The Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College and the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board will host a job fair on Friday, December 5 for the new Gildan Yarns facility in Mocksville.
Gildan will accept applications from noon to 7 p.m. at the Davie Campus Administration Building for the 90 positions to be filled between now and January 2015.
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Construction is underway and signs of progress on the new Gildan facility East of Interstate 40 located on Interstate Drive in Mocksville are clearly visible along Interstate-40 between Mocksville exits 168 and 170.
They are seeking skilled workers for positions in industrial maintenance and industrial HVAC, as well as experienced textile workers. Specific job titles include card room shift technicians, drawer/comber technicians, electronic technicians, HVAC technicians, roving technicians, spin overhauler technicians, winder technicians, lab technicians and textile operators.
Technicians should be mechanically inclined and possess good troubleshooting skills to identify, analyze and correct breakdowns. Previous maintenance experience is preferred. Candidates must be able to work 12-hour shifts, days or nights.
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In addition to co-sponsoring the job fair, DCCC is developing customized training for Gildan in areas from leadership and supervisory skills to safety procedures and computer skills. The college will also work with Gildan to support specialized training specific to their equipment and operations.
“Through development of this customized training, DCCC is fulfilling part of our mission to help our community members enhance their quality of life,” says Teresa Kines, dean, Davie Campus. “We hope that those who attend will also see the benefits of continuing their education at DCCC in one of our manufacturing programs.”
Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission has noted that “While Rowan still has Parkdale Mills and Tuscarora Yarn, Davie hasn’t had a textile manufacturing plant for years” Bralley said. This project is changing all that. Davie County’s skilled workforce, excellent workforce development programs and our location on Interstate 40 just a few miles away from I-77 and I-85 makes this an ideal location for manufacturing.”
DCCC’s Davie Campus is located at 1205 Salisbury Road, Mocksville.