Job listings online for new Lordstown battery plant

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The targeted opening date for the plant is in the first quarter of 2022

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Jobs are now being listed for General Motors’ new battery plant in Lordstown.

Jobs in engineering and purchasing were listed on Ultium Cells’ website.

The plant will begin actively hiring for key positions to execute the set up and launch of battery cell manufacturing, according to GM. Additional positions will be posted as they are available.

Ultium Cells is a joint venture lithium-ion automotive battery cell manufacturing plant between LG Chem and General Motors.

The $2.3 billion battery plant will mass produce battery cells for electric vehicles. It is expected to create about 1,100 jobs.

Salaries weren’t listed, but positions listed the salaries as “market-competitive” and also referenced available tuition assistance and a vehicle discount program on GM-branded vehicles.

GM spokesman Dan Flores said jobs will be posted online as they are available. He said the targeted opening date for the plant is in the first quarter of 2022.

Crews have been working on construction of the plant in Lordstown.

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