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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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General Laborer

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: Work in a heavy industrial, fast-paced environment producing aluminum extrusions.


Compensation: Entry level hourly wage starting at $17.00 per hour. Swing and graveyard shift employees will receive a shift differential of $1.50 per hour. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Reviews the print and manufacturing practice for specific notes related to special inspection requirements and stacking patterns
  • Reviews production orders for alloy, temper and finish
  • Inspects materials on the saw exit table and as stacked for surface quality issues and scraps or reports defects to the Supervisor/Metal Checker or Saw Boss as directed
  • Clearly identifies material positioned for fab out with a paint pen
  • Inspects material for visible problems with twist or straightness on the table or as stacked into the racks; visually inspects the cut ends to verify that there is no obvious distortion in the profile on both ends of rack/truck
  • Fills appropriate length racks and/or trucks for transferring metal downstream
  • Maintains accurate piece counts of conforming and nonconforming material
  • Places Process Traveler (PT) tags on material upon verification of the shape on the PT with the material on the rack
  • Cuts bundles open at the billet/log index table, verifies proper alloy, cast #, and size and records on the billet log sheet
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to understand and deliver basic commands in English
  • Must have basic math skills, use a calculator and read a tape measure
  • Must be able to work cohesively in a team environment
  • Must have flexibility for shift and hours
  • Willingness to learn, take direction and advance
  • Must be able to lift over 50 lbs.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent


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: 04/30/2021 

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:  Apr 8, 2021

Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211

Department:  Main Plant Supervisor 7 & 9 Grave Shift
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Portland Holding Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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