Toyota Seeks to Fill 400 Jobs at Indiana Plant +VIDEO
PRINCETON, IN - July 20, 2019: There’s work to be done at Toyota! Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) is immediately seeking 400 qualified auto assembly workers at its Princeton, Indiana plant.
Commitment to U.S. Investment: Toyota is investing $600 million to meet the strong and growing demand for the Highlander midsize SUV and modernize the entire manufacturing facility. The investment will be used for retooling, new equipment and advanced technologies to make the plant more competitive. The project is now underway and will allow Toyota to increase Highlander production by 40,000 units annually.
Expansion in Multiple U.S. Plants: This expansion project is part of Toyota’s localization strategy to build vehicles where they are sold. The Princeton, Indiana plant produced over 400,000 vehicles last year, the highest in its 20-year history. The automaker reported in March 2019 that it would add 600 jobs stateside, and that it would also help move production of the hybrid versions of the RAV4 and Lexus ES Hybrid to its Kentucky plant. With this expanded investment, Toyota says that it will see increases and building expansion at its plants in Huntsville, Alabama; Buffalo, West Virginia; Troy, Missouri and Jackson, Tennessee.
Encouraging Women In Manufacturing: President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Millie Marshall notes that the automaker is encouraging women to join Toyota’s manufacturing force. Marshall previously led Toyota’s Buffalo, West Virginia engine plant and in 2019 was the recipient of a Linkage Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award.
Toyota Employee Perks: With high-paying, competitive salaries, and a college degree not necessary - Toyota employees will be working with new technologies and are eligible for on-site childcare support on all shifts, and tuition reimbursement for continuing education, among other benefits.
About TMMI: What was once an open farm field has been transformed into a world-class manufacturing facility producing vehicles for local and global customers. Local government officials and Toyota executives broke ground for the Princeton, Indiana facility in September 1996. The first vehicle built at the new facility, a Toyota T-150 pickup truck, debuted in December 1998 during TMMI’s first truck line-off ceremony and later became known as the Toyota Tundra.
TMMI By the Numbers:
Approximately 4.3 million square feet under roof (roughly 90 acres or 70 football fields). The plant is located on 1,160 acres.
Employees: 5,600 +
Investment: $4.6 Billion
Products: Highlander, Sienna, Sequoia