Auto supplier plans to 'double' workforce
An auto supplier in the region is planning to "double" the size of its production workforce this year.
LG Chem Michigan, the Holland-based subsidiary of Seoul, South Korea-based LG Chem, said today that its goal is to employ “several hundred people” by the end of the year.
LG Chem’s Holland plant makes lithium-ion polymer batteries for electric vehicles, or EVs, and energy-storage applications.
LG Chem has about 150 employees in Holland and is looking to add about another 150 more this year, said Jeremy Hagemeyer, human resources manager, LG Chem.
The company is adding production equipment and the jobs due to increased volume and a new customer.
"We’re in a good situation," Hagemeyer said. "So we need more people."
LG Chem said it supplies EV batteries to several automakers: GM, Ford, Renault, Hyundai/Kia, Volvo, Audi and Daimler.
LG Chem is finding talent the old-fashioned way.
The LG Chem plant will host a job fair on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 1 LG Way.
LG Chem is looking to fill technical operator positions, which start at $13 an hour, and maintenance and engineering positions.
The jobs will be done across several departments: electrical, mechanical, production, facilities, QA and shipping and receiving.
The jobs are full-time positions.
Prospective candidates should plan to meet with members of LG Chem’s staff to learn more about the company.
Candidates should come with a resume and may pre-apply online or at the job fair.
Those interested in operator positions should bring their WorkKeys.
Hagemeyer add that it’s “very likely we’ll have one more job fair, potentially more.”