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Operations Manager

Are you looking to make a real impact? For over a century, our people have been the driving force in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues – and we hope you’ll join us in solving the next century’s. Whether you're working to close the loop at one of our recycling facilities or ensuring efficient renewable energy processes to decarbonize aluminium production, your contributions make an impact in our shared purpose of propelling our industries and the world into a greener future.  

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 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates production, distribution, warehousing, and sales in accordance with policies, principles, procedures, and/or operational changes established by upper management.
  • Assist supervisors in identifying, planning for, and filling personnel needs.
  • Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees.
  • Assists with reviewing production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of division.  Assists with analysis of budget requests to identify areas in which reductions can be made, and allocates operating budget.  Recommends budgets to management.
  • Coordinates activities of plant departments to effect operational efficiency and economy.
  • Provide direction and guidance to production supervisors and the maintenance supervisor.
  • Support and positively communicate company policy and procedure.
  • Confers with customers and representatives of associated industries to evaluate and promote improved and expanded services in area.
  • Assist supervisors and managers when taking disciplinary action regarding hourly/salary employees.  Document all meetings held with employees.  Document any disciplinary action taken.
  • Coordinate with engineering on future projects to ensure Hydro Extrusion ability to produce the product, as well as profitability.
  • Coordinate with the quality on reactive and proactive issues concerning quality.
  • Assist in determining overtime schedules. 
  • Exhibit a professional and positive approach at all times.
  • When conditions dictate, extended work weeks may be required with little or no prior notification.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of ten years of supervisory or related experience in a manufacturing environment is required, preferably in metal manufacturing facility.  A four-year college degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent is required.  Requires the knowledge of plant operations and extrusion and/or fabrication of aluminum products.
  • Knowledge of computers, including Word, Excel, SAP is required.
  • The ability to manage operations in an ISO/TS environment is required.
  • Knowledge of varied manufacturing processes, fabrication techniques, finances, and purchasing is required.
  • Proficiency in math skills for budgetary purposes is required.
  • High degree of judgement required.
  • The ability to travel is required.
  • Utilizes resources, operations efficiency, capacity utilization/planning, safety statistics, market share, and profitability of plant.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and managers in both written and verbal form.
  • Must be able to perform several tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be able to respond quickly to problems; ability to work in a stressful environment.
  • Must be able to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Must follow plant-wide safety procedures at all times.
  • Must pass a drug/alcohol screen.  (Note: Accommodations will be made in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act).



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.   

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A job where you make a difference.
A key part of succeeding in this mission involves encouraging a collegial environment where our differences are acknowledged as our greatest competitive advantage. Your diverse perspective makes us stronger.  Our global diversity, inclusion and belonging program enables us to cultivate a high-performing and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

Your career journey is unique. We strive to provide you with the support needed to achieve your full potential. With our global reach, inclusive culture, and cutting-edge technology you'll have the opportunity to build a career that aligns with your strengths and passions. 

Join our global community of over 30,000 people with a presence in 40 countries and united by the values of Care, Courage and Collaboration. At Hydro, you have the chance to make a difference in the industries that matter.

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Posted on:  Mar 26, 2024

Department:  Production
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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