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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

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.

Click here to explore our world and the heart of our operations.

Manufacturing 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 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: Portland, OR


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • UNION represented by Local 162 Teamsters Union
    • Enrollment into Union Pension
  • Medical/Dental/Vision (up to 84% Employer-Paid), Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Eligibility to contribute into Retirement Savings Plan
  • 50% Reimbursement of C-Tran or TriMet monthly buss pass
  • Education Assistance
  • Monthly Profit Sharing
  • Company Paid Parental Leave


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. 


Bonus: $500 retention bonus for new employees.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Receives and prints packing order from computer and determines that correct packing materials are available at packing station
  • Lifts aluminum extrusions up to 27’ long and weighing from 10 pounds to 100 pounds
  • Cuts wood on saw to use for packing or banding
  • With assistance of a co-worker for long extrusions, lift metal from rack to packing cart and use prescribed material to hand pack bundles per customer specifications
  • Maintains ID for all racks and bundles in process
  • Loads metal onto conveyor belt to go through auto wrapper
  • Visually inspects ends, cut length and material to ensure accuracy and quality prior to packing
  • Keeps record of items packed and records on Process Traveler (PT) with last item packed
  • Ensures that finished material leaves area properly packaged and marked
  • Notifies Lead Person of potential problems with pack patterns



Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Must be able to read and understand all work and safety instructions.
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English


Working Conditions:

  • Indoors, outdoors, at heights, noisy environment, in all seasonal weather conditions
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of this position, including routinely lifting equipment weighing up to 50 lbs., standing and walking, climbing stairs and ladders, and kneeling or crouching



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 27, 2022

Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211

Department:  Packing and Joseph
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Portland Holding Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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