Thanks to $450,000 in Michigan Business Development Program incentives through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
, Altronics Energy, LLC
will begin a $2.5 million expansion that will allow for the addition of 90 new jobs in Byron Center during the next three years.
The wind component manufacturer (7357 Expressway Dr. SW) will be hiring primarily production line workers, though some production supervisor and office jobs will also become available. The positions are all full-time opportunities.
"The majority of them will be assemblers, where they will be working on the assembly line," says Ashley McNees, marketing director for Altronics. "There's going to be a few production supervisor positions, line runners -- making sure the line is filled with materials. On the office side, we will be expanding on the customer service side of things. Possibly down the road in the engineering department."
McNees says that the company is looking for production line people with some manufacturing experience who understand the tight deadlines associated with production work. She also said that the company offers on-the-job training, so individuals with minimal experience should not hesitate to apply.
The production line positions have a base pay of $10 per hour.
The company consists of fairly young employees and McNees says employees have the opportunity to chart their own course.
"There's a lot of opportunity around here," McNees says. "Every person who has a position is able to make their future here."
McNees also highlighted the company's unconventional open idea forum, saying that everyone is given the opportunity to solve problems and provide advice.
Hiring will begin later this summer. Resumes can be submitted through [email protected]
Source: Ashley McNees, Altronics Energy; Clark Communications
; Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Right Place, Inc.
Writer: Charlsie Dewey, Freelance Reporter