Foxconn hiring 30 in next wave of manufacturing jobs

Company recruiting drive set for early May

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:11 pm

Foxconn Technology Group is planning to fill 30 positions related to its Gen 6 LCD manufacturing operations during recruiting events set for May 7 and May 8.

Foxconn says it will begin construction of a Gen 6 LCD fabrication facility this summer. Image courtesy of Curt Waltz/

The company announced the recruiting events Friday morning. Advanced registration is required and the company is limiting the pool to the first 300 applicants.

Foxconn is hiring for a variety of positions from entry level to senior positions in categories that include manufacturing engineer, equipment technician, manufacturing associate, industrial engineer and environmental health and safety specialist.

The company has said it will eventually hire 13,000 people in Wisconsin. Foxconn had 178 employees in the state at the end of 2018, falling short of the number required to receive state tax credits. The company needs more than 500 employees by the end of the year to receive tax credits for hiring in 2019.

While the company’s 2017 contract with the state set out ambitious hiring goals, Foxconn has since slowed down its hiring plans while remaining committed to ultimately reaching 13,000. Racine County officials have said the first phase of manufacturing operations will employ 1,500 people.

New hires will take part in a six-month training that includes travel to Foxconn facilities in Japan and Taiwan, the company said. The training will focus on advanced manufacturing technologies and operations of the company’s Gen 6 LCD manufacturing fab.

A previous group of 20 hires has been in Asia for similar training for the last four months, Foxconn said.

“These Wisconsin-based professionals will travel to Asia to study leading advanced manufacturing processes never before implemented in North America,” said Alan Yeung, Foxconn director of U.S. strategic initiatives. “They will bring this knowledge and experience back to Wisconsin and will be critical to our success as we continue to expand our footprint in the state.”

The interview events will be held at Foxconn’s 13315 Globe Drive facility in Mount Pleasant. Registration information is available here.

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