Thu March 11 07:42 am 2021 in category Company news

Nokian Tyres Seeking Approximately 80 Workers to Complete Dayton Hiring Push

The company has hired more than 50 workers since launching its hiring phase in January

DAYTON, Tenn. – Nokian Tyres is seeking approximately 80 workers to complete the hiring phase it launched in January, a recruiting campaign factory leadership says has been successful to date and remains on track with the hiring timeline the company set.

Nokian Tyres has hired more than 50 workers at its Dayton, Tennessee factory since beginning its latest hiring push, and the company continues to accept and evaluate applications for the nearly 150 available positions it is hiring in the first half of 2021. The new workers will enable Nokian Tyres to add third and fourth shifts to help meet growing demand for its products in the North American market.

Interested candidates can visit to apply. Anyone who has already applied does not need to resubmit an application.

Remaining positions include maintenance specialists, production operators and other roles overseeing and executing tire production at one of the most high-tech, sustainable factories in the industry. Most production positions require the following qualifications:

  • High school diploma and/or GED
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited community, technical or vocational college preferred
  • 1-to-2 years of direct experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience with lean/process improvement tools and/or interest in advancing knowledge in this area

“We have received an impressive number of applications since announcing the creation of nearly 150 jobs,” said Dayton Factory HR Operations Manager Blake Markham. “Nokian Tyres strives to be an employer of choice in Southeast Tennessee by providing a safe, sustainable work environment where our team members can grow, and we are eager to add high-quality candidates to our team.”

The growing workforce will enable the factory to expand production volume as Nokian Tyres seeks to satisfy rising demand for its products in North America, including the Nokian Tyres One, an all-season passenger tire the company launched in January.

Nokian Tyres plans to hire as many as 400 employees to produce tires and oversee operations at the Dayton factory by 2023. It eventually aims to make up to four million tires per year at the facility.

The Southeast Tennessee facility opened in fall 2019 and is one of the most sustainable production factories in the industry. Its administration building recently earned LEED v4 Gold certification, and the production building was the first in the tire industry to earn LEED v4 Silver certification, a result of its solar energy, energy efficiency and eco-friendly design. Last April, the factory earned ISO 9001 quality certification just six months after officially opening.

The company seeks to provide a positive culture for its employees. Workers are exposed to some of the most advanced production machinery and processes in the tire industry, and Nokian Tyres aims to foster an environment that helps employees develop professionally. Perks include competitive pay and benefits, a wellness center, a greenspace and even a sauna.

For more information about Nokian Tyres’ Dayton Factory or to apply for jobs there, interested parties can visit

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