As General Motors Canada prepares to reopen its Oshawa assembly line, the company is now accepting applications for more than 1,600 new jobs, company officials say.
Available positions include 1,500 production line workers for positions starting at an hourly wage of $23 per hour; 110 certified electricians starting at $43 per hour; and 60 certified industrial mechanic-millwrights for immediate positions starting at $43 per hour.
The jobs are permanent, full-time positions with benefits including insurance, a pension, and shift and overtime premiums as spelled out in GM’s agreement with Unifor.
The company estimates the total compensation package for skilled trades workers could exceed $100,000 per year.
Management positions such as production shift leaders, controls engineers, and maintenance group leaders are also available.
GM will be building full-sized trucks with a $1.3 billion investment in the Oshawa assembly plant and company officials say the planned start of production is several months faster than the typical production launch calendar with trucks set to roll off the line in early 2022.
“This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team who will launch the new Oshawa assembly plant,” said Chris Thomson, Oshawa Assembly human resources and labor relations site director, in a statement. “We are recruiting for a highly motivated and diverse workforce offering competitive compensation and a culture of safety and inclusion.”
Interested candidates for any of these positions can apply online on the company’s website at gm.ca/careers.
Beyond GM, feeder plants have also begun hiring with TFT Global Inc. recently announced the company is hiring.
“We are very pleased to announce that General Motors has chosen TFT Global Inc. as the successful recipient of the Logistics Optimization Services business in Oshawa, Ontario for the GM T1XX Truck beginning October 2021,” the company stated on its website, tftglobal.com , where potential employees can apply online.