Nokian Tyres Begins Hiring Process at New Factory

The company aims to hire as many as 50 production employees in the first quarter of 2019

Concept artwork of Nokian Tyre new facility being constructed in Dayton, Tennessee. (Nokian Tyres / Media)

DAYTON, Tenn. – Nokian Tyres is ready to hire workers to staff its tire production plant in Southeast Tennessee.

The Scandinavian tire company plans to hire between 40 and 50 production team members in the first quarter of 2019. In this first phase of hiring, it seeks experienced manufacturing workers to fill a variety of positions at every level of the organization.

Interested candidates are invited to visit to apply for available positions.

For the first phase of hiring, Nokian Tyres is interested in candidates with varying levels of manufacturing experience, including skilled production workers, manufacturing operations professionals and maintenance technicians.

As the company seeks to lay a firm foundation in Southeast Tennessee, it is especially interested in candidates with strong interpersonal skills, such as communication, teamwork, problem solving and leadership. Nokian Tyres wants to build a robust culture of collaboration, and these employees will help it set a positive tone.

Opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Mixing
  • Tire production
  • Maintenance
  • General factory overhead

“Our new team members will work in one of the most advanced tire manufacturing facilities in the world,” said Nokian Tyres Dayton Factory Operations Director Peter Chia. “We are committed to giving our workers everything they need to succeed, including in-depth training, competitive wages and a positive workplace culture.”

Nokian Tyres plans to begin producing tires at the Dayton factory in 2020. It aims to hire and train approximately 150 team members by the end of 2019. Eventually, the company will employ around 400 workers at the factory, which will produce four million tires per year when it reaches full capacity.

Once workers are on board, many will have the opportunity to train at Nokian Tyres’ factories in Europe. All team members will receive a chance to grow their careers at a company committed to safety and sustainability.

“Nokian Tyres has a long history of making innovative products in a safe environment where its team members can thrive,” Chia said. “We’re enthusiastic about being an employer of choice in Southeast Tennessee.”

To view and apply for available jobs, candidates may visit

Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tire manufacturer and one of the most sustainable companies in the industry. We offer peace of mind in all conditions by developing high-quality, safe and eco-friendly tires for passenger cars, trucks and heavy machinery. We are especially well known for our innovative winter tires. Our group also includes the Vianor chain, specializing in vehicle maintenance and tire services. In 2018, the company’s turnover was approximately EUR 1.6 billion and it employed some 4,800 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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