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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.

Payroll Specialist I

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: Mississauga, ON

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



Job Summary: The Payroll Specialist GBS will oversee and execute the day-to-day payroll processing of multiple company locations, for both salaried and hourly employees. All while ensuring that the payroll is processed within a reasonable time, in full compliance with local and company regulations.



Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant training related to accounting
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Minimum of two years of experience in payroll processing
  • Knowledge of the UltiPro and Kronos system, assets.



Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • A degree in accounting, business, or related field
  • Canadian Payroll Certification



  • Experienced in a unionized manufacturing environment
  • Advanced skills in the MS Office suite, Excel in particular
  • Strong knowledge of federal/Provincial wage laws
  • Great sense of thoroughness, organization and must be able to work within deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to exercise great discretion and maintain confidentiality.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Review all employee salary data by generating reports to ensure compliance with company policies
  • Review payroll registers previews and send approval to payroll vendor for final processing
  • Record and send approval to payroll provider for final processing
  • Thoroughly test all proposed system enhancements/modifications pending compensation rules prior to final implementation
  • Resolve employee issues or questions regarding hours, earnings, payroll deductions
  • Assist employees with direct deposit and general deduction changes; update the system accordingly
  • Calculate and submit bonus/profit sharing retention bonus and other additional compensation payments
  • Submit requests for supporting accounts payable for payment to third party vendors for deductions union dues, benefits, etc.



Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!


Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences.  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.   

Please apply before:  

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 23, 2023

Mississauga, ON, CA

Department:  GBS HR North America
Business Area:  Global Business Services(HGBS)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Canada Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent

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