GEORGETOWN, KY—Toyota Motor North America will add 220 new positions to its production engineering division, which serves as the go-between for design and manufacturing. The additional support will increase Toyota’s capacity to use innovative engineering technology to design and build assembly plants, equipment and processes across its operations.

“As we ramp up our plans for additional electrified products in North America, we must have the resources and talent in place to lead that transformation,” says Brian Krinock, senior vice president for vehicle plants at Toyota. “Our engineering team is working tirelessly on industry-leading production processes and technologies that help reduce carbon emissions while assembling world-class carbon-neutral vehicles, all with safety and quality in mind.”

Toyota’s Production Engineering and Manufacturing Center, located in Georgetown, KY, is the headquarters for production engineering and is currently home to nearly 800 engineers. The company’s production engineering division employees more than 1,800 people across North America.