LORDSTOWN, OH—General Motors is starting the process to hire more than 1,000 positions at its Ultium Cells LLC battery assembly plant here.

The plant will begin hiring for key positions to execute the set up and launch of battery cell manufacturing. These include production engineer, purchasing analyst and controls engineer.

“Ultium Cells’ team is comprised of some of the finest minds in the automotive and electronics industries, but we are looking for more of those rare individuals,” the website states. “We need technology-savvy people to fill roles across our organization—manufacturing, administration and more. Our leadership prioritizes health and safety, encourages employee engagement, welcomes diversity, and promotes an atmosphere of inclusiveness.”

GM is investing billions of dollars to support electric vehicle manufacturing in the United States, including a share of the $2.3 billion investment in the Ultium Cells plant. The plant will be about the size of 30 football fields and be able to produce enough batteries to supply 30 gigawatt hours of electricity annually.

A joint venture with LG Chem, Ultium’s goal is to drive down battery cost below $100 per kilowatt-hour at full volume. Ultium batteries are expected to have some of the highest nickel and lowest cobalt content in a large format pouch cell.

Job seekers may apply for positions on the Ultium Cells website, www.ultiumcell.com.