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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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Continuous Improvement Manager - Fabrication Plant

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: Phoenix, AZ – Fabrication Plant            

This position is located at:            402 N. 44th St

                                                           Phoenix, Arizona 85043


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: Directs and coordinates activities of aluminum manufacturing operations to obtain optimum use of equipment, facilities, and personnel by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.



Required Education/Experience:

  • A degree in Business Management; or at least ten years related experience and/or training.
  • A background in manufacturing including extrusion and process control.  Must be able to direct personnel and motivate all levels of employees. 


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills required as well as the ability to access variety of production methods to aid and direct improvement and training.
  • Knowledge of ISO/QS standards
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Champions business and performance improvement by building a continuous improvement culture and driving change throughout the organization.
  • Assists in selection and training of teams and individuals to achieve continuous improvement goals.
  • Identifies opportunities for Kaizen events and lean activities that will lead to achievement of business goals.
  • Proactively identifies and removes organizational barriers to the continuous improvement process.
  • Provides coordination and direction to CI resources ensuring continuous improvement goals are achieved.
  • Drives the development of metrics across the site to achieve alignment and engage teams to deliver and continuously improve performance.
    Coordinates the development of a future-state business vision and align projects and activities to achieve that vision.
  • Creates the road map and deploys all aspects of continuous improvement into the business across all functions to ensure the organization evolves to a lean production system.




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.


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:  Jun 22, 2022

Phoenix, AZ, US, AZ 85043-2

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

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