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Extrusion Lead Person

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.  

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
  • Monthly Profit Sharing
  • Parental Leave


Shifts Available and Hours: Dayshift or Nightshift

                                               Monday-Friday or Sunday-Thursday 

                                               7:00am to 3:00pm or 11:00pm to 7:00am


Shift Premium:           Night shift - $1.00/hour extra


Bonus:                         Sign on Bonus $500.00

                                     Referral Program $1000.00


Job Summary: 

The Extrusion Press Leader will oversee press operations, including safety, training, housekeeping, quality control and performance counseling of press crews. Additionally, they will be responsible for die/profile optimization.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of one (1) year manufacturing experience
  • Ability to understand and deliver basic commands in English

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred
  • Effective/professional communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
  • Knowledge of operating/database systems; Oracle and SCS-preferred
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to lead a larger team

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Lead a production crew to safely optimize press uptime, scrap rates, productivity, and performance 
  • Verify product dimensions, finish, and quality in relation to customer print, tolerance, and internal expectations.
  • Develop and train crew and new team members
  • Ensures proper operation of equipment and communicate downtime events to supervisors
  • Conduct daily meetings to address safety, production, and housekeeping issues
  • Update and maintain daily production board information
  • Make recommendations to die/profile optimization
  • Monitor operating supplies to ensure uninterrupted production
  • Manage audits and enforce safety and housekeeping policies
  • Cross-train employees, to cover all positions when needed


Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

Hydro values diverse skills and perspectives among employees. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all to contribute and succeed with us.

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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:  Jun 2, 2024

Yankton, SD, US, 57078

Department:  Ext P81 A Nights
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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