Daimler creates jobs

Daimler Trucks North America will add a second shift in order to increase production at its Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, North Carolina. The additional shift will add more than 1,100 new jobs by the end of 2012.

DTNA anticipates personnel at the plant to increase by 72 percent, which will include approximately 1,072 shop employees and an additional 29 engineering and support positions.

A majority of the positions will be filled with recalled workers who were laid off in 2009, and DTNA expects daily production rates at the Cleveland plant to almost double by October 2012.

In addition to the new shift at the Cleveland plant, DTNA will hire 100 employees at its nearby Components and Logistics Plant in Gastonia, North Carolina. The 90 new hourly employees in the factory and 10 salaried and hourly office employees primarily will staff a second and third shift.

DTNA will begin hiring new employees in early February and will have completed hiring by September 2012.

DTNA is accepting online applications for positions at the Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant and the Gastonia Components and Logistics Plant. Also, more than 145 positions in the fields of mechanical, electrical, electronic and manufacturing engineering and numerous other functional areas currently are open at DTNA in company locations throughout North America.

For an application, visit dtna.jobs.