Mon January 25 08:08 am 2021 in category Company news

Nokian Tyres to Add up to 150 Jobs at Dayton Factory

The company plans to complete its next phase of hiring in the first quarter

DAYTON, Tenn. – Nokian Tyres is launching the most ambitious hiring campaign yet at its Dayton, Tennessee factory. The company plans to add approximately 150 jobs in the first half of 2021, and hiring is underway now.

Interested candidates can visit to apply.

Nokian Tyres is pursuing team members to work in its mixing, tire production, maintenance and logistics areas, and those interested in performing tasks related to general factory overhead and quality control. Most production positions require the following qualifications:

  • High school diploma and/or GED
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited community, technical or vocational college preferred
  • 1-to-2 years of direct experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience with lean/process improvement tools and/or interest in advancing knowledge in this area

“Nokian Tyres is eager to welcome new employees to our team as part of our quest to be an employer of choice in Southeast Tennessee,” said Dayton Factory HR Operations Manager Blake Markham. “This latest hiring phase will nearly double our workforce and allow us to significantly increase production of safe, sustainable tires at our high-tech factory.”

The growing workforce will enable the factory to expand from two production shifts to four, a necessary step as Nokian Tyres seeks to satisfy rising demand for its products in North America, including the Nokian Tyres One, an all-season passenger tire the company launched in January.

The Southeast Tennessee facility opened in fall 2019 and is one of the most sustainable production factories in the industry; last year, it was the first tire factory to earn LEED v4 Silver certification, a result of its solar energy, energy efficiency and eco-friendly design. Last April, the factory earned ISO 9001 quality certification just six months after officially opening.

Nokian Tyres plans to hire approximately 400 employees to produce tires and oversee operations at the Dayton factory by 2023. It eventually aims to make as many as four million tires per year at the facility.

The company seeks to provide a positive culture for its employees. Workers are exposed to some of the most advanced production machinery and processes in the tire industry, and Nokian Tyres aims to foster an environment that helps employees develop professionally. Perks include competitive pay and benefits, a wellness center, a greenspace and even a sauna.

For more information about Nokian Tyres’ Dayton Factory or to apply for jobs there, interested parties can visit