Novelis Inc. has announced that they are adding more high-tech jobs at their Kennesaw Global Research and Technology Center. The aluminum manufacturer, headquartered in Atlanta, has 25 manufacturing facilities in nine different countries. They are the world’s largest recycler of aluminum and provide products found in everything from automobiles to soda cans. The company currently employs 11,000 people but plans to add 500 additional company-wide jobs this year. With 13 positions currently open, the company plans to hire for an additional 21 high-tech positions, some of which will be engineers, scientists, technologists and technicians in Kennesaw. The expansion is due to the growing demand for aluminum by the automobile industry, which is predicted to grow rapidly in the next 10 years.
“We needed a global facility staffed with top technical talent to continue to grow our knowledge base,” says Jack Clark, senior vice president and chief technical officer of Novelis. “We have a world-class facility for materials characterization, testing and modeling with in-house pilot lines for the development of new and emerging technologies. We focus our expertise on the most demanding segments of the rolled aluminum market – cans, automotive, consumer electronics and architecture – which uniquely positions us as the partner of choice for new product