Toyota Technical Center announced it will hire about 150 engineers, technicians, advanced researchers and scientists by the end of the year to reinforce Toyota’s commitment to localizing vehicle design and development in the North American region.
TTC will also add other 100 jobs in the following 5 years to further advance engine and transmission development for the North American market. Most of the new jobs will be located at two of the company’s facilities in Michigan, more specific in Ann Arbor and Saline in the areas of powertrain, mechanical design, electrical engineering, electronics and advanced research.
“The continued growth of Toyota’s R&D operations here only underscores Michigan’s standing as the global center of excellence in automotive engineering, research and technology development,” stated Governor Rick Snyder. “This great news underscores the importance of our missions to meet with business leaders globally and, most of all, speaks to the high value of Michigan’s greatly improved business climate and the increased focus on our state’s strong and talented workforce.”
Since 1997, TTC has been the driving force behind Toyota’s North American engineering and research & development activities, with facilities in Ann Arbor, Saline, Plymouth and Livonia. TTC has over 1,100 employees in engineering design, vehicle evaluation and engineering, materials engineering, powertrain tuning and design, prototype building, safety/crashworthiness, regulatory affairs and advanced research.