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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.

Human Resources 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 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:

  • 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: Responsible for the planning and execution of the day-to-day activities of the Human Resources department and employees.  Leads and coordinates HR functions/activities and implements people processes and procedures that help achieve organizational goals throughout the West Region.



Required Education/Experience:

  • At least 7 years of HR generalist experience in a union and manufacturing environment. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Business or a related field


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • SPHR, PHR, SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP certification
  • Previous experience in a multi-facility HR role
  • Multi-lingual skills are a plus. (Spanish, Vietnamese, Burmese, Moung)


Job Responsibilities:

  • Plant Lead Team member; initiate strategic and tactical solutions to support plant and corporate initiatives.
  • Enforce compliance with administrative policies, procedures, safety rules and governmental regulations and laws
  • Provide leadership, management, direction and support for the HR team.  Dotted line guidance and direction to Portland based GBS Payroll and Recruitment team members.  Provide biannual performance feedback on GBS team members to upline supervisor(s).
  • Assess, develop and implement training activities such as legal compliance, team building and department specific training; implement corporate trainings
  • Work collaboratively with managers to address performance concerns such as absenteeism, policy violation and behavioral concerns.
  • Investigate and resolve employee relations complaints; represent the company regarding compliance or legal matters.
  • Labor relations management including foster positive working relations with union leadership, business representatives, & shop stewards leaders.  Administer the collective bargaining agreement and facilitate negotiation of its successor agreement, address employee concerns, process grievances, participate in Boards of Adjustment and represent the company during arbitrations.
  • Support and administer benefit (annual open enrollment) and compensation/bonus programs to optimize plant and region performance
  • Partners with ENA GBS recruitment to perform outreach, interviewing, hiring and on-boarding processes.
  • Chairs the plant’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee.  Recruits volunteer team members to serve on the committee that determines CSR civic activities and annually donation allocations. 


Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!


Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences.  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:  May 27, 2023

Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211

Department:  Human Resources
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Portland, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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