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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

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.

Click here to explore our world and the heart of our operations.

Furnace Operator

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: The Dalles, OR


Summary: Daily production to meet customer demands.  Reports directly to Cast house Supervisors


Starting Rate: $20.00 per hour


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work in heavy industrial, fast paced environment as a general laborer producing aluminum. 
  • Perform accurate equipment set ups, read/interpret gauging equipment ranging from digital to dial. 
  • Maintain all records on job assignment in correct/timely manner on paper as well as in the computer. 
  • Safely use mobile equipment and overhead cranes. 
  • Maintain QC checks on the operation in process.  Follow/support all safety guidelines. 
  • Understand that performing job tasks in a safe manner is the highest priority.  Adhere to all safety rules, guidelines and wears appropriate PPE when required. 
  • Complete “near miss’ paperwork on any unsafe condition or action and reports any unsafe condition or act to your supervisor. 


Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. 
  • Must maintain punctuality/attendance standards. 
  • Must be able to understand and deliver basic commands in English. 
  • Must have basic math skills, know how to use a calculator and how to read a measuring tape. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 lobs and work cohesively in a team environment. 
  • Interpersonal skills required:  Team player, organized, self-starter, adaptable to change, results oriented and able to work with limited supervision. 
  • Forklift and crane experience a plus. 
  • Work days, but subject to rotating shifts. 
  • Be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screening. 


Education and Work Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred but not 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.

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 3, 2021

The Dalles, US, 97058

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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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