DAYTON, Tenn.—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has posted the "Help Wanted" sign outside of its tire plant in eastern Tennessee.
The Finnish tire maker, which is on target to complete construction of the $360 million plant later this year, said it plans to hire up to 50 production employees during the first quarter of 2019. The tire maker said it is looking to hire experienced manufacturing workers to fill various positions at every level of the organization.
In the first phase of the hiring process, Nokian said it is seeking skilled production workers, manufacturing operations professionals and maintenance technicians.
Opportunities are available in these areas:
- Tire production;
- Maintenance; and
- General factory overhead.
Peter Chia, Nokian factory operation director, said the new employees "will work in one of the most advanced tire manufacturing facilities in the world. We are committed to giving our workers everything they need to succeed, including in-depth training, competitive wages and a positive workplace culture."
Nokian will begin producing tires at the Dayton factory in 2020. It will hire and train approximately 150 by year-end 2019. The plant is expected to employ around 400 at full capacity of 4 million tires per year.
The plant also will have a distribution facility on site capable of storing up to 600,000 tires.
Once workers are on board, many will have the opportunity to train at Nokian Tyres' factories in Europe.
"Nokian Tyres has a long history of making innovative products in a safe environment where its team members can thrive," Chia said.
Interested candidates should visit NokianTires.com/DaytonFactory to view and apply for jobs.