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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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Die Technology 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 Summary: The successful candidate will plan and lead activities in extrusion tooling technology to systematically improve ENA (Extrusion North America) competitive advantage.


Job Location: Remote


Salary Range:  $125,000 -$155,000


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


Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum three (3) years experience in project management and driving continuous improvement is required
  • Minimum eight (8) years of operational experience in an extrusion tooling technology / die shop management role is required


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s in engineering, science or business
  • Sound understanding of EBS or similar program principles is preferred
  • Experience in leading and managing multifunctional and multi-cultural teams required
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of our organization from shop floor to top management.
  • Must be an effective trainer and presenter with a “people” focus


Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement activities to effectively institute and share extrusion and extrusion tooling best practices across all ENA operations in safety, quality, productivity, under-nominal, and profitability.
  • Responsible for working with plants to effectively implement OpEx & EBS (Extrusion Business System) practices, along with the sharing and implementation of benchmarking and best practices (tactical).
  • Develop and lead a network of die shop leaders that maintain momentum and consistency in applying extrusion tooling technology best practices throughout the business area operations.
  • Plan and lead activities in extrusion tooling technology advancements to systematically improve ENA competitive advantage.
  • Perform project / results reviews and complete follow-up work with the plants to close existing gaps.
  • Collaborate (partner) with operations management to apply extrusion tooling technology knowledge to drive operations performance through the business area operations.
  • Drive continuous improvement and benchmarking activities related to extrusion tooling technology processes to improve overall performance.
  • 50%-75% travel required.

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.   

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:  May 27, 2023

Moon Township, PA, US, 15108

Department:  OPEX Reliability
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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