PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - One local manufacturer could be just the place for you if you’re looking for work.
"If you see a lift kit truck in the parking lot at Walmart, there is probably a 90% chance that the springs that you can see were made here in Pontotoc," said Lynn Nelson, Human Resources Manager at Pontotoc Springs.
The company makes and ships various types of springs such as lift and suspension kits for trucks, off-road vehicles and even race cars.
Production technician Mark Richey has worked at Pontotoc Springs for five years. This wasn't always his specialty.
"No, this was a brand-new field for me,” Richey said. “Like I say, I've worked 25 years in furniture, so this was a new challenge and it's been interesting and enjoyable."
Applicants must be at least 18 years old for insurance reasons.
"If they have mathematical aptitude, mechanical experience like tinkering with a car or working on daddy's farm or something like that, and if they have a really good work ethic," Nelson said.
Applicants need a high school diploma or a GED. They’ll have to pass a skills test.
"We're looking for someone who is smart and is a hard worker and wants to come to work here and retire from here," Nelson added.