Jessica Plumley

Jessica Plumley is the human resources assistant for ASYST Technologies.

ASYST Technologies LLC, located in Kenosha, produces automotive lighting and motion transfer assemblies.

Founded in 1996 through the joint venture of EJOT Holding and ATF Inc., the company’s operations feature engineering, manufacturing, project management and various kinds of molding, including injection molding.

ASYST is currently seeking molding technicians for all shifts and a quality technician, quality engineer and project engineer for the first shift.

Jessica Plumley

Where do you work? ASYST Technologies

What is your job title and what do you do? I am the human resources assistant. I assist with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties. I spend most of my time assisting with recruiting, safety and wellness, employee relations, onboarding, and training and benefits.

How did you land at ASYST technologies? I had been working for a long time at a golf course. One of my regular customers who worked at ASYST referred me to the company. I started as an intern while I was still in college. I landed a full-time job once I finished my degree.

How long have you been with ASYST Technologies? I have been with ASYST for two years.

What do you enjoy most about your responsibilities? I really enjoy the day-to-day interactions with everyone throughout the entire facility. I love that every interaction is a different learning opportunity. I enjoy the exposure. Human resources is involved in all levels of an organization, top to bottom, and in every function of the company. People are the core part of a business, and I am happy to be a part of the team that ensures that people remain a priority.

What work experiences brought you to this position? I have always worked in different customer service jobs, been good at talking to people and have enjoyed the social aspect. I have always enjoyed getting things organized. I feel that in human resources, you’re always looking for more ways to get the company organized.

Where do you see your industry going in the next few years? I believe our industry will continue to grow. We have been showing substantial growth for the past few years, and I believe that it will continue. With our company being so globally involved in such a growing industry, I have no doubt that we will continue to rise. Specifically, the expertise of our team allows ASYST to maintain that growth and to continue to seek out new opportunities for improvement.

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