Ellwood Aluminum Offering $4,000 Sign-on Bonus; Hiring Event Starts Friday

HUBBARD, Ohio — Ellwood Aluminum is hosting a hiring event on Oct. 29 and 30, and is offering a $4,000 sign-on bonus for new hires.

The manufacturer of large-diameter aluminum ingot and billet, rectangular slap and cast plate looks to fill 15 to 25 jobs through the end of the year, says Hank Stull, human resources manager. The company needs to have a fourth crew in place before January, he says.

Applicants can attend the hiring event in-person at the state-of-the-art $60 million plant at 7158 Hubbard Masury Road or schedule a virtual appointment, according to a press release. Those who attend live can tour the 105,000-square-foot plant, have interviews and some may be made offers on the spot.

New hires who apply between Oct. 9 and 30 are eligible for the $4,000 sign-on bonus. Ellwood also offers 401(k), medical benefits and shift differentials.

A food truck will be on hand for snacks and refreshments. Applicants will receive a $10 food voucher. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 29 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 30. Those who don’t attend the in-person event may still apply prior to the end of the day on Oct. 30 and, if hired, still be eligible for the sign-on bonus.

Among the positions Ellwood looks to fill are aluminum casting operators, which start at $17.50 per hour. No previous manufacturing experience is required to apply.

Ellwood provides in-house training for individuals with little to no experience, which prepares employees to become machinists, maintenance technicians, electricians and more, according to the release.

Additionally, Ellwood offers college advancement opportunities for those pursuing a degree, including 100% tuition reimbursement for students who earn As and Bs, and 80% for those who earn Cs. This has allowed the company to out team members through engineering school and business school, according to the release.

“Working at Ellwood Aluminum’s green aluminum casting facility has allowed me to progress quickly in my career from having no experience in the industry to now trained effectively,” according to a current employee who was quoted in the release. “I am proud to make a difference in the lives of many by serving vital industries, including aerospace, automotive and electronics.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.