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.
In June 2008, Lake Forest, Ill.-based Tenneco leased about 40 percent of the Woodman Drive plant from Delphi.
Then in the summer of 2012, Southern Calif.-based Industrial Realty Group (IRG) bought the plant from Delphi.
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By August 2012, IRG Principal Stu Lichter said that IRG was negotiating with Tenneco on a long-term lease commitment for the Woodman-Forrer Boulevard plant.
Tenneco made a permanent home in the facility, and last October, the company announced that it will nearly double its Kettering workforce, adding 400 jobs as part of a $61.5 million investment that significantly expands the plant.
Kettering’s win came at the expense of two plants in Hartwell, Georgia, and Owen Sound, Ontario, which will close in the second quarter of 2020, according to Tenneco. In September 2018, the company also closed a plant in Nebraska, causing the loss of 500 jobs.