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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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2nd Shift Welder

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: Sidney, OH


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


Summary: Complete the Mig and Tig welding process using the provided fixture hand tools, and welding equipment, as instructed by the Supervisor. Responsible for ensuring that all welds meet customer standards. Responsible for operating the fixture, hand tools, and welding equipment in the safest manner possible. 



  • 2nd Shift - $24.43/hr to start plus $1.00 shift differential.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Become proficient in operating welding equipment as instructed by the Supervisor. May be required to run machines/heavy presses from time to time, as production schedules demand.
  • Become proficient in operating all hand tools required. This includes but is not limited to, rivnut guns, mono-bolt guns, air powered disk grinders, impact guns, and hand drills.
  • Become proficient at recognizing the product required by the customer and knowing the parts that make up those products.
  • Set-up, weld and assemble parts in accordance with quality specifications using the weld fixture provided.
  • Weld/assemble parts to match fabrication prints or approved samples, ensuring quality product for the customer.
  • Make periodic checks to ensure parts match approved samples supplied by the Supervisor or Set-Up Person. Perform all required SPC.
  • Check component parts during the weld process to ensure material is not scratched, pitted, bent, etc. Weld component and fabricated parts in accordance with customer's standard weld procedures.
  • Stop production and contact the Supervisor when quality problems arise.
  • Analyze the effects of dirt, oil, or other contaminates in the weld joint, and make necessary corrections.
  • Ensure all applicable safety equipment is in proper working order before operating the fixture, welder, or machines/heavy presses. Report safety concerns to the Supervisor immediately.
  • Report all tooling and print defects to the Supervisor.
  • Ensure that correct SAP part numbers, customer part numbers, and piece counts are marked on each rack, cart, or skid that is sent to the next internal operation or packaged for shipment.
  • Become proficient at predicting when the area will run out of parts. Report all material shortages to the Supervisor or Material Handler before running out of parts.
  • Return all unused materials to the proper storage areas.
  • Turn off the power to all applicable pieces of equipment before leaving the area.
  • Properly identify and account for all scrap before leaving the area. Complete all required documentation.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area for all. Good housekeeping is a requirement.
  • Work to increase productivity and quality. Make suggestions to improve the quantity and quality of finished parts.
  • Exhibit a professional and positive approach at all times.
  • Must be willing to cross-train on other jobs throughout the plant, as needed.
  • When conditions dictate, overtime may be required (with little or no prior notification).


Job Requirements:

  • The ability to operate Mig and Tig welders in all positions (flat, horizontal, downhill, up-hill) is required. Testing and grading of welds by an experienced Hydro Extrusion Welder and/or a contracted professional, will be done prior to an offer of employment or a change in job classification.
  • Prior experience working as a welder in a fast-paced manufacturing environment is required.  Prior experience welding aluminum is desired. Machine Operator/Heavy Press experience is a plus. 
  • A high school diploma is required.
  • Must be able to correctly perform SPC. This requires the ability to correctly use tape measures, calipers, micrometers, lineal check gauges, etc. Must be able to chart SPC information.
  • Must be able to learn the correct and safest means of operating the door fixture equipment and operating machines/heavy presses.
  • Must be able to detect visual material defects and create the highest quality doors/fabricated parts possible.
  • May be required to operate a floor jack to move material from one area to another, if needed.
  • Must be able to maintain productivity level of 85% or higher to remain on the job.
  • Must be able to read/write small numbers and letters. Must be able to make arithmetic calculations.
  • Must be able to perform several tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be able to respond quickly to problems and work in a stressful environment.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and managers in both written and verbal form.
  • Must be able to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Must follow plant-wide safety procedures at all times.  (Note: Accommodations will be made in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act).
  • Must be able to lift, bend, twist, push, pull, and stand throughout the course of a scheduled shift.
  • Will be required to lift approximately twenty to eighty (20-80) pounds, either from time to time or continuously, during a scheduled shift.
  • Must successfully complete a ninety (90) day orientation period.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent


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.

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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:  Jul 31, 2022

Sidney, OH, US, 45365

Department:  CNC Shift 2
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati

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