DMS to hire 200 to make F-150 parts
Detroit Manufacturing Systems, a joint venture between Rush Group and supplier Faurecia SA that produces parts for a number of Ford Motor Co. vehicles, said Wednesday it will hire 200 assembly workers for production of the new aluminum-body F-150 pickup.
DMS will host two job fairs — from 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 — at the company’s building H at 12701 Southfield Road, Detroit. It will fill the positions within the next 90 days.
The jobs will pay $11 an hour to start, with benefits.
“We’re growing because of the exciting work we’re doing for our anchor customer, Ford Motor Company,” said Rosemary Brewer, human resources director for DMS. “And our 800 team members are part of history, building auto interiors for the 50th anniversary Ford Mustang and all-new, all aluminum Ford F-150.”
Interested applicants should wear business attire, bring a resume and attend one of the two job fairs. All applicants will be asked to take a proficiency test in reading and math. A high school diploma is not required for assembly jobs.
DMS said it will hire about 125 workers in the next 30 days and the rest by January.
DMS workers make parts for a number of Ford vehicles, including the Mustang, F-150, Expedition, Taurus, Focus, Explorer, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.
The company was formed in 2012 and employs 800.
The new F-150 will hit showrooms later this year and weighs up to 700 pounds less than the previous version of the truck. Ford recently shuttered its Dearborn Truck Plant for a month as all-new equipment was installed to make the truck. A similar changeover will happen at Ford’s Kansas City plant early next year.
Earlier this month, the Dearborn automaker said it added 850 hourly jobs among three facilities to help make the new truck.