Gotion Inc. yesterday announced it has officially started the hiring process for its planned battery components facility in Green Charter Township and is looking for local residents to fill several key positions.
Initial positions that will be filled include: financial controlling specialist; human resources specialist; purchasing/logistics; electrical engineering; mechanical engineering; executive assistant; construction management; and IT specialist.
“In my experience, Gotion Inc. has been a wonderful place to work with a community-based, company culture that is second to none,” said Chuck Thelen, vice president of Gotion Inc. – North American Manufacturing. “As a reflection of our commitment to this community and in compliance with the requirements set forth by Green Charter Township Supervisor Jim Chapman, Gotion Inc. is first seeking to hire people from within a 25-mile radius of our planned facility."
“While we conduct our current environmental assessment in collaboration with Michigan EGLE and other local and national agencies, Gotion Inc. is filling these key positions to prepare for an exciting project kickoff in the next month.”
Thelen said the positions will support the agreements with local and state agencies to bring large scale, safe and environmentally friendly manufacturing practices to Mecosta County.
Michigan Works! West Central, which serves employers and job seekers in Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, and Osceola counties, will help coordinate the hiring process.
“Michigan Works! West Central is pleased to work with the team at Gotion Inc. to recruit local talent for several key positions as this long-awaited project gets underway,” said Shelly Keene, Michigan Works! West Central executive director. “Our team is working closely with Gotion Inc. to develop a recruitment strategy and timeline to fully staff the EV battery component production facility in Mecosta County.”
Those seeking more information about available positions at Gotion Inc. can visit MWWC.org/Gotion.