KANSAS CITY, Mo. — General Motors has openings for 10 skilled trade workers and 60 part-time temporary workers at the Fairfax Assembly Plant.
The plant produces the Chevrolet Malibu and the Cadillac XT4, making about 800 cars per day.
The openings for skilled trades include pipefitters and millwrights.
No experience is required for the part-time temporary positions, which would pay $16.67 per hour and work with the general assembly, like the trim department.
“Bottom line is we can teach you everything you need to know,” plant executive director Steve Notar Donato said.
While there is no guarantee the part-time temporary jobs would ever become permanent or full time, workers would be eligible for holiday and health care benefits.
“As we bring in part-time employees, it does provide a foot in the door, so to speak,” Notar Donato said.
“The cars that we make, we make with professionalism and with our hearts,” said Clarence Brown, the UAW Local 31 president.
Assembly Team Leader Ben Stephens said he started as a temporary worker.
“I came in temporary before '99 and here I am, like I saw, 20 years later,” he said.
His team works on a crucial safety feature.
“Putting in the airbags in the car, doing some of the wire connections," he explained.
Maintenance Team Leader Patti Bitler works in the paint department. Her team helps keep the robots and machinery working safely and correctly.
She said her favorite part of her job is the people.
“I have been here for 35 years,” she said. “I started in my early 20s. I found this a great place to work.”
To apply for one of the full or part-time temporary positions, visit the GM website.
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