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Production Operator

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.  

Production Operator


Hydro Aluminum Metal – Building a New Plant in Cassopolis, MI.


With new construction of our third Recycling Plant in the US brings the opening of a new, state-of-the-art recycling plant in Cassopolis, Michigan, with startup in the fall of 2023. We are looking for talented, ambitious employees to join our “dream team” and you could be part of serving a great purpose in Hydro’s ambitious sustainability agenda, supplying the automotive industry with recycled aluminum and further improving impact to the climate and environment. 

Learn more about Hydro’s recycling commitment here.



Travel is minimal.



Starting hourly rate: $24.00/hour progressing with competency


Must be available to work 12 hour rotating shifts of PM and AM



  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, FSA, 401K are all available on Hire Date
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions with NO VESTING WAITING PERIOD
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) of 120 hours in first full year.
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility


  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures (summer and winter months)
  • Stable work history in similar environmental elements preferred
  • Experience in production and operating industrial machinery
  • Heavy mobile equipment and forklift experience preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to Housekeeping and Safety principles
  • Understanding/knowledge of industrial technology will be an advantage (hydraulics, pneumatics, combustion, electrical and mechanical maintenance)
  • Understanding of PC’s will be an advantage
  • Must be able to perform light industrial tasks physically and apply basic mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills



  • Excellent attendance, performance and safety record
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience on forklift and other mobile equipment
  • Commitment to safety and adherence to all Hydro HSE policies
  • Excellent communication and interaction skills for dealing with manufacturing leadership, operators, etc.
  • Willing to learn how to operate lab equipment
  • Must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form
  • Must be 18 years of age or older



Must be eligible to work in the United States 

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. 



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:  May 20, 2024

MI, US, MI 49031

Department:  Production
Business Area:  Hydro Aluminium Metal(ALME)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Aluminium Metals USA, LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

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