The company aims to hire 500+ production team members in 2023

Volkswagen Chattanooga will host an onsite job fair June 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to promote its 500+ open production team positions. The job fair will be held at the Volkswagen Academy, 8001 Volkswagen Drive.  

“By the end of 2023, we aim to have more than 5,500 employees at our factory,” said Burkhard Ulrich, Volkswagen Chattanooga SVP, human resources. “This is an exciting time to join Volkswagen as we continue to grow our Tennessee operations and increase our focus on electric vehicle assembly. With career advancement opportunities, tuition reimbursement and attractive benefits like a vehicle lease program, this is a great place to build a future.”

Information sessions will be held during the job fair, where interested attendees can learn about the position, pay, benefits and schedule. Volkswagen staff will also provide an overview of the onboarding process, medical assessment and training. Attendees will be able to tour the Lean Center, which is where all Volkswagen production employees begin. American Job Center will be on site to provide application support.

The company is hiring production team members primarily for its second and third shifts. The starting hourly rate for those shifts can reach $24.40 when including shift premium and quarterly bonus based solely on attendance. With wage progression, top-out rates including shift premium and quarterly bonus can reach $33 per hour. These are direct hire positions.

Volkswagen employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental plans, life insurance, and retirement savings with company contributions of up to 9% of eligible earnings. Additional benefits include an employee vehicle leasing program, paid parental leave and adoption assistance, and tuition reimbursement. Amenities at the factory include on-site cafeterias, a fitness center with free classes, employee resource groups and a medical clinic.  

Volkswagen Chattanooga’s production team shifts:

1st shift: 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

2nd shift: 2 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

3rd shift: 10 p.m.-6:30 a.m.

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