Hyundai Power Transformers holding job fair in Greenville

Published 3:25 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hyundai Power Transformers USA is holding a job fair in Greenville on Saturday.

The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center on the campus of LBW Community College.

Hyundai Power Transformers USA’s Montgomery plant located at Interstate Industrial Park near Hope Hull, manufactures medium and large transformers supplied to locations throughout the United States, Canada and South America.

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Greenville joined Montgomery and other surrounding municipalities offering incentives to attract Hyundai to the area. The plant opened in November of 2011.

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,” said Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon.

Ryan Stanford, senior recruiter at Hyundai Power Transformers USA, said the company is looking to fill 200 positions during the course of the next two years.

“Right now we have a little less than 300 employees and our facility could hold 400 to 580,” he said. “This isn’t necessarily an expansion for us, but is more of simply continuing our process of ramping up and hiring employees.”

The company has immediate openings for production manufacturing team members with positions starting at $11 an hour. The positions include winding team members, core and coil team members and final assembly team members.

Applicants should have a minimum three years of experience in manufacturing, mechanical assembly, heating/ac installation, carpentry, electrical technician, or welding, or equivalent technical training, as well the ability to read blue prints.

Applicants should also have knowledge of metric system precision measurement, mechanics, mechanical assembly, plumbing, carpentry and machine shop.

Starting wages for fabrication team members range from $11-$15 an hour plus full benefit package available for full-time members.

Positions include: welders, with a 3G, 4G, 5G or 6G certification, production spray painters, CNC/CAD design programmers, fabrication layout experience and final assembly/mechanical installation experience.

Applicants should have a minimum three years of experience in a manufacturing environment with welding certifications, fabrication layout skills, CNC programming skills, mechanical skills, blueprint reading skills, grinding and blasting skills or related skills from the military.

Other available positions include purchasing specialist, bilingual English/Korean translator, accounting specialist, electrical test specialists, experienced manufacturing supervisors and production schedulers.

Applicants are asked to bring a resume. Those who do not have a resume will be able to fill out a skills assessment.

Stanford said those in attendance will be shown a video and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Hourly manufacturing applicants will be asked to apply through AIDT for all hourly positions at