HUNTSVILLE, AL—Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTMUS) has begun the hiring process for production workers at its new $1.6 billion assembly plant here.

Production workers represent the largest percentage of the MTMUS workforce, which is expected to total 4,000 once full production is achieved at the 3.7 million-square-foot facility. Workers will be responsible for assembling up to 300,000 Mazda and Toyota vehicles annually.

Applicants can start the process online at, where they will provide basic contact information, work history, and answer a few questions. Applicants who meet hiring criteria are then invited to take an online assessment, which includes a written portion.

Candidates who advance beyond the online assessment will be invited to a “Day of Work Assessment,” which will place the applicant in a simulated plant environment to assess their skills at various tasks. This will help ensure that qualified candidates are matched to positions suited to their skills and abilities.

Job offers are contingent upon a successful background check, drug screening and physical. The high volume of anticipated applicants means that the timeline from assessment to job offer could take up to three months.

Production of the first vehicles at MTMUS will begin next year.