WHITE, Ga. (June 16, 2014) — Representatives from the Georgia Department of Labor, along with officials from Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. (TNA), will be looking to bolster the tire maker's ranks at a recruiting event tomorrow as the company expands its plant in White.
The event—aimed at recruiting manufacturing and maintenance technicians for Toyo—will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 at the Bartow County College and Career Academy.
The Georgia Department of Labor (DOL) said job applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be 18 years of age. The DOL added that manufacturing technicians “must also have at least one year of work experience and maintenance technicians must have at least two years experience with Programmable Logistic Controller (PLC) in a manufacturing environment. Military experience, any technical education or college education, and/or a Georgia Work Ready Certificate (silver or above) are all a plus.”
It said candidates could get more information on the event by emailing the Special Workforce Assistance Team (SWAT).
Late last year, the tire maker's Osaka, Japan-based parent Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. announced it would begin a fourth expansion of production capacity at the White factory “in order to establish a supply system to meet growing tire demand in the North American market.”
As the North American base for its production of passenger vehicle and light truck tires, TNA said that in 2005, during the initial construction of the plant, the company “implemented and continues to use a highly automated and proprietary tire production system called Advanced Tire Operation Module (A.T.O.M.). This system produces highly consistent, highly uniform tires, and is designed for multi-product, small-lot production with reduced lead times.