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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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Production Lead

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: Rockledge, FL

Job Summary:

This position requires department leads to lead, instruct and direct machine operators to troubleshoot, set-up and resolve problem with equipment and tooling and perform basic machine maintenance operations. In addition, they are expected to perform first piece and product inspections, which requires computer skills to input and analyze production/packing data and maintain a steady departmental workflow. All these functions should be working within the limitations of standards, methods and procedures.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Must work from schedules, production orders and work instructions, packing instructions, prints and specifications, and instruct, direct, and assist operators
  • Oversee movement of materials to workstations to meet scheduled shipment dates, monitor set-ups and machine adjustments, and check first pieces of each run and approve as indicated.
  • Regularly check quantity and quality of production to ensure operators are in compliance with production orders.
  • Provide assistance and expertise in resolving operational problems.
  • Devise methods to improvise techniques to compensate for equipment or material deficiencies to produce product to specification and maximize yield.
  • Perform basic machine maintenance, ensure proper calibration, and perform required maintenance as directed.
  • Monitor material levels to ensure optimum levels are maintained.
  • Write Material Review Tickets for Scrap Metal.
  • Participate in engineering tests, product trails and productivity and quality improvement activities.
  • Prepare and modify work instructions and packing instructions, if necessary.
  • Periodically inventory packing supplies and operating supplies.
  • Coordinate operations with other shifts to maintain awareness of current work in progress and maintain an uninterrupted workflow.
  • Requires the ability to perform all duties to operate all equipment, all within limitation of the standard methods and procedures and in accordance with strict adherence to safety, environmental, quality and productivity requirements.
  • Serve as production technical trainer, providing training to other operators and trainers.
  • Enter production data into production and packing computer systems. Provide Department/Shift Supervisor and Production Manager summary reports on shift’s performance. In this report, document unusual conditions or operating problems.
  • Prepare purchase requests for needed requirements, if necessary.
  • Attend and participate in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems, and maintain a specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements, and policies.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Previous experience in all positions in the Department or similar experience
  • Experience working in a heavy industrial or manufacturing environment 
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Knowledge of process related standards.
  • Proven ability to develop successful partnerships with internal and external team members.
  • Intermediate or better Microsoft Excel skills.


Demonstrated Abilities:

  • Proficiency in shop mathematics and layout techniques
  • Certified Production Technician
  • LEAN manufacturing principles
  • Knowledge of HSE Regulations
  • Ability to think critically and theoretically
  • Maneuver 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 in repetitive motions.
  • Frequency encountering close visual acuity and requires continual stoop, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Employee frequently will lift or move up to 25lbs and occasional lifts or moves up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors, specifically red.
  • Flashing lights in the production area may trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.
  • Occasionally, the employee will need to be able to sit, step up, or crawl
  • Serve as a member of the Emergency Response Team
  • Responsibilities of this position may include the handling and management of hazardous wastes and other hazardous substances in routine activities


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:  

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:  Oct 13, 2021

Rockledge, FL, US, 32955

Department:  CTL 2nd Shift
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Precision Tubing USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Melbourne

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