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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.

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Die Lead Person

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: Yankton, SD


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


Shifts Available and Hours:  Nights

                                                4x4 (4 on /4 off)

                                                6:00pm or 6:00am

Job Summary: 

Authority figure of the shift. Guide crew toward daily objectives and set priorities for the shift.  Ensure required inspections are current.


Required Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.


Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Identify tooling by size, type, and where it is stored.
  • Understand the meaning of the numbers stenciled on the tooling.
  • Proper operation and inspection of the fork trucks, cranes and hoist.
  • Proper operation of die press, sandblaster, extrude hone, Nitride, caustic systems, and end mill.
  • Understand hazards and what chemicals are used in caustic and nitride areas.
  • Identify defects on die bearings and technique to repair them.
  • Understand metal flow in a die and techniques to change it.
  • Read and understand Aluminum Association Standards.
  • Read section prints and inspect extrusions to the print.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Review die performance and designs with vendors, correctors, and Dept Manager before new section built.
  • Check new tooling received, complete paperwork, and enter computer.
  • Conduct toolbox meeting.
  • Complete Dept Start-up and Shut Down checklist before and after extended shut down.
  • If Oracle goes down – make sure all repairs made to dies during that time are entered in.
  • Scrap dies out in Oracle and request replacements, including recommendations for changes.

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.   

Please apply before:  

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:  Sep 22, 2022

Yankton, SD, US, 57078

Department:  Die B Days
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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