Auto supplier adding 150 full-time jobs in Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Metalsa Structural Products says it’s expanding its plant in Elizabethtown which will mean 150 new full-time jobs.

The company makes chassis structures for light and commercial vehicles.

The company says its expansion is necessary to support its Strategic Major and Start Up OEM Customers’ new programs on internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles for pick-up trucks and sport utilities.

The company says all positions are full-time, permanent openings for entry-level production technician. No experience in the automotive industry is required as Metalsa says it is committed to training employees for their positions. Employees have a full compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, and life and AD&D coverage.

“When you start are Metalsa, you provide yourself the opportunity to build your career, not just start a job,” said Linda Aubrey, Human Development at Metalsa. “At Metalsa, our benefits and earnings opportunities allow employees to provide for and support their families. Additionally, the opportunities for advancement are endless—either into skilled trades through our apprenticeship or into management.”

In addition to the 150 production technician positions available, Metalsa is also hiring for skilled trades positions including maintenance and tooling.  There are many salaried positions in operations, quality, engineering and more available, according to the company.

In addition to a benefits package, Metalsa employees get full union benefits after 90 days as well as bonuses for new hires, referring applicants, perfect attendance, and profit-sharing. Compensation begins at $17 per hour and increase up to $22.96 with raises at regular intervals and cost of living increases each September. Second and third shift employees earn an additional shift differential.

The Metalsa Elizabethtown facility opened in 1994 and houses Stamping, Roll-forming, Robotic Weld Assemblies and Electrophoretic Painting process technologies which ensure only the best in class quality products supplied to our Customers. Currently products include Chassis Frames, Sub-Frames, Stamped Components and Service Parts.

The Elizabethtown location is home to 1800+ full time collaborators. Metalsa worldwide includes 10,000+ collaborators.

 “We’re always excited for our customers to trust us with new business, and even more excited when we are able to add jobs to provide opportunities to our community” said Brett Barnes, Metalsa Etown Leadership Team.

Hiring is currently underway. Interested applicants may apply online at, by emailing, or by attending the job fair on August 7th at Metalsa.

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