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Extrusion Supervisor

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
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave

Job Summary:

Extrusion supervisor will ensure frontline leadership and production personnel responsibilities are being performed safely in accordance to policy.  Extrusion supervisor will manage, give direction, and positively motivate the department’s employees to support a culture of good housekeeping and organization. Achieve high performance through cultivating a team atmosphere, and continually improve press performance through efficient time management, high standards for quality, and self-accountability, safely.

Required Education/Experience:

  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience. 
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is preferred.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of operating/database systems; Oracle and SCS. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Must be capable of reading micrometer, dial calipers, feeler gage, and protractors. 
  • Projects a positive role model example in both actions, words, and attendance 
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to manage a larger team. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads department employees and operations to safely optimize press uptime, scrap rates, productivity, and performance through adherence to policy, procedures, and systems such as run to recipe.
  • Optimize press performance through continuous improvement efforts, minimization of dead cycle time, downtime and creation of Standardized Work / JSA’s.
  • Responsible for final decisions on press shutdowns, based on real time situations and communicates to Extrusion Operations Manager.
  • Manages shift changes and manning levels to assure efficient press operations as scheduled.  Responsible for weekly manning schedules including OT and posting in a timely manner, as assigned.
  • Responsible for documenting attendance occurrences and following up on disciplinary actions when required.
  • Completes weekly payroll approvals for hourly employees, as assigned.
  • Leads incident investigations, in addition to documenting, reporting, and following up on actions related to incident occurring on assigned shifts; behavioral, safety, and/or other situations as needed.
  • Daily reporting as required/requested via shift reports to upper leadership.
  • Understands product dimensions, finish, and quality in relation to customer print, tolerance, and internal expectations, and supports frontline leadership as needed.
  • Reviews product hold items 2-5 time per week to assure non-conforming material is dispositioned in a timely manner and drives sustainability within this process. May help as needed depending on ‘flow’ or business continuity needs.
  • Helps frontline leadership analyze non-conforming material as needed/requested to identify root cause and potential solutions to implement, and/or involves extrusion process coordinator/engineering for improvement initiatives.
  • Helps develop frontline leadership and new team members to achieve personal performance potential as needed.
  • Supports, drives, and emulates organizational core values.
  • Supports department manager as needed and manages ‘same’ annual strategies for continuous improvement.

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:  May 14, 2024

Yankton, SD, US, 57078

Department:  Extrusion - YTX
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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