Mississippi Silicon begins hiring first of 200 workers


The $200 million Mississippi Silicon plant has begun hiring the first of what could be as many as 200workers at its Burnsville plant.

Company officials announced today that it has begun recruiting full-time skilled trade workers through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security‘s WIN Job Centersand with help from Northeast Mississippi Community College.

The plant, near its final phase of construction and equipment installation, will first look to hire electricians and maintenance workers by mid-April. That’s when the fix of two arc furnaces will be installed.

Production is expected to begin this summer at the plant, which will have an annual capacity of 36,000 metric tons of silicon metal to be used in a variety of industries including automotive, aluminum, chemical, semiconductor and solar.

Those interested in applying to work at Mississippi Silicon can view current job postings and the application process at the MDES website here. The company is not accepting direct applications.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate career readiness skills and achieve Job Pass and Silver Level requirements to be eligible for maintenance, electrician, operator, technician and other positions at Mississippi Silicon.

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