Manufacturer Looks to Fill 50 Positions

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An automotive parts manufacturer in northeast Indiana will host a job fair this weekend in Ligonier. Tenneco Inc. says the 50 available openings include operating, welding and material handling positions.

October 16, 2013

News Release

Ligonier, Ind. -- Tenneco Inc., a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of clean-air and ride-performance products and systems for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets, will hold a job fair October 19 in Ligonier to fill 50 positions, according to the Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board.

The job fair will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at the Ligonier Recreational Center, 520 W. Union St., Ligonier.

Tenneco recently hired 50 people to help support the launch of a new product line for Chrysler Corp. It is still seeking an additional 50 workers.

The open positions include machine operators, welders, material handlers and equipment set-up operators. Starting wages for the full-time positions range from $13 to $14.50 an hour, and length-of-service-based wage increases are offered every six months until top pay for the jobs is reached.

Prospective employees must have achieved high-school equivalency. In cases where a specialized skill is needed, Tenneco officials said, training will be offered.

Tenneco's Ligonier facility currently has 650 employees and manufactures clean-air products for both Chrysler and Ford, including mufflers and catalytic converters.

About the Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board: The Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board provides public and private financial and employment resources to businesses and individuals for education and skills training to meet the needs of regional industries. The board sets policy for how public and private funds are utilized to support talent development. It also operates and staffs the 11 county-based WorkOne career centers in the region. Individuals and companies may access resources and services by visiting or calling WorkOne in their county.

Source: Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board