Women Taking Their Place on the Line
Isabelle is a trailblazer: the first woman to work as a foundry operator at our Issoire plant, hired in 2018. She says, “Transforming aluminium from a liquid to a solid state requires vigilance and a lot of know-how, and our job is not routine. I have always been treated with respect. I am convinced that a woman can do this job as well as a man, and that mentalities are changing."
Morgane was hired in 2021 as the first woman to work in Constellium’s Montreuil-Juigné foundry. "I like that it’s not assembly line work,” she says. “It’s a very technical job, with the added bonus of a close-knit environment.”
Nathalie was hired in 2018, and became the first woman to work at our Ussel foundry. She benefited from a 14-month training program, where she learned rigor, versatility, and organization. (Her job also requires good physical condition, since she walks between 5 and 10 km each day.) Proud to be one of the only women in a world of men, Nathalie says that “melting is the birth of a piece—the texture and color of a hot alloy make it a nearly magical moment.”