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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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Head Packer II

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


Job Summary:

Pack extruded aluminum into bundles that meet the customer’s requirements as quickly and efficiently as possible.



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
  • Perfect Attendance Bonus
  • Monthly Profit Share $$$$
  • Parental Leave


Job Responsibilities:

  • Quantity of metal being packed (must be able to maintain and understand the packing production goal)
  • Must be able read a file of the customer packing specs.
  • Must be able to run the wood saw, hand bander, air bander, taping and wrapping machine
  • Must be able to set the pace for his partner to follow
  • Accurate piece counts in bundles
  • Must be able to read tape measure
  • Must be able to train other employees
  • Must be able to safely operate forklift, tractor and crane.
  • Must be able to keep all stations setup with production, unload accumulating table and unload ovens
  • Able to communicate what needs to be done to Packers
  • Able to work with the paint line and Packers to ensure that data is accurate.


Demonstrated Abilities:

  • Needs good organization skills. 
  • Must be able to perform duties of Packer 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Must be able to run computer and Oracle
  • Needs to fill in data on data sheets and give to foreman and supervisor
  • Must have strong mathematical skills
  • Must be able to perform several tasks simultaneously. 
  • 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. 


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent


At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

Please apply before:  

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.

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:  Oct 3, 2021

Yankton, SD, US, 57078

Department:  Packing B Days
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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