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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

We are Hydro, a global family of 30,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium and metal recycling, and energy and renewables, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence.

We have a proud history and are committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future by developing natural resources into innovative products and solutions. In doing so, we truly believe that our people matter the most to make the difference.

Click here to explore our world and the heart of our operations.

Production Control Manager

Hydro  Extrusions is a world-leading aluminum extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standards profiles to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.  Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with a focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.


Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.



This position reports directly to the Plant Manager. The primary purpose is to ensure customer orders are delivered complete and on time while maintaining a competitive lead time. Lead, assess, and coordinate the Extrusion, Paint, Fabrication, Materials Flow, & Plant Scheduling. Responsible for linking sales to manufacturing and coordinating demand to plant capacity. Provide recommendations on manning requirements to meet demand.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Must drive a safety culture where safety is the number one priority for all employees.
  • Exhibit and live the Hydro Values as part of doing business. Support short and long-term
  • goals, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) strategies
  • Value Our People – coach, teach, and development
  • Value Our Customers -- service
  • Adhere to the ISO 9001 principles on quality management and ISO 14001/18001 principles on Environment & Safety
  • Deliver-On-Time systems for Operations
  • Inventory Control System for Operations
  • Manage Capacity and Constraints
  • Develop and drive Master Production Schedule
  • Monitor daily production schedule & planning adherence
  • Assure Material Replenishment and correct WIP levels
  • Analyze & manage Inventory Levels to target $Manage Phase-Outs
  • Interface with (regional) customer service, sales, logistics, quality, and operations
  • Supervise direct reports in MRP/MPS area
  • Manage performance of offsite fabrication vendors
  • Leverage the power of the Hydro network to maintain competitive lead times
  • Maintain Master Planning & Logistics Data

Job Requirements:

  • Experience with ERP systems; (AS400 a plus)
  • Strong analytical and independent decision-making skills
  • Lean /Continuous improvement practical applications
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing resource planning,
  • particularly work scheduling/lead times
  • Meticulous attention to detail; Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, changing production atmosphere while working independently with tight schedules and adhering to the highest standards of excellence
  • Operative communication skills both verbal & written.
  • Effective leadership & presenter with a “people” & “customer” focus.
  • Proficient in micro office; excel, word, PowerPoint
  • Minimum 5 years of Production Control Management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Manufacturing exposure to aluminum extrusions, finishing, or fabrication industry is a plus
  • Ability to present a positive unified front to all employees, reinforcing the goals, strategies, and personal commitment of the leadership team.
  • Proven record of coaching others to success in their own areas of influence.
  • Team Player; Self-Starter; Adaptable to change



Education and Work Requirements:

  • BS required
  • Certification in Supply Chain, Production Control, or Inventory
  • Management a plus


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Affordable Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Parental Leave


At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

Please apply before: 11/30/2021 

Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please let us know by completing the form below or by calling +1 (412) 643-3602.


Posted on:  Nov 25, 2021

Elkhart, IN, US, 46514

Department:  Production Control
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend

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