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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.

Press Operator

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


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


Starting Rate of pay:    $21.89/hour



Shifts Available and Hours:   3rd shift




Shift Premium:           3rd shift - $1.00/hour extra



Bonus:                        New hires will “bank” a $1,000* bonus, to be paid at two separate intervals of $500* each



Job Responsibilities:

  • 1-3 Years Manufacturing Experience desirable; the ability to work any shift is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, team player, self-starter, practice safety.
  • The work area will be hot in summer months and cold in winter months.
  • Place safety first.
  • Responsible for the productive and efficient operation of the extrusion press.
  • Responsible for Quality and Quantity of material being produced on the extrusion press.
  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling the Log Furnace, log shear, extrusion press, Extrusion handling system, and extrusion puller system.
  • Responsible for the control of the Extrusion Cooling Process.
  • Responsible for the computer set-up and monitoring of the extrusion press system.
  • Responsible for quality checks of the extruded material.
  • Responsible for housekeeping around the press operation area.
  • All other duties as directed by the department leader or manager



Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with AS400 system a plus


Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

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

Please apply before:  

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:  Jun 22, 2022

Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Department:  102 Blue Nights
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

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