Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


Aspen Aerogels, Inc. to Hire 25

October 13, 2010

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. has partnered with netWORKri, a one-stop career center system operated by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, to fill up to 25 positions at their East Providence manufacturing facility. Available positions include Production Operators and Oven Operators. A job fair will be held at the East Providence Senior Center at 610 Waterman Avenue, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 14th. Applicants are encouraged to pre-apply prior to attending Thursday’s recruitment at www.aerogel.com/app/job-postings.htm.

Vice President of Human Resources Seth Canter said, “The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training is lending five Business Workforce Representatives to help us screen for qualified candidates. They’ve been very helpful and are great resources for employers seeking to fill vacancies.” Aspen Aerogels, Inc. produces insulating materials for Fortune 500 firms in Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Footwear and Apparel and other arenas. They opened their state-of-the-art East Providence facility in 2006. Applicants who are unable to attend Thursday's job fair can apply online at www.aerogel.com/app/job-postings.htm.

Oven operators maintain, operate and clean oven equipment involved in the production of Aerogel products; oven operator applicants must be able to work 12 hour shifts and should have one to three years of experience in manufacturing. Production operators monitor and record production data and perform preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment; production operator applicants must be computer-literate, be fluent in English and have two to five years experience in an ISO/QS-9000 manufacturing environment. All applicants must be able to lift loads of up to 75 lbs. and be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check.

The netWORKri’s one-stop career center system offers employment services to both job seekers and employers throughout the state. Managed and operated by the RI Department of Labor and Training, the netWORKri system has offices in Providence, Pawtucket, Wakefield, West Warwick and Woonsocket, and represents a consortium of partners including Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston; the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island; the RI Dept. of Education; the RI Dept. of Human Services; the RI Dept. of Children, Youth and Families; the RI Dept. of Corrections; the Office of Rehabilitation Services; Goodwill Industries; and SER-Jobs for Progress. For more information on netWORKri, visit www.networkri.org. Job seekers may also visit EmployRI, the department’s virtual one-stop for job opportunities at www.employri.org.


The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Islandís workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov.