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We are Hydro, a global family of 34,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, batteries 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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Press Set-Up Technician - 2nd shift


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 standard 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 34,000 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


Summary: Set-up all machines used in production.    Train personnel on the correct procedures used for machine set-up.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to perform routine inspection of heavy presses and general production machines and record findings after each setup.
  • Must be able to perform and run every job and be able to instruct operators on how to properly run all job and conduct SPC checks.
  • Become proficient in setting up all equipment used in production.  May be required to run machines and perform assembly work, from time to time as production schedules demand.    
  • Check the first piece sample to ensure that it matches the appropriate drawing.
  • Stop production and contact the Supervisor when quality problems are detected.
  • Report all machine defects to the Supervisor.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area for all.  Good housekeeping is a requirement.
  • Exhibit a professional and positive approach at all times.
  • Create machining fixtures, modify existing fixtures when needed, modify and create programs as required.



Job Requirements:

  • This position will require the use of a towmotor.  Therefore, successful completion of an internal towmotor training course is required.
  • Must be able to interpret engineering drawings. 
  • Must be able to correctly use tape measures, calipers, micrometers, lineal check gauges, height gauges, check fixtures, etc. 
  • Must be able to perform set-ups using the safest means possible. 
  • Must be able to detect visual material defects.
  • Must be able to read and write small numbers and letters; have ability to make arithmetic calculations.
  • Must be able to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Must follow plant-wide safety procedures at all times.
  • A Set-Up person should possess his/her own standard tools for use on the job.                         


Education and Work Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Previous set-up experience in a manufacturing environment is required. 


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


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

Please apply before: 03/08/2021 

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 or
by calling +1 (412) 643-3602.


Posted on:  Feb 19, 2021

Sidney, OH, US, 45365

Department:  PRESS Shift 2
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati

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