Yamaha hiring additional 200 workers in Newnan
Pictured above – Angela H. is a production supervisor at Yamaha in Newnan who started 22 years ago on the assembly line. Yamaha gave her a real career with advancement opportunities. Now she manages 27 people.
From Special Reports
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, (YMMC) is immediately hiring over 200 new contract employees to keep pace with the growing demand for all Yamaha recreational products assembled at its Newnan, Georgia 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 (ATVs), Personal Watercraft and Recreational Off-road Vehicles (ROVs), or what many refer to as Side-by-Side vehicles.
Yamaha has been in a state of growth for more than a year. Now more people are needed. “The last year has only made more people want to find ways for their family to enjoy time together. Demand for our products has never been stronger, and that’s why we need to increase the size of our team,” said Bob Brown, Vice President of Finance and Operations Support.
“This year we have even increased the starting contract wages to $16.50, which we feel will attract the best people to our incredible, diverse, talented team. Our products help people to have memorable experiences, and our team members make all of those memories happen. We take pride in how we make lives better.”
“By this summer, Yamaha will have produced over 4 million power sports recreation vehicles,” said Richard Jones, Vice President of Operations.
He continued, “Our greatest hiring need is vehicle assembly. Team members are eligible for full Yamaha hire at 30 days. Within 9 months most associates make $19 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 1800 employees. We have limitless opportunities through our weekly job posting system and career assistance.”
What do Yamaha employees say about the opportunities? “Yamaha will invest in you as much as you invest in Yamaha. If you take advantage of those opportunities, the sky can really be the limit for you with the tuition reimbursement, with the in-house promotion opportunities, and getting to get that additional education like at Georgia Tech for certifications,” said Brandon Smith, Safety Engineer, who first started at Yamaha as a contract worker and had his degree paid for by Yamaha.
Right now, Yamaha is also offering monthly bonuses for contract workers. 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 yamahajobs.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).