Hiring Ramps Up for HMS Arkansas Facility


Steve Bayird, HMS Plant Manager - Arkansas.

HMS Mfg. Co. is opening a new injection molding facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. This facility will use state of the art injection molding processes, integrate cutting-edge manufacturing practices, and implement zero waste initiatives.

The 550,000 sq. ft. facility will run manufacturing operations 24/7 and warehousing operations between 8 to 10 hours a day, Monday through Friday.

Last year HMS hired Steve Bayird as Plant Manager for its new Arkansas facility. Steve has more than 20 years of experience in operation management within the plastics field. He previously worked at a local company in Little Rock for many years.

Steve is responsible for the daily management and safe coordination of all plant manufacturing and warehousing operations. He and his team have been working diligently to hire and fill positions necessary to get the Arkansas plant up and running this summer.

As an Arkansas native, Steve is a loyal Razorbacks fan and an alumnus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He’s an avid sports fan and outdoorsman who takes time to enjoy the beauty of The Natural State. 

The team’s second hire for the Arkansas facility is Jay Sturgeon in the Senior Processing/Maintenance Engineer role. Jay is responsible for negotiating contracts for maintenance work, ensuring operational efficiency of equipment and mechanical systems, keeping the facility in good condition, and implementing workplace safety policies and standards.

HMS is in the process of hiring for several more open positions in its Arkansas location. Filling the Human Resources Supervisor position for Arkansas is a current high priority. Additionally, HMS is looking to hire production supervisors, a warehouse supervisor, shift supervisors, and quality supervisors to assist with manufacturing and warehousing operations in Arkansas.

For other operations, HMS is expecting to hire label-loaders, order pickers, production operators, and forklift operators. Other positions include maintenance technicians, process technicians, quality technicians, and tooling technicians.

If you’re interested in any of these positions, please check the current openings in our careers tab, or feel free to send your resume to dknill@hmsmfg.com. We are especially interested in candidates with a background in the plastics industry and those who have RJG training.

Written and Published by Jessica – Writer for HMS Mfg. Co.

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