Yamaha hiring 300 more in Newnan

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Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, (YMMC) is immediately hiring over 300 new contract employees to assist in many assembly line functions to help keep pace with the growing demand for all Yamaha recreational products assembled at its Newnan facility.

Based in Coweta County, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp of America (YMMC) designs and assembles four key product lines including Golf Cars, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s), Personal Watercraft and Recreational Off-road Vehicles (ROV’s), or what many refer to as Side-by-Side vehicles.

Yamaha’s last hiring push was just over a month ago, and over 100 employees were added to the team at that time. Now more people are needed.

“Demand for our products has stayed incredibly strong. People are foregoing travel and choosing to find fun close to home. That means they are buying all the recreational and water sports vehicles that we make right here in Newnan, Georgia,” said Bob Brown, Vice President of Finance and Operations Support.  “We are gearing up now for an incredible 2021, which means we need more people to add to our motivated, diverse, and talented team. Our products provide a lifetime of exciting and memorable experiences to our customers and we give a lifetime of stability and support for our team. Everybody wins.”

Yamaha has produced almost 4 million power sports recreation vehicles in our 32 years, this location,” said Richard Jones, Vice President of Operations. “Our greatest hiring need is vehicle assembly. Every Yamaha assembly worker starts through our contract partner at $13 an hour. At 30 days, team members are eligible for full Yamaha hire. Pay jumps immediately to $15 and soon thereafter to $18 an hour. Yamaha benefits are extraordinary. Full healthcare, medical, dental, vision, profit sharing, 401k with company match. 10 paid vacation days, 10 paid holidays per year. Yamaha is a diverse and dynamic corporation with over 1500 employees. We have limitless opportunities through our weekly job posting system and career assistance.”

What do Yamaha employees say about the opportunities?

“I started at a basic level at Yamaha as a material handler and now, I’m in the front office as a new model planner. So, the opportunities are astronomical. You can keep climbing as long as you’re here at Yamaha,” said Chris McGarrity, Yamaha employee for eight years.

Right now, Yamaha is also offering over $1300 in bonuses for contract employees in their first six months. Yamaha is looking to fill open positions for assemblers, material handlers, welders, certified forklift operators and more.  Additional information about available positions and how to apply can be found online at www.yamaha-motor-georgia.com

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) assembles WaveRunners, ATVs, Golf Cars and Side-by-Sides at our facility in Newnan, Georgia. Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation (YMMC) was formed in 1986 and started manufacturing units in 1988. It now manufactures Golf Cars, ATV’s, Water Vehicles and Recreational Off-Road Vehicles for global distribution. YMMC celebrated 30 years of manufacturing at their Newnan location in June of 2018.

Yamaha products are marketed through Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Robotic Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, Yamalube products and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida) and Kracor Systems (Wisconsin), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).

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