Hyundai Power Transformers celebrated the grand opening of its Montgomery manufacturing facility Nov. 18. Shown are (L-R) Jai-Song Lee, President and CEO of HHI; Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon; Gov. Robert Bentley; and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. will hold a job fair in Greenville on Feb. 4.(File Photo)

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Hyundai Heavy holding job fair

Published 2:52pm Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. will hold a job fair in Greenville on Feb. 4.

The job fair, which will last one-and-a-half-hours, will include presentations by AIDT and Hyundai Power Transformers USA.

“This is an extremely important job fair for Greenville and the surrounding area,” Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon said. “Hyundai Power is going to tell our people how to apply for jobs at their new plant.”

Hyundai Power Transformers USA celebrated the grand opening of its Montgomery manufacturing facility on Nov. 18. The $108 million plant, located at Interstate Industrial Park near Hope Hull, will manufacture power transformers for utility companies and other firms. The nearly 260,000-square foot plant already has about 100 employees and plans to add another 400 – 225 of which are expected to be hired by the end of the year.

“They are going to be looking for engineers, both mechanical and electrical, as well as laminators, winders, welders and people to fill administrative positions,” Stinson Kennedy, project manager with AIDT, said.

Applicants for salaried positions are asked to bring a copy of a current resume. 

Those seeking hourly positions will complete a form regarding skills.

AIDT will assist Hyundai Power Transformers USA in screening potential employees. Those who make it through the initial screening will be invited to attend pre-employment training.

The training is free, but potential employees will not be paid during training. Once the training is completed a job offer can be made.

“Being accepted to the pre-employment training doesn’t guarantee a job, but it will make you as qualified as you can be for one these positions,” Kennedy said. “It’s a commitment on the part of everyone.”

Greenville joined Montgomery and other surrounding municipalities in offering incentives to attract Hyundai to the area.

Greenville’s pledge was for $333,000 over three years.

“We sure want to be part of the Hyundai family because they’ve done a lot for Greenville and for Butler County, and we want to do whatever we can to get more jobs for our people,” McLendon said. “This job fair is an opportunity for our people to go out and get these jobs.”

The job fair will be held at 9 a.m. at Greenville High School. Those attending are asked to arrive early to ensure they will have the opportunity to participate in the job fair. Those interested in applying can visit aidt.edu/jobs.

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