P&G to hire 30 to 35


LIMA — Procter & Gamble will add another 30 to 35 jobs to the local workforce next month.

P&G announced Monday the plan to fill new positions at the Lima plant. The latest hiring plan will bring the total new hires at P&G to about 70 this year, said Dwala Smith, of human resources at the plant.

These jobs as plant technicians will have a starting pay of $15.82 an hour to work on a manufacturing line, Smith said.

“We are looking for individuals in the community that possess high, strong initiative,” she said.

Requirements are the applicant must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or a GED diploma with copies of those credentials. Applicants must complete a pre-employment screening process that includes an online problem-solving reasoning test. There will be interviews, a physical exam, a drug screen and background check, she said.

Applicants must be willing to work seven days in a row on a schedule that rotates 12-hour shifts.

The ideal applicant possesses strong technical leadership and problem-solving skills, and is capable of learning. Computer skills are necessary, Smith said.

There is the potential for growth and advancement at the local plant, Smith said.

P&G offers health and dental insurance with a prescription drug plan, group life insurance, employee education program, stock investment program, a profit sharing plan, vacation and 11 paid holidays, she said.

The application process starts online July 6 at www.experiencePG.com Job reference number MFG00004684. Applications will be accepted through July 12.

Applicants may contact recruiting phone line at 419-226-5500, option 1, for information.

The P&G plant was built in 1968 in Lima and the 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center was completed in 2006. The facility manufactures several brands of liquid detergents and fabric softeners. There are 670 employees at the local plant, according to the Allen Economic Development Group.

P&G’s headquarters are in Cincinnati.

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