Nissan plans to add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna plant, Tenn., part of its strategy to expand North American production and its market share in the US.
The automaker has added 810 employees last autumn, and with the additional 900 workers, the plant will reach a total workforce of 7,000 employees. Nissan said that he hopes all its new workers to complete the training in time for the launch of the new Rogue crossover this fall. More than a year ago the Japanese automaker announced its plans to transfer the Rogue from a plant in Japan to Smyrna.
This is the fourth model Nissan has added to the US since the beginning of the year, besides the Leaf transferred from Japan to Smyrna, the Sentra to Canton, Miss., and it prepares to take the Murano crossover from Japan to Canton in 2014. In the past two years Nissan has hired 6,000 workers at its US assembly plants and added third shifts at the Canton and Smyrna facilities.
“We are looking to fill long-term, full-time positions,” says Nissan manufacturing spokesman Justin Saia. “Positions include assembly line and production, material handling, industrial maintenance, tool and die maker and warehouse and production support.”