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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

We are Hydro, a global family of 34,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, batteries 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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CNC Programmer

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 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: Phoenix, AZ



As a CNC Programmer your primary task will be programming parts and tools from customer provided models or drawings or internally created models or drawings. You will be responsible for the creation and revision of CNC programs for various multi-axis, horizontal and vertical machines, mills and equipment, as well as supporting current production and prototype projects while maintaining quality and safety standards. The global goal for this role will be to support our corporate commitment to improve all products and processes through prevention rather than detection.


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 Responsibilities:

  • Write programs and modify existing ones for increased efficiency.
  • Utilize drawings or CAD models to support program development.
  • Utilize CAM software to produce programs.
  • Make calculations for programming.
  • Create, document and back-up all programs. Update set-up sheets and tool lists as required.
  • Check completed programs by running simulations or tests.
  • Prepare geometric layout of designs using proper software.
  • Determine sequence of operations in a program.
  • Confer with appropriate engineering personnel in preparing and finalizing programs.
  • Choose cutting tools that will be needed.
  • Analyze job order and performs necessary calculations.
  • Simplify tooling time for workers and increases productivity.
  • Monitor all programs to make sure they follow blueprint instructions and safely and successfully complete the task
  • Train production personnel to operate CNC machines/fixtures.
  • Hands-on setting up CNC machines, tooling, fixtures, jigs.
  • Assure quality and production requirements are met, as per travelers and blueprints, etc.
  • Participate in total quality management projects to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Report any equipment or facility defect(s) to supervisor.
  • Comply with all Hydro safety rules and company policies.
  • Ensure any accident or injury is promptly reported.
  • Wear proper Personal Protection Equipment in work area at all time


Job Requirements:

  • Basic English (reading, writing, verbal and comprehend)
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, and QC personnel
  • Basic to intermediate shop math
  • Ability to use and read measuring tool and devices as necessary for inspection of machined parts.
  • Able to work in a demanding fast paced environment.
  • Experience recognizing mechanical dysfunctions.
  • Work with little or no supervision throughout shift.
  • Should be able to work in any shift.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • CNC Programming Certificate from accredited tech/trade school helpful.
  • 3,4, & 5 axis preferred
  • Aluminum parts manufacturing experience.
  • In lieu of the above, any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the afore mentioned knowledge, abilities, and skills may be considered at the Company’s discretion.



  • Must be able to lift to 50# 
  • Standing: Must be able to stand for extended periods of time (may accommodate)
  • Walking: Required to perform job duties
  • Sitting: Limited (may accommodate)
Posted on:  May 4, 2021

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85043

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

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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