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Posted on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 : 1:42 p.m.

Now hiring: Ann Arbor-area's Adaptive Materials needs to fill 9 engineering jobs

By Paula Gardner

Wanted: Nine engineers to fill new positions at a growing tech company near Ann Arbor.

Given Metro Detroit's unemployment rate, that may not seem like a tall order. But Adaptive Materials Inc. isn't taking chances: The company is using what it calls a "resume blitz" this weekend to generate prospective hires.


Adative Materials is hiring engineers.

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AMI is trying to get as many resumes from qualified candidates as possible submitted via its website by 5 p.m. Sunday.

The company, based on South State in PIttsfield Township, describes itself as "the leader in the development and manufacture of solid oxide fuel cells."

Recent contract awards - including a $3 million deal with the U.S. Air Force - is prompting the hiring blitz, said Anna Hornyak, HR director for AMI.

"We need to fill the positions as quickly as we can," Hornyak said.

The jobs are all engineering positions, she said, and the pay range is $60,000 to $90,000 per year.

The company typically posts openings on and recruits through Ann Arbor SPARK and its own website.

That's worked as AMI filled four positions out of its existing 50-employee base over the past six months.

But now that AMI wants nine new workstations filled by March 29, the urgency is driving the blitz strategy, Hornyak said.

Still, Hornyak added, the company is looking for the "ideal candidates."

Those people will have strong technology competencies and strong collaborative skills, she said.

The search is for "those that are willing to affect and lead change within a high-growth, high-tech organization," Hornyak said.

AMI officials expect to be able to fill the jobs with the existing talent base in Southeast Michigan.

"The talent is there," Hornyak said. "We have people out there with manufacturing experience - taking products from concepts to the manufacturing process to the commercial market."


Lets Get Real

Mon, Feb 22, 2010 : 2:12 p.m.

So what happens to comments that are written on stories? If you don't like 'em, you scrub 'em? As I said the last time I posted to this story, this company lives on government grants - YOUR money. It didn't get the free money last year and laid off 10% of its workforce. Now they got some more, but haven't rehired those whose families they devastated with lay offs previously. Contributor's? Let's get real.

Kristin Judge

Sat, Feb 20, 2010 : 10:40 p.m.

Thank you Michelle Crumm and the others at Adaptive Materials for helping bring quality jobs to Pittsfield Township and Washtenaw County.


Sat, Feb 20, 2010 : 3:58 p.m.

True Basic Bob that Pittsfield Township does not have an income tax, but I would assume Lokalisierung is referring to the state and federal income taxes that the hired individual would pay.

Basic Bob

Sat, Feb 20, 2010 : 8:31 a.m.

Pittsfield Township does not have an income tax.


Fri, Feb 19, 2010 : 4:21 p.m.

"The jobs are all engineering positions, she said, and the pay range is $60,000 to $90,000 per year." So with an income Tax these Engineers would only be making $59,400.00 to $89,100.00 if living in town & $59,700.00 to $89,550.00 if living outside of town Well no reason even trying to hire anyone...they'll never work for those peanuts! Right everyone?