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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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Finishing Department 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 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: Portland, OR


Summary: This challenging senior management position is a key member of the Portland Plant Lead Team directly reporting to the Plant Manager.  The position supervises and manages multiple work units, i.e., Anodizing, Coatings, Packing, Waste Water Treatment, and Joseph Cell, through subordinate supervisors.  Duties include visiting and directing employee safety and environmental compliance priorities & production goals for each work unit in three facilities, Main Plant, Riverside and Coatings within a 3.5-mile radius.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Understands, leads by example (role model), and holds self and others accountable and responsible for performing all work within safety standards and best practices.
  • Supports and routinely participates in Safety Committee meetings.
  • Responsible for all environmental compliance rules within scope of assigned work units.
  • Reports on all unsafe & near miss work conditions
  • Responsible for meeting production / delivery goals as directed by the plant manager.
  • Responsible for staffing of assigned work units to include:  promoting a positive, respectful work environment, interviewing, training, discipline, cross leveling, evaluating & rewarding performance, address employee concerns / complaints, and resolve problems.
  • Mentors and develops management & leadership skills of subordinate supervisors.



Job Requirements:

  • Strong communication (verbal / written) and team interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for scheduling, data analysis, team building and reporting
  • Experience with lean manufacturing
  • Experience with Axapta & IMS preferred
  • Oracle application is preferred.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in related field is preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office software


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


At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

Please apply before: 05/31/2021 

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 this form or by calling +1 (412) 643-3602.

Posted on:  Jun 4, 2021

Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211

Department:  Extrusion Finishing
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Portland Holding Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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