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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

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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Cast Leadman


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.




Responsibility to be accountable for all events that may occur during his shift. 


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
  • Monthly Profit Sharing $$$$$$$$$$$$
  • Parental Leave



  • Responsible to train people on his crew of the proper way to perform tasks and to share knowledge with crew member. 

  • To act on shift supervisor’s behalf in the absence of any salaried shift supervisor or Dept Mgr 

  • Understand casting process and safely operate the casting pit. 

  • Operate lathe and spectrometer with the ability to accurately calculate alloy additions to furnaces. 

  • Enter test results from sample analysis into log book and enter results into LAPS data entry. 

  • Accurately record entries into Oracle and find and fix entries that are incorrect. 

  • Fill out furnace charge sheets and review sheets, ensuring SMACT program is being adhered to accurately update daily production board. 

  • Maintain daily activity and inventories of log for casting and extrusion departments. 

  • Communicate with maintenance department and submit work orders for items needing to be addressed.  

  • Accurately receive and inspect incoming scrap, log and prime. 

  • Inspect quality of scrap, prime, and purchased log and ensure they are within Sapa standards. 

  • Verify daily checklists are completed and turned in on a shift basis. 

  • Hold tool box meetings with crew on any new issues or information needed for crews. 

  • Efficient completion of work assigned to his crew. 

  • Time management on breakdowns or special objectives (pit cleanings, ect;) to be done in a timely matter to get maximum production and using help chain to minimize down time as much as possible. 

  • Review work schedule and production requirements to determine what can be accomplished during your shift for that operating day\night. 

  • Insure time management for daily production or other assigned tasks 

  • Provide performance feedback on his crew to shift supervisor doing reviews 

  • Same responsibilities as the shift supervisor for authority purpose, except for the following: 

  • Disciplining employees 
  • Calling in overtime unless OK’d by shift supervisor or dept mgr 

  • Administering pay 

  • Writing or conducting performance reviews 



  • Operate mobile equipment. 

  • Participate in Oracle process  

  • Accurately calculate furnace charges (PU scrap, in-house scrap, and alloys) and direct team members to safely and efficiently charge furnaces. 

  • Sign off all required JSPs for department and any other required classroom training. 



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent  



  • Able to work in extreme heat or cold conditions. 

  • Ability to function successfully in a fast-paced, changing work environment. 

  • Able to learn and work with the extreme hazards of the handling of molten metal. 

  • Must have ability to communicate (both written & verbal) and work well with all employees at all levels, willingness to learn new processes and work with limited supervision 

  • May be instances of high CO2 in area  

  • Employee must be able to have good vision or corrective lens to see visual defects. 


Diversity improves our ability to act in accordance with The Hydro Way. Therefore all applications will be considered with equal suitability. Please apply online in ONE with your CV and optionally a cover letter until.

If you have any question, please contact:
Evie Lynn Potts:


Posted on:  Jun 9, 2021

Yankton, SD, US, 57078

Department:  Casting Hourly Employees
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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