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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.

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Extrusion Department Manager

Hydro  Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium 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 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.

Job Location: Gainesville, GA


Summary: This position is for the Extrusion Department Manager Role at Hydro’s Southeast Region Gainesville GA facility. This position reports directly to the Operations Manager.


Job Responsibilities:


  • This person will be required to provide overall leadership that ensures and includes:
  • Provides a physically and emotionally safe, clean, and organized working environment promoting mutual trust and respect.
  • Provides leadership, mentoring and coaching for manufacturing in areas of safety, quality, time and cost.
  • Safe production of the highest possible quality products, at the lowest possible cost
  • Reaching desired goals for housekeeping, safety, quality, COTD and production by ensuring that the team members follow all company policies, practices and procedures;
  • Meeting and exceeding customer expectations
  • Facilitates change and drives continuous improvement from experiments to systematic, sustainable processes.
  • Develops, sponsors, and supports experiments to support continuous improvement.
  • Supports other Managers, Supervisors, and Team Members as part of the help chain
  • Coaching and development of Team Members
  • Sponsoring Problem Solving and Kaizen activities
  • Involvement in critical business decisions

Job Requirements:

  • Formal problem-solving training
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Professionalism and good organization skills
  • Must be able to organize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Formal leadership training a must (manage multiple objectives and deadlines)
  • Strong working knowledge of Extrusion Press and Die Practices
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing production planning
  • Working knowledge of aluminum extrusion production and quality management systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with fluency in English, any other languages a plus
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement practical application preferable


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree preferred or equivalent in education and experience
  • 10 years+ of successful manufacturing experience, preferably in the Aluminum Extrusion Industry; Previous successful Management or Supervisory Experience
  • Strong computer skills; use of multiple operating business systems; proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate on all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and through teams, with all levels of the workforce




Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

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



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

Please apply before: 09/24/2021 

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:  Jan 19, 2022

Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Department:  Extrusion Manager
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

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