LG Chem puts out help wanted sign

Posted on April 4, 2011

HOLLAND – Nine months after President Obama came to West Michigan to help break ground for the plant, Korean Battery maker LG Chem is posting job openings.

Michigan Works is one of the agencies listing jobs for the Holland plant, posting 100 openings for Senior Technical Operators.

Officials at the Holland Michigan Works office says the full time production level jobs pay $18 to $19 an hour, require at least a High School diploma or GED. They’re also looking for people with experience in auto production.

The plant will make batteries for the Chevrolet Volt as well as future Ford battery powered vehicles.

LG Chem said it expected to hire as many as 400 workers by 2013. The majority of those jobs would be in production, with pay ranges in the $11 to $14 an hour range.

The plant is expected to open in 2012.

By Joe Lafurley, WoodTV 8