Below are job opportunities for high school seniors in the Plymouth-Canton area who are looking to go directly into full-time work after graduating. Many of the employers offer advancement opportunities, benefits and tuition reimbursement to employees. These are great options for students who want to go directly to work or are looking for ways to work full-time while attending college or a training program. However, these opportunities are not designed for students moving away for college in the Fall.


Loc Performance Products is a full service manufacturer of large CNC machined components and assemblies for military and commercial applications. They have two full time job openings in Plymouth, Michigan listed below. No experience required!

1.  General Laborer for Production Department: Loc Performance is looking for a General Laborer to join our Production department! This position assists in machine shop activities by loading and unloading materials and parts, as well as removing chips from machine areas. Click here for more information.

2.  General Laborer for Packaging Department:  Loc Performance is looking for General Laborer to join our packaging department! This position will be responsible for assisting in painting and packaging activities for our Loc Pac Department. Click here for more information.



Skyway Precision is a privately held company specializing in CNC production machining. They currently have two openings in Plymouth, Michigan. If interested click here for more information on the application process.

1. Fork Truck Driver: Responsibilities include any function that is related to the movement or storage of Skyway product. This position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 1 year in a Shipping and Receiving Position.

2. Machine Operator: Responsible for performing all aspects of production machining required to produce quality products at an acceptable level. This position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 1 year experience in Manufacturing.



Master Automatic Inc. produces a wide range of components for a variety of industries, including automotive, agriculture, alternative energy and others. They currently have several job opening located in Plymouth, Michigan listed below. If interested click here for more information on the application process.

1. Machine Operator: Tends one or more machine types and special purpose machines to produce, wash and inspect parts to specification by performing the following duties (broaching, honing, drilling, deburring, tapping, grinding, boring, welding, assembly, wash, inspection). This position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent along with basic computer, math and reading skills.



Community Financial Credit Union is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution headquartered in Plymouth, MI, with 13 branches in southeast and northern Michigan. They currently have two part time entry level positions open that include a month of training, and have room for advancement. If interested click here for more information on how to apply.

1.     Member Service Representative I/Member Contact Center (Part-Time)in Novi: this involves professionally greeting members; responding to inquiries; determining appropriate responses and directions; resolving problems; and performing various operational background duties.

2.     Member Service Representative/South (Part-Time) – in Canton: performs a high volume of member transactions with an enthusiastic and friendly manner, which, along with referrals, results in outstanding member satisfaction.



AW Transmission Engineering USA, Inc. is leading provider of products and services to the North American automotive market. They currently have two positions open in Plymouth, Michigan.

1. OE Transmission Investigator (full-time): This job involves close/detailed investigations on field/line returned transmissions for failure analysis along with the ability to remove and install transmissions into test fleet vehicles to perform additional detailed testing and measurements. For more information click here.

2. Manufacturing Associates (full-time): This job involves tasks such as assembling, disassembling and inspecting transmissions along with the use of power and hand tools. For more information click here.



Dick Scott Automotive Group are a family-owned and operated group of dealerships and body shops that have been serving the Plymouth, Livonia and Fowlerville area for over 30 years. They currently have three entry level positions open in the area.

1. Receptionist/Cashier (Full time in Plymouth, MI): This position requires a professional appearance, excellent communication skills, basic computer knowledge, and customer interaction. Punctuality and reliability are a must for this position. For more information click here.

2. Quick Lube Technician (Plymouth, MI): This position is responsible for performing vehicle repairs as assigned in accordance with dealer and factory standards. For more information click here.

3.  Automotive Sales Professionals (Plymouth, MI): Candidate must possess strong communication skills. Previous automotive sales experience is desired, but we will train the right candidates! For more information click here.



AlphaUSA first began as a high-volume commodity manufacturer and grew into an engineering and product development based manufacturer. Alpha products – value added assemblies and stampings, engineered fasteners, u-nut clips, cam bolts, and washers – are intertwined through many broad industries serving clients across the globe. They currently have a full time position open in Livonia, MI.

1. Shipping & Receiving Department: Verifies and keeps records of incoming and outgoing shipments while preparing items for shipment. For more information click here.


Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex (PARC)  leases space to quality arts, education, and recreation organization to enrich the lives of individuals in the community as well as renting our theater, gym and other spaces. They currently have one opening at their location in downtown Plymouth.

1. Custodian (32 – 40 hours per week): This job involves keeping  PARC clean and assisting with setting up our Theater, Gymnasium, and conference rooms for performances, large presentations, business meetings and other events. Must be a high school graduate with good organizational skills and the ability to perform manual labor for long periods of time.  For more information email


Deep Gold Painting and Janitorial Services provides full painting services along with janitorial jobs that range from 2-7 days per week. They currently have opening in several positions in Canton, Michigan. For more information click here.

1. Cleaning Shifts (Part-Time)- Shift would start 5-6:00 PM and end 10-11:00 PM.

2. Painting Shifts (Full and Part-Time positions open)- Shift would be during regular business hours with some after hours projects. 


CertaPro Painters of Plymouth is one of the leading Painting companies in the area, with more than 15 crews working on interior and exterior, residential and commercial jobs.

Several of these crews are looking for added help during the busy season of May – October.

This is a great time to serve as an apprentice, while getting paid. It’s a chance to learn the tricks of the painting trade. You’ll also get assistance from the owner, a CPA/MBA on starting your own business, if you’re interested in pursuing that.

You could use this as a summer job – or as a springboard toward a new career as a small business owner.  This is a great time to learn a trade, as SE Michigan is VERY short on capable contractors.


  1. Reliable transportation – and consistency in showing up on time.

  2. A teachable attitude – Hungry to learn

  3. The ability to work hard

For more information on this opportunity – contact:

Jim Zandee – Owner of CertaPro Painters of Plymouth

734-476-3072 mobile


Security 101 is nationally-recognized as a leader in the security industry and viewed as one of the fastest growing commercial integrators in the US. From system design, engineering, and installation — to servicing electronic security systems, Security 101 offers a full range of services to our clients. They currently have openings in two part-time positions in their Canton, Michigan location. For more information or to apply email

1. Administrative Assistant (part-time): Involves helping with general office duties including but not limited to filing and data entry. This position requires strong internet skills along with basic reading skills and can have flexible hours.

2. Warehouse Associate (part-time): This person will be loading trucks, sorting materials for jobs, stocking the refrigerator or any other job duties we can think of. We want someone who is eager, motivated and most importantly can lift up to 50 pounds.


Plymouth Manor Catering and Banquet Center offers both ceremony and reception space for events such as weddings, showers, and various other occasions. They currently have openings in one positions in their Plymouth location. Click here for more information.

1. Banquet Server/Bartender: Duties can include place settings, arranging table placement, putting out tablecloths, as well as putting up a buffet. Assist fellow employees and guests to ensure delivery of our services without being directed. Be aware of team members and the environment and participate as a member of the team.






After talking with Human Resources professionals locally, here are some attributes that many employers will be looking for that will make students successful candidates:


Create a Standardized Resume:

  • Have the resume reflect who you are and what you want to do.
  • List any jobs you had in the past. If you haven’t had a job previously, list activities or groups you’ve been involved in and what your role was at each.
  • Do not make the resume all about academics.
  • List what you are proficient at doing.
  • Let the resume reflect what you enjoy doing.


Be Able to Pass a Drug Test:

  • Most large employers offering a good quality jobs will have drug testing.
  • Most employers still test for marijuana, since it is still prohibited by federal law.
  • We will list in the portal, if an employer requires a drug test as part of the hiring process.


Come Prepared for the Interview:

  • Know something about the company.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take direction.
  • Show that you are coachable.


Social Media:

  • Review your social media accounts to ensure they positively reflect your character.
  • Refrain from posting anything that can be construed as offensive, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, bullying, discriminatory, hateful, racist, sexist, infringes copyright, or is otherwise unlawful.
  • Ensure content on your social media accounts does not appear to contradict your resume or information provided on your application.



  • Have letters of recommendation or be able to provide contact information from past employers, teachers, coaches or people who you worked with when volunteering that will serve as references.
  • Be sure to first ask a reference for permission to list them. Listed references should not be surprised when they are contacted to provide feedback about you.


When starting work:

  • Make sure to show up to work on time; if you are unable to report to work, notify your employer when not coming in.
  • Demonstrate you are dependable and can be held accountable.
  • Act with respect toward your employer.