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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.

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Operations 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: The Operations Manager must have background and industrial experience engaged in Lean manufacturing. The best candidate will be tenacious at identifying waste in the process and will have proficiencies in coaching management and operators in the culture and mindset of Lean


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required – degree in Engineering or Business preferred; Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 7 - 10 years of experience in a leadership role within the heavy industrial manufacturing
  • Strong computer skills. Use of multiple operating business systems; proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Previous aluminum extrusion and fabrication experience is preferred


Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive superior HSE (Health, Safety & Environmental) performance through an attitude and approach that “all injuries are preventable”.
  • Lead, direct, evaluate, and develop a team of department managers and supervisors to ensure that the Plant’s financial strategy is implemented effectively, consistently and according to established plant objections and make necessary modifications when business conditions dictate.
  • Manage and control plant production staff functions and resources for the facility.
  • Maintain effective and respectful employee relations and an engaged workforce.
  • Plan, implement, and control plant activities to achieve plant performance goals consistent with Hydro Extrusion North America / West Region objectives.
  • Drive a continuous improvement culture through a foundation of Hydro’s Extrusion Business System (EBS), lean manufacturing concepts, and operational excellence.
  • Manage operations and personnel in a manner that clearly demonstrates the Hydro Core Values – Care, Courage, & Collaboration.
  • Actively participate in business reviews, planning and strategy sessions as required, and ensure plant reporting requirements are met for production and maintenance functions.
  • Excels at operating in a fast pace business, ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization; ability to look at situations from several points of view


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 21, 2022

Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211

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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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