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Waste Treatment Operator Unlicensed

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 standard 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 35,000 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: Waste Operator is primarily responsible for the chemical levels, including titration checks of chemical levels applied to metal going through washers       


Job Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and startup of washers.
  •  Keep equipment clean and perform routine maintenance on equipment for proper operation.
  • Complete all check sheets.
  • Perform an hourly check on water going to the city's water system ensuring Hydro is below permit limits for
  • discharge and managing hazardous waste according to state and federal regulations.
  • Start ovens at start of shift and during breaks.
  • Start waste treatment system and ensure it is running as efficiently as possible.
  •  Any and all other duties as specified by the department manager or supervisor.
  •   Place hooks/rods in burn-off oven, remove, and clean for line use daily.
  • Complete chemical inventory as necessary and report usage.
  • Must take the Industrial Wastewater exam within six months.


Job Requirements:

  • Unlicensed operator must take state testing and pass in 12 months of starting position.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with fluency in English; Good verbal communications skills a plus
  • Knowledge of paint process
  • Ability to communicate fluently with internal and external customers; Must complete internal or external assessment to determine appropriate communication, math, reading, and problem-solving skills
  • Team player; ability to work as a team; Self-starter; adaptable to change; ability to prioritize needs; Leadership skills a plus
  • Must demonstrate the ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs
  • Physical agility required, with ability to safely climb ladders to check equipment, standing and walking for 12-hr shifts
  • Must be able to successfully pass pulmonary/respiratory testing.
  • Must be able to work any shift required
  • Satisfactory attendance is required, as stated in Company Attendance Policy
  • No safety violations and no active Written Warnings/Corrective Actions on file


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Previous experience in wastewater treatment
  • 2-5 Years’ experience in manufacturing environment; a steady work history; willingness to work any shift, with long hours High School Diploma or GED equivalent


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


Posted on:  Apr 11, 2021

Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

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

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

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