AK Steel holding job fair in Middletown

Posted at 8:08 AM, Sep 28, 2015

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Still in need of production workers, Butler County steelmaker AK Steel returns to the county job center on Monday to host another job fair, The Journal-News reports.

AK Steel Holding Corp., Middletown’s largest employer, is partnering with OhioMeansJobs-Butler County to host the event, according to Melissa O’Brien, business services liaison for the government-run job center open to the public.

Job seekers can apply from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at OhioMeansJobs-Butler, at 4631 Dixie Hwy. (Ohio 4) in Fairfield.

Applications can also be submitted online by visiting

AK Steel has openings for more than 60 entry-level, full-time hourly production employees at its Middletown Works steel plant — the company’s largest steel plant — with pay starting at $18.03 per hour, according to the company and information provided by OhioMeansJobs.

Pay starts at $18.03 per hour plus shift differential, plus a $500 cash bonus after six months and $500 cash bonus after 18 months, according to information previously provided by AK Steel.

Qualifications to apply include a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants go through a pre-employment assessment process and test; followed by an interview for those who progress through the hiring process.

Almost 500 interested job candidates attended a pair of AK Steel job fairs held last month in Fairfield and Lebanon, according to OhioMeansJobs staff.

AK Steel is headquartered in West Chester Twp. Between operations in West Chester, the Middletown Works steel plant, and a Middletown research center, AK Steel employs approximately 2,400 full-time workers in Butler County.

AK Steel facilities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota employ more than 8,000 altogether and produce flat-rolled carbon, electrical and stainless steels used by the automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets.

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