Burned out on the “gig economy?” Making minimum wage? Need a change of pace? Just want to earn money the way that put Michigan on the map?
Android Industries has the solution to those and more job concerns Flint citizens may have. It needs to fill about 200 manufacturing jobs and is working to make it easy for as many people as possible to apply for the jobs and get to work.
Android is a just-in-time assembly integrator, responsible for global supply chain management and the assembly of complex modular vehicle systems. Since 1988, it has shipped more than 400 million modules to its customers’ vehicle assembly plants. It was recently named a Supplier of the Year for 2018 by General Motors.
The jobs start out at $10+ an hour and can increase to $16+ over five years. The salary possibilities are equal across all three eight-hour shifts.
Minimal training is needed and basic testing is required. Testing includes a literacy test, drug test, and social test, which examines how employees interact in group settings.
Promising candidates haven’t been able to take the job because of transportation problems. The closest bus stop is at the Genesee Valley Center mall, which is several miles away, and that is an issue for those without a car.
To solve the problem, Android has started meeting with the Flint Mass Transit Authority (MTA Flint) to set up a bus stop at the factory. Before that can happen it must prove enough people will use the potential stop.
While still in the early stages, the company is optimistic its case will be accepted by the MTA Flint.
Android has done some hiring already, and a handful of positions will be filled in July. Most of the slots will be filled in the end of the first quarter of 2019. The company is taking applications and is doing the hiring through the women-owned minority company, Avancez, which will begin looking at the applications for 2019 in January.
Applications are currently available at 4444 W. Maple in Flint. In addition, a web portal will be available at Avancezassembly.com as the hiring window gets closer.
Android is also attending job fairs in Flint to find potential hires.
“We understand that our people are our biggest strength, and we know that world-class service happens because of our capable and valued team members,” the company says on its website. “Whether you are looking for an engineering job or a career in manufacturing management, you can thrive as a member of our team.”
Hardworking citizens of Flint have a chance to build a stable future with a good paying job with Android.