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Tenneco is hiring aggressively in Kettering

Hiring has begun and will continue with July 20 job fair

Tenneco Inc. is aggressively hiring for its Kettering plant.

The auto parts producer is planning a career fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20 at the 2555 Woodman Drive factory.

The company’s goal: A plant with nearly 800 employees.

The global manufacturer seeks to fill entry-level manufacturing operator positions as well as skilled-trades jobs including: tool-makers, CNC (computer numeric control machine ) operators, paint machine operators, electricians and more.

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Tonya Dyer, Tenneco-Kettering human resources manager, said the plant has about 525 workers now. Its goal is to have 780 workers.

Starting pay will range from $14.66 an hour to $29.42 for skilled-trades jobs, and benefits coverage begins on the first day of employment, Dyer said. Hourly workers will be represented by the IUE-CWA.

Before attending the jobs fair, the company asks applicants to register at jobs.tenneco.com. 

The plant at 2555 Woodman used to be a Delphi plant. Early in the Great Recession, the future looked uncertain at best for the facility.

But there were signs of life.

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