Tenneco is hiring aggressively in Kettering

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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.