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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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Compensation Analyst

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 Summary: The Compensation Analyst assists in the analysis and administration of Hydro’s compensation programs.  The Comp Analyst will interact closely with management to facilitate compensation-related activities.


The position works a hybrid/flexible schedule based in the Hydro Extrusion North America Business Unit Headquarters in Rosemont, IL.


Job Location: Rosemont, IL


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 Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain job descriptions to ensure description accurately reflects the work being performed by incumbents. Collaborate with internal HR team and reach out to managers as needed to improve or update existing descriptions.
  • Collaborate with HR and business leaders on pay initiatives and changes including promotions, transfers, and other compensation actions.
  • Analyze pay equity issues and provide recommendations.
  • Perform job evaluations of salaried positions using Mercer’s International Position Evaluation (IPE) system and methodology.
  • Supports annual pay and incentive plan review process.
  • Participate and/or lead special compensation projects.
  • Assist with documentation of Compensation policies and practices.
  • Prepare company data for salary surveys to support the ongoing improvement of organization compensation programs and objectives.
  • Keeps apprised of federal, state, and local compensation laws and regulations to support company compliance.
  • Review jobs for FLSA testing and compliance initiatives.
  • Prepare and present summary reports of job and compensation analysis.
  • Develop compensation training materials and programs to educate HR Leaders, Managers and employees about company pay philosophy and compensation programs.
  • Additional duties and projects as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required, or the equivalent in education and experience.
  • One to three years as a compensation analyst, required. 
  • Demonstrated work experience utilizing advanced analytical and presentation skills in support of compensation related projects.
  • Functional knowledge of compensation methodologies and pay structures.
  • Strong aptitude in data analysis and research methods.
  • Solid understanding of HR systems, job codes, and salary structures.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential employee information.


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, project, research, organizational and interpersonal skills with a sharp attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Proficient with MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and HRIS systems.
  • Prior experience using SAP SuccessFactors, UKG and Mercer WIN systems a plus.
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR or CCP certification preferred


Travel Requirements:

Rarely travels (less than 10%).


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 25, 2023

Rosemont, IL, US, 60018

Department:  US - Compensation
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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