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Machine Operator

Extruded Solutions is Hydro’s largest and most global business area. Our Business Area supplies aluminum profiles and profile-based solutions in various applications ranging from windows and furniture to cars and cruise ships. Within Extruded Solutions, we have business area staff functions based in Oslo, but we also have four core business units; Extrusion Europe, Extrusion North America, Building Systems and Precision Tubing.

Job Location: Rockledge, FL

Summary: Produce product by operating various types of machines in compliance with Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Programs and quality assurance systems to support the achievement of the sites goals and business objectives. Starting, stopping, adjusting line speed and inspecting for defects. Monitoring equipment, recording production and scrap.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform duties to set up and operate MPE CTL Dept. equipment within production goals and standard set up times.
  • Ensure specifications are met by changing and set prescribed tooling to suit tubing size and set arc and pressure, making continued adjustments to meet material variations
  • Proficient use of equipment required by job function
  • Change and adjust blades as required.  
  • Use jib crane or overhead crane to position coil on pay off. 
  • Set up and operate cutting equipment, clamping jaws and guards and set stops.
  • Set speed and feed to suit product requirements.
  • Position tubing in guide and cut and check first piece.
  • Obtain first piece approval prior to completing lot run.
  • Work to production orders, packing specifications and instruction. 
  • Select proper material for packing based on product specifications and packing requirements. 
  • Prepare packaging materials. Pre-make boxes and stock bins with filler, pre-cut paper, prep tote/pallet etc.
  • Check work at prescribed intervals and record data on check sheets.
  • Ability to follow containment procedures and report serious defects or equipment problems to team leader.
  • Maintain equipment by cleaning, oiling and removing chips and scraps as indicated.
  • Empty scrap boxes regularly.


Job Requirements:

  • Previous manufacturing experience a plus
  • Ability to exercise judgement within limitation of standard methods and procedure.
  • Ability to handle basic math
  • Ability to read and interpret simple reference material such as printed instructions and blueprints.
  • Ability to operate a jib crane, overhead crane, and electric pallet jacks.
  • Proficient use of measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers and fix gauges where interpretation is required.
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Manoeuvre spools from floor rails, take ups and pay offs several times per day
  • Frequently standing for long periods of time, walking, use of hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands or arms, repetitive motion, close visual acuity, stoop, kneel or crouch. Employee frequently lifts or moves up to 25 lbs and occasional lifts or moves up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors, specifically red.



Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions

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

Please apply before: 10/30/2020 

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.

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Rockledge, FL, US, 32955

Department:  CTL 3rd Shift
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Precision Tubing USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Melbourne

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