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GE Transportation hiring 50 machinists at Grove City Diesel Engine Plant

GROVE CITY, Pa. – September 9, 2014 – GE Transportation is seeking 50 skilled machinists to support an increase in production volume at its diesel engine plant in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

In March 2014, GE Transportation announced a deal worth $700 million to supply 233 Evolution Series locomotives to Transnet, a large South African rail, port and pipeline company for delivery next year. Also in 2015, the business is preparing to introduce a new Tier 4 engine that meets stringent EPA emissions requirements. The new hires will support not only these projects, but also production for marine and stationery power.

 “We’re excited to start the pursuit and interviews of qualified machinists to join the GE team and fill these critical roles across our new and remanufactured engine plants,” said Andy Newpher, Grove City plant executive. “Our customers ultimately determine our success, and as the demand and our production volume increases, we’re focused on finding, attracting and developing skilled employees who will mesh with our culture rooted in compliance, quality and safety. I’m eager to meet with candidates for these roles who possess the foundational characteristics to excel, including positive attitude, strong work ethic, customer-focused dedication and team player mindset.”

Interested and qualified applicants should apply at Current GE employees are also eligible to receive up to $1,000 for referring new team members.

Since 2000, GE Transportation has invested about $100 million in its engine operations in Grove City to meet the increasing demand for engines in the U.S. and across the globe. More than two years ago, GE invested $40 million to establish its 240,000 square-foot engine remanufacturing plant. The demand for remanufacturing operations has grown significantly in recent years, driven by routine locomotive overhaul cycles and stringent, new EPA emissions standards.

Located six miles east of its legacy 40-year-old diesel engine plant, the new plant prompted the hiring of more than 260 new employees. By the end of 2014, the business plans to employ up to 1,200 employees across both plants. In addition to meeting the remanufacturing needs of customers, the plants in Grove City continue to build new engines as well. Between the two plants, more than 2,000 engines are produced each year, making it one of the largest locomotive diesel engine manufacturing sites in the world.

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