SALINA, Kan. (KAKE) – Great Plains Manufacturing is hiring to fill nearly 100 open positions at its new construction equipment plant in Salina.
The company is expanding its presence in Kansas. It held a job fair on Friday and Saturday to interview potential candidates for the new jobs.
“We’ve grown during the pandemic, which I know is a different story than some other companies,” said HR director Amy Leavy.
Plant manager Chris Montgomery said the company is hiring for almost every position at the new facility, including welders, machinists and fitters. Everyone is invited to apply.
If you do not have experience, Great Plains Manufacturing offers a training program.
“If you are curious, like to learn something new, like to work with your hands and solve problems, create new things, this would be a great career option for you,” said Leavy.
Montgomery said the expansion is exciting for the company and the Salina community. He said the new jobs are attracting candidates from abroad.
“It also brings a new culture to this area,” he said.
Yvonne Hooker, who is from Abilene, attended the job fair on Saturday. She said she was looking for a job that didn’t require her to work nights.
“Very kind,” Hooker said. “Very helpful. They answered all my questions.”
Montgomery said more than 120 people attended the fair, adding that he had already sent out some job offers. Hooker said she hopes to be one of those people.
“I’m hoping for this one if it works out,” she said. “If not, I’ll just stay where I am and … keep looking until I find something that’s a better fit, I think.”
Great Plains Manufacturing plans to create an additional 200 jobs at the facility in 2023, according to a press release. If you are interested, you can apply online by clicking here.