A company in Pocatello was recently recognized by Governor Otter for their energy efficiency, and the award marks the start of a new era of success.
ON Semiconductor has had its challenges in Pocatello, but thanks to imagination and innovation from their engineers, things are starting to look up.
“It’s been a real credit to the people here that why this operation has just really expanding and we’ve been able to ride through some of the ups and downs and really thrive, not just survive,” said the site manager, John Spicer.
ON is proud of their accomplishments in energy efficiency, but it held more benefits than just an award from the governor. Their improvements over the past decade have again made them competitive across the industry.
“We’ve improved our output here tremendously and we’ve reduced our costs. And we’ve been able to become much more efficient in every aspect of manufacturing,” added Spicer.
ON employs around 600 people in Pocatello, with the possibility of expansion if things continue going well. With the good paying tech jobs, ON has become a vital part of Pocatello’s economy.
The Executive Director of Bannock Development Corporation, John Regetz, told us, “The partnership between the community and ON Semiconductor is one that’s going to create those good paying jobs and keep that lynch pin to our economy’s health.”
ON knows that Pocatello is an asset to their team as well, the future of ON’s success depends on the continued support and talent their recruit around the community.
“The culture in this area is to learn new things and to be involved and to be engaged and when you couple that with a company like this it’s a great way to form an alliance,” said Spicer.
If you are interested in joining ON Semiconductor’s team, they are hosting an overview for a Fab Operator position at the office of labor on Thursday at 9:30 am.