KOKOMO — The City of Firsts is set to add one more notch to its belt. The state’s first electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility is set to open next year. Star Plus Energy, a joint venture between Stellantis N.V. and Samsung SDI, is expected to employ 1,400 workers.
The company is looking for Senior Process Engineers to develop and enhance the EV battery production process, with a focus on safety and sustainability. The job will require you to monitor, analyze, and implement new processes, procedures, and equipment as needed.
The 2.4 million square foot plant will produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. The city of Kokomo has already approved the development plan and variances necessary to begin construction. The company has yet to announce a start date, but said it expects to open the plant by 2025.
IU Bloomington is helping by offering Korean language classes for employees. It will also partner with Kokomo to educate residents on everyday Korean culture. Kim says the city of Kokomo wants to be ready for the cultural shift that will come with the addition of 1,400 workers.
The STAR+PLUS program is a managed care program that provides long-term services and support to adults age 65 and older with disabilities or who have chronic health conditions. It helps them get Medicaid health-care benefits and long-term care services through a health plan they choose. Star Plus Energy