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Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C. to host Career Fair in Clarksville, TN on October 14
Workers Can Prepare Now to Apply for Hemlock Semiconductor Jobs
Clarksville, Tenn.: Workers can learn more about the hiring process
for hundreds of jobs at the Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C. plant in Clarksville
at a career fair on October 14. The company plans to hire 500 full-time workers
before the $1.2 billion facility begins manufacturing polysilicon in late 2012.
Polysilicon is the cornerstone material used in solar panels.
Workers who want to apply for jobs at Hemlock Semiconductor can get
information about available positions for production operators, as well as jobs
in skilled trades, loss prevention and occupational health. Hemlock
Semiconductor will host the career fair from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday,
October 14, at the Montgomery County Civic Center located at 350 Pageant Lane
“We anticipate a great deal of hiring to take place for our new facility
starting in the spring of 2011,” said Laura Lambeth, human resources manager at
Hemlock Semiconductor’s Clarksville facility. “When they attend this event,
potential job candidates can get accurate information about Hemlock
Semiconductor’s hiring process.”
Added Lambeth, “We are looking for people who want to progress in their
careers and be part of a growing company.”
Applicants must meet several qualifications to be considered for production
operator jobs, which represent the largest number of available positions at
Hemlock Semiconductor. Requirements include one of the following types of
education and experience: successful completion of the two-year associate
degree program in chemical engineering technology at Austin Peay State
University (APSU); four years of relevant military experience; journeyman
status in a trade utilized by Hemlock Semiconductor; or two years of relevant
The first step in applying for a job as a production operator is successful
completion of WorkKeys, a series of standardized tests that measure workplace
skills. The six exams include math, reading, applied technology, locating
information, observation and teamwork. The Montgomery County Career Center is
the only location in Middle Tennessee where all six WorkKeys tests are offered.
Applicants must earn WorkKeys scores that meet Hemlock Semiconductor standards
before submitting a resume online at hscpoly.com.
Applicants for production operator positions must also have a high school
diploma or GED, be at least 18 years of age and be computer literate.
Only after applicants meet the basic requirements for production operator
positions, will they be considered for an on-site assessment and interview.
Workers who attend the career fair can also learn about jobs at Hemlock
Semiconductor in the skilled trades, such as instrumentation and
pipefitting/welding, as well as loss prevention and occupational health.
Limited information about professional positions will be available, as a
separate event for engineers is planned for early 2011. Job openings will be
posted at hscpoly.com as the hiring process continues through 2012. Resumes
must be submitted online.
Representatives from APSU, Fort Campbell ACAP, Tennessee Technology Center,
and Workforce Essentials will also participate in the career fair. Workforce
Essentials staff can answer questions about WorkKeys testing.
About Hemlock Semiconductor Group
The Hemlock Semiconductor Group (hscpoly.com) – Hemlock Semiconductor – is comprised of two
joint ventures: Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor,
L.L.C. The companies are joint ventures of Dow Corning Corporation, Shin-Etsu
Handotai and Mitsubishi Materials Corporation. Hemlock Semiconductor is a
leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products
used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and solar cells and modules.
Hemlock Semiconductor began its Michigan operations in 1961 and broke ground at
its Tennessee location in 2009.
HSC and HEMLOCK SEMICONDUCTOR are trademarks of Dow Corning Corporation.
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serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global
leader in silicones, silicon-based
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and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s
annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations
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