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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.

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HR Generalist

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 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 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: Mississauga


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


Job Summary: The Human Resources Generalist will be responsible for providing support to various HR and HSE activities such as recruitment, training and performance management, employee relations, payroll support, benefit administration and other administrative duties. The HR Generalist will report directly to the Human Resources Manager.



Required Education/Experience:

  • Up to 5 years of related generalist and safety experience in a unionized environment Required education, experience, and skills go here
  • University degree or college diploma in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field
  • CHRP designation



Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of ESA and Human Rights, interpreting/implementing Collective Agreements
  • Proven computer skills working with different software applications
  • Comply with Health, Safety & Environmental requirements
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Able to communicate orally and in writing effectively with Managers, supervisors, peers and subordinates
  • Experience with payroll and HRIS systems
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Be available to come in occasionally on off-shifts to support ongoing business needs



Job Responsibilities(HR):

  • Support Global Business Services (GBS) recruitment with preparation of job postings, screen resumes, interviewing and onboarding of new candidates
  • Provides support for weekly and biweekly payroll administration of workforce
  • Provides day to day HR support to employees and management regarding employee relations issues, employee communications and policy, interpretation of Collective Agreement
  • Oversees benefits administration for hourly and salaried workforce
  • Runs a weekly absence report and notifies department Supervisors and Managers of employee status as per Attendance Management Policy.
  • Participates in HR investigations as required
  • Accurately enters employee data into HRIS system
  • Assist with completing and following up with third party disability management
  • Assist with the yearly-performance appraisal program for hourly employees
  • Regularly files confidential HR documents into employee files
  • Come in on off-shifts (i.e. evening, nights, early morning) occasionally to support Company activities, training, investigations, etc…
  • Coordinate and support corporate events (Take Your Kids to Work Day, Employee BBQs, etc.)


Job Responsibilities(Health & Safety):

  • Identify and assist with correcting any unsafe conditions within the company.
  • Immediately alert management to any serious safety issues and work to implement effective solutions.
  • Identify and assist with correcting any unsafe conditions within the company.
  • Conduct and support accident/incident investigations
  • Support all company safety programs, policies, and procedures and ensure they are effectively communicated to all employees.
  • Track department performance (incident investigations, WOC, safety video reviews) and evaluate effectiveness.
  • Support WSIB claims, administration, follow-ups and facilitate Return to Work meetings.
  • Maintain current and accurate information on the company’s Incident Management System website.
  • Provide support for all environmental related recordkeeping and administration to include compliance with permits, operating conditions, sampling and regulatory standards.
  • Maintain safety records, including training, evacuations, and accident and incident report.
  • Conduct periodic facility inspections to determine potential safety, health and environmental hazards.
  • Strong presence on the production floor. Observe and coach department managers and employees in hazard recognition identifying possible safety concerns/areas of improvement and improving safety culture.
  • Administer company wide training to employees in accordance with applicable legal requirements, environmental regulations, and company standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.



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.

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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:  Mar 9, 2023

Mississauga, ON, CA

Department:  Human Resources
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Canada Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent

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