“We continue to grow and we continue to still have a significant amount of job openings,” he said.
The first of two phases of the $26 million expansion has been completed, he said, and workers were seen operating out of a finished approximately 30,000-square-foot addition. A new plant entrance has opened and the employee cafeteria was updated with fresh vending selections.
“We put a lot of time and effort into benchmarking what is best in class,” he said.
There are currently about 40 to 50 job openings such as assembler, CNC machinist, industrial engineer, quality manager, trainer, welder and more, according to the company. To apply, visit thyssenkruppusjobs.com/search and once there, type in "Hamilton, Ohio" in the location box to find local listings.
“We’re spending more and more resources internally to provide training opportunities,” Schmahl said. In addition to on-the-job training programs, hires are also learning about lean manufacturing principles and gaining more in-depth product knowledge, for example, he said.
Hamilton is the North American headquarters of ThyssenKrupp Bilstein at 8685 Bilstein Blvd., and a division of German-based ThyssenKrupp AG. In North America, Bilstein employs nearly 700 people, a big majority of which are located in Hamilton, Schmahl said.
Bilstein’s growth is attributed to the rebounding auto industry and winning new business from customers. “We’re actually growing faster than the market,” Schmahl said.