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JTEKT Blythewood Hiring Event

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

JTEKT Blythewood Hiring Event Details

HTI is hosting a hiring event seeking CNC Machine Operators, CNC Setup Techs, and Maintenance Techs for the JTEKT location in Blythewood, SC. JTEKT is one of the largest steering systems, driveline components, bearings and machine tools manufacturers in the world. JTEKT is a leading systems and development partner to the automotive and industrial markets. Interested candidates will need to pass a background check and drug screening.

JTEKT Hiring Event

Thursday, May 16th, 2024  (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
WHERE: JTEKT Parking Lot – 1006 Northpoint Blvd, Blythewood, SC 29016
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress code is casual (come as you are, but please be presentable)



Job Openings & Pay Rates

– CNC Machine Operators: $18.56 – 18.86/hour
– CNC Setup Technician: $21.00 – $25.00/hour
– Maintenance Technician: $27.00 – $33.00


Shifts Available

CNC Machine Operators:
– 1st (6:00am – 2:30pm)
– 2nd (2:00pm – 10:30pm)
– 3rd (10:00pm – 6:30am)
– A shift (12 hour day shift)
– B shift (12 hour night shift)

CNC Setup Technician:
– 1st (6:00am – 2:30pm)
– 2nd (2:00pm – 10:30pm)
– 3rd (10:00pm – 6:30am)

Maintenance Technician:
– 1st (6:00am – 2:30pm)
– 2nd (2:00pm – 10:30pm)
– 3rd (10:00pm – 6:30am)


Perks of the Job

– Temp-to-Hire & Direct Hire Opportunities Available
– Paid Time Off
– Health Insurance
– Dental Insurance
– Retirement Benefits or Accounts
– Climate Controlled Facility
– Multiple Shift Options
– Team Environment




– High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
– 6 months manufacturing experience preferred
– Able to life 50 lbs. repetitively
– Able to stand for long periods of time
– Stable work history


– Operates production machinery in accordance with prints and specifications
– Performs required work steps within specific cycle time
– Operates presses and other manual machinery including lathes, grinders, mills and similar equipment
– Performs frequent quality checks on finished parts
– Operates test equipment and interprets pass/fail data. Experience with SAP is a plus
– All other duties as assigned




– Associate’s degree (Machine Tool Technology preferred)
– OR equivalent from two-year College or technical school
– AND/OR five to seven years related experience and/or training
– OR equivalent combination of education and experience


– Determine causes of machine malfunction, and make adjustments or repairs in order for machine to process materials in accordance to specifications within a timely manner
– If unable to make repair, consult with Lead Setup and/or Maintenance and/or Section Leader in a timely manner
– Perform operational preventative maintenance as needed
– Check machine cycle time to ensure production process is in accordance with process specifications on a daily basis
– Utilize dial indicators, chamfer gauges, calipers and other measuring devices to ensure quality standards are met. If manufacturing process is causing quality issues, Machine Setup will stop production and consult with Section Leader and/or Area Manager immediately
– Perform routine inspections of parts to assist operators in meeting production schedules
– Operate and maintain adjustments of various machines as necessary to meet production scheduled and quality standard
– Record production results, quality checks, scrap, downtime and shortstops on a daily basis
– Assist on changeovers as needed
– To direct, lead and train other Setup associates/operators daily work assignments and accountable for the work performed for the line/department
– Knowledge of different processes (Grinding, Turning, and Assembly)
– Responsible for all 5”S” and general housekeeping daily. Perform major cleanup as needed




– Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, preferred
– Minimum 3-5 years of industrial maintenance experience, without Associate’s or technical degree
– Advanced troubleshooting, mechanical, electrical, and fabrication experience
– Ability to train and assist others


– Read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings
– Thorough knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics. Ability to repair replace or modify systems
– Troubleshoot and maintain air compressor, chiller, evaporator, and coolant systems
– Replace bearings, bushings, slides and any other machine components. Troubleshoot & replace pumps and motors
– Troubleshoot & repair servo amplifiers and motors with minimal assistance
– Welding skills including MIG, TIG and stick for machine repair and or improvements is a plus– Ability to use fabrication equipment including metal shear, metal brake, saws, drills and other common tools
– Ability to understand PLC ladder logic to identify trouble on production equipment
– Troubleshoot and maintain CNC turning centers and grinders. Able to make machine backups– Troubleshoot VFD’s and motors
– Troubleshooting and analyzing machinery after rebuild or refurbish
– Ordering parts, scheduling, etc. with little assistance from supervisor
– Maintain 5s in all maintenance and facility areas. Organize spare parts with maintenance/rebuild shops
– Ability to train and assist others with daily maintenance activities. Assist project crew & facilities when required
– Other duties as assigned


Job Location

JTEKT – 1006 Northpoint Blvd, Blythewood, SC 29016


Don’t forget to RSVP for the JTEKT Hiring Event. To learn more about JTEKT, go to jtekt-na.com.

HTI and JTEKT are Equal Opportunity Employers M/D/F/V/SO. 

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