Shiroki North America, Inc. of Smithville is hiring more workers to keep up with the production demand on a new product line for Subaru.
"We are extremely busy right now. We're right in the midst of launching a new door line for Subaru. This is for the Subaru Outback and the Subaru Sedan. We have recently added 80-90 people but we still have open jobs and spots to fill. So far it is starting out with a bang," said Gina Haley, Plant Manager for Shiroki North America of Smithville in an interview with WJLE Wednesday.
"We have about 300 hourly employees out on the floor plus support staff here so there's about 500 at this location. We're working two shifts, more than eight hours a day, seven days a week," Haley said.
Workers will also be needed for another new line coming soon. "We have another door line. The Subaru Nissan Maxima door line is coming. The machines will be here in a couple of weeks. We'll be starting production on that early in 2015 and we are needing people to come right behind these current projects to start filling those jobs and start training," she said.
Shiroki North America is a premier manufacturer of automobile seat tracks and adjusters, in addition to door frames. " Our newest project is the steel door frame, which is the Subaru door. At the current time we make seating products, which is the slide mechanism that slides the seat back and forth on the front seat and also the reclining mechanism. All of those lines are current mass production. We also make the General Motors aluminum door frame. It goes in the Cadillac CTS," said Haley.
"The doors go directly to Subaru and General Motors in Lansing, Michigan. The seats go to another plant where they are assembled with the fabric and the foam and then go on to be made as a full seat," she said.
Applicants may apply at Shiroki in Smithville or on Tuesday's at the Career Center in Smithville from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. "We're looking for people who want the opportunity to move up, who are serious about working," said Haley. "There's lots of opportunity for growth here as far as group leader, team leader, and trainer type positions. Through the years we have proven to be a very stable employer. We have competitive wages. We have good benefits. We're not going anywhere. If you're looking for somewhere to call home. We're your place," Haley concluded.
For more information about job openings, call HG Staffing at 615-215-1482 or after 5:00 p.m. at 931-743-6627. HG Staffing is the staffing agency for Shiroki North America of Smithville.
In addition to Smithvile, Shiroki North America has manufacturing plants in Dalton, Georgia, and in Gordonsville, while continuing to support operations in Japan, China and Thailand.
(TOP PHOTO: Jeremy Givens, Area Manager for HG Staffing, Gina Haley, Plant Manager for Shiroki North America in Smithville, and Dahynelia Grayson, On-Site Manager for HG Staffing, which is a staffing agency for Shiroki)