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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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High Performance Press Operator


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 34,000 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



            Operate a highly automated extrusion press-line. Lead team members, as well as report on efficiency of presses. Understanding of flow in the department. Including lot tickets, press schedules, tooling, log inventory, material handing at the saw, and through the age oven.   


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:

  • Safely set up and operate the extrusion press within the parameters given for each profile
  • Record data, such as time, number of billets used, and items processed.
  • Ensures equipment is operating correctly and communicates effectively if maintenance or engineering resources are needed to fix/improve operations.
  • Support scheduled Preventative Maintenance of the press line.
  • Assures die changes are conducted efficiently and uptime is optimized through preparedness and effective communication with other press crew TM’s.
  • Instructs and guides other TM’s with procedural information, quality alerts, or other critical information that may be related to the profile recipe.
  • Understand department flow; including lot tickets, press schedules, tooling, log inventory levels, material handing at the saw, and through the age oven.
  • Reviews press schedule and adheres to scheduled customer demand/needs.
  • Ensures proper/safe operation of equipment and communicates issues effectively to the proper resources and frontline leadership


Job Requirements:

  • Develops/trains press trainee on press equipment, operations, process, and systems to the extent that the trainee can self-operate.
  • Safely optimizes press uptime, scrap rates, productivity, and performance through adherence to policy, procedures, and systems such as run to recipe.
  • Read dimensional blueprints and use of measuring tools
  • Knowledge of department targets and goals such as PPH, recovery, uptime etc. and understanding of how each are driven.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate to area leadership and support teams


Education and Work Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Prior knowledge of extrusion department preferred
  • Basic reading and mathematics skills
  • Comfortable navigating an HMI / computer to operate the highly automated equipment



  • Able to work in extreme heat or cold conditions. 
  • Ability to function successfully in a fast-paced, changing work environment. 
  • Able to learn and work with the extreme hazards of the handling of molten metal. 
  • Must have ability to communicate (both written & verbal) and work well with all employees at all levels, willingness to learn new processes and work with limited supervision 



  • Lifting:            Must be able to lift to 50#
  • Standing:        Must be able to stand for extended periods of time (can accommodate)
  • Walking:         Required to perform job duties
  • Sitting:             Limited (can accommodate)
  • Hearing:          Necessary to perform job duties (may accommodate)
  • Seeing:            Necessary to perform job duties
  • Speaking:       Necessary to perform job duties


Diversity improves our ability to act in accordance with The Hydro Way. Therefore all applications will be considered with equal suitability. Please apply online in ONE with your CV and optionally a cover letter until.

If you have any question, please contact:
Evie Lynn Potts:


Posted on:  Jun 11, 2021

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85043

Department:  Press 5
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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