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JTEKT Hiring Event

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

JTEKT Hiring Event Details

HTI is hosting a hiring event seeking entry level Assemblers, Material Handlers, and Machine Operators for the JTEKT location in Vonore, TN. JTEKT is one of the largest steering systems, driveline components, bearings and machine tools manufacturers in the world. DIRECT and temp-to-hire positions available! Interested candidates will need to pass a background check and drug screening.

JTEKT Hiring Event

Thursday, September 21, 2023  (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
WHERE: JTEKT Plant 1, 55 Excellence Way, Vonore, TN 37885
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress code is casual (come as you are, but please be presentable)


Job Openings and Pay Rates

– Assemblers: $16-17/hour
– Material Handlers: Starting at $15-17/hour
– Machine Operators: $15.33-16.67/hour

*Direct Hire available for those who qualify with pay starting at $19.36/hour

Shifts Available

– 2nd (2p.m. – 10:30p.m.), 3rd ( 10p.m. – 6a.m.)

Material Handlers
– 1st (6a.m. – 2:30p.m.), 2nd (2p.m. – 10:30p.m.), 3rd ( 10p.m. – 6a.m.)

Machine Operators
– Rotating 12 hour shifts

Perks of the Job

– Direct and temp-to-hire positions available
– Start right away
– Multiple schedule/shift options
– On the job training
– Air conditioned facility
– Paid holidays and vacation
– Medical, vision and dental insurance
– 401K
– Career advancement opportunities
– Referral bonus for HTI associates (see your rep for details)
– Collaborative, rewarding and fast-paced team environment


– High school diploma or GED preferred
– Manufacturing experience NOT required
– Ability to stand for long periods of time
– Stable work history
– Must pass a background check and drug screening

Assembler Responsibilities

– Operate production machines and equipment using buttons on control panel; observe test equipment and assist with troubleshooting
– Visually inspect parts for damage and defects, such as porosity, roughness or cosmetic imperfections
– Perform duties such as installing, inserting, torquing, purging, wiping and inspecting parts for quality and cosmetic defects

Material Handler Responsibilities

– Identifies and transports requested materials to and from various locations including machines, loading docks, trucks, and storage areas
– Uses protective materials and strapping equipment to protect and secure loads
– Manages and piles skids, pallets, and other supplies in specified areas
– Applies understanding of machine loading capacity and loading schedule, ensuring prompt delivery of required items
– All other duties as assigned

Machine Operator Responsibilities

– Insert components into machines
– Operate production machines and equipment: washing, welding, boring, mounting, pressing, drilling, installing and detecting
– Visually inspect parts for damage and defects, such as porosity, roughness or cosmetic imperfections

Job Location

55 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885


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

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

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September 21
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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JTEKT Vonore, TN
56 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
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