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Job Readiness Information and Updates

Questions and answers about jobs at the new FCA facility are provided below. Further details about Job Readiness Events, dates, and locations, as well as information on how Detroiters can apply early will be added soon so please check back regularly.


Please note information and updates are subject to change as more information becomes available and is finalized
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Detroit at Work and FCA Job Readiness Opens 1pm June 10th

Detroit at Work/FCA certified events will begin in mid-June. Events, locations, and dates will be posted at If you sign up for our text alerts in the FCA interest form, you will be notified via text.

Information and Updates on FCA Jobs

Yes! Detroit residents who completed a Detroit at Work Job Readiness Event got early access to apply for production operator positions with FCA in Detroit.

  • Residents of zip codes 48213, 48214 and 48215 were invited to apply as early as July 6, 2020
  • All eligible Detroit residents were invited to apply starting July 20, 2020

If you have already completed a Job Readiness Event, you do not need to do it again. You are still eligible to apply for FCA even if you already applied last fall. 

Production Operators are the front-line workers responsible for assembling the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This position can be physically demanding, requiring lifting, bending, and long periods of standing. 

Production Operators are critical to successfully manufacturing safe, high-performing vehicles. Learn more about working for FCA by watching this video 

The basic FCA job requirements for Production Operator are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • State or Federal ID
  • Eligible to work in the US (as verified through the federal I-9 process)
  • Pass a drug screen and physical  

FCA is hiring for other skilled trades and professional positions on an ongoing basis. A complete list of skilled trades positions can be viewed here.

Full time production operators start at $17.00/hour. 

The 4,950 jobs are permanent, full-time positions with the following benefits:

  • Health care for qualified employees and dependents
  • Basic vision coverage after 60 days
  • Basic dental coverage after 1 year
  • A 401(k) plan with company contributions
  • Paid holidays and vacation after 90 days
  • Employee life insurance
  • Tuition Assistance

There will also be temporary employees hired to fill in for shift vacancies. These employees are eligible to work 40 hours / week and may receive some benefits. 

Yes, FCA is a background-friendly employer and returning citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. The results of a background check will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by FCA hiring management. It is critical that all candidates be honest on the application.  The number one reason FCA applicants with a background are rejected are because they failed to disclose the conviction, not because of the conviction itself.  Be honest about your background.  It will not automatically disqualify you.

Once the facility is running at full capacity, there will be 4,950 new jobs. The FCA jobs will be filled over the next 12 months. Additional job openings and timing will be communicated at Detroit at Work at a later date.

The first employee start dates for new employees are expected in early 2021. Many new hires are starting earlier at other FCA locations while they wait for their Detroit-based position to open.

The plant is located at 4000 St Jean in Detroit. This plant is accessible by public transportation, including DDOT routes on Jefferson (9), Mack (31) and Conner (13).

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories.

FCA is expanding its Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit and convert the current Mack Avenue Engine Complex into a vehicle assembly plant for production of next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee.

If you have additional questions about FCA, you can call our support team at 313-962-WORK (9675) or you can email [email protected] for assistance.