GE to hire 20 engineers and IT staff

28 Mar 2011

Global energy firm GE is seeking to hire 20 engineers and IT staff this year, the company announced today.

The company operates two power plants in Ireland, one at Tynagh in Galway, and the other at Whitegate in Cork.

Eamon Whelan, general manager of the monitoring and diagnostics unit of the digital energy business that it operates in Ireland, said it is in the process of recruiting 20 engineers and technical staff to a division focused on systems that maintain and improve electricity grids.

Whelan revealed the company may create up to 80 additional positions if the business continues to expand.

GE acquired Kelman in Lisburn, Co Antrim, in 2008 for stg£10m. The company has since spent more than €2m expanding the business.

In May of last year, GE announced a multi-million pound investment in Lisburn, which created 104 jobs in Northern Ireland.

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