Vestas to add 200 jobs in Brighton

BRIGHTON — Vestas Nacelles America Inc., located in Brighton, will add 200 new production workers over the next four months.

Vestas will recruit the workers using Elwood Staffing Services Inc. Elwood will hold multiple hiring events in the Denver area and Northern Colorado, including a kickoff open house at the Vestas Nacelles facility in Brighton on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. until noon, according to information supplied by the company. Attendees can preview potential jobs duties. Hiring managers will be on-site and may extend job offers, expediting the hiring process for qualified candidates.

Positions available include both logistics and production on day or night shifts. Starting pay ranges from $16 to $18 per hour. The positions are temporary-to-hire.

Vestas is experiencing growing demand for its products worldwide and as a result needs to expand its Nacelles factory in Brighton. “Vestas is a great place to build a career, and we’re excited to host a local job fair to introduce people to our culture,” Scott Winner, Brighton Assembly Factory manager, said in a prepared statement. “We are looking to hire people who are passionate about being part of something bigger.”

Vestas offers a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401(k), and more. The company employs roughly 3,500 Coloradans and operates four manufacturing facilities across the state, including three in Northern Colorado. According to Vestas’ second-quarter earnings report, order intake has increased 43 percent year over year, leading to an all-time high order backlog.

Interested applicants can complete Elwood’s online application either at home or in an Elwood Staffing branch prior to the open house. There will be limited capacity to apply online during the event. Questions can be directed to Elwood at 303-857-2358 in Brighton or 970-353-2220 in Greeley.