GE creates 50 high-tech engineering jobs in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, Penn. — GE has opened a new manufacturing facility that will drive innovation and implementation of additive manufacturing across the company. The Center for Additive Technology Advancement – located near Pittsburgh in Findlay Township, Penn. – will be the flagship center for additive manufacturing, focused on developing and implementing industrial applications from which all GE businesses – and in turn GE customers – can benefit.
The new facility represents a $39 million investment over three years and will result in the creation of 50 high-tech engineering jobs initially, in disciplines ranging from mechanical and electrical to systems and software engineering. This is GE’s first multi-modal site in the U.S., designed as an innovation hub offering training and development in both design and applications.
In conjunction with the CATA opening, GE launched “The Future Workforce: Advanced Manufacturing’s Impact on the Economy,” a white paper detailing advanced manufacturing’s positive impact on jobs and in shaping the future of work. CATA’s job creation serves as a proof point for many of the paper’s findings, as advanced manufacturing accounts for 13 percent of all jobs in the U.S. and contributes $3.1 trillion to the economy. In addition, for every advanced manufacturing job created, 3.5 jobs are supported through the supply chain, and the average salary for a technologist in the industry is $95,000.
The new facility reflects GE’s belief that the intersection of technology and manufacturing – marrying hardware with software – will change the way we create, iterate and service products. In line with GE’s Brilliant Factory concept, CATA will combine lean manufacturing and optimal productivity with advanced software analytics to improve capabilities and usage of additive manufacturing across GE while advancing materials sciences and inspection technologies.
“This additive manufacturing facility will create 50 important jobs for Pennsylvania, tapping into our highly trained workforce and existing pool of high-tech savvy talent,” said Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA). “With this commitment from GE, we are advancing Pittsburgh’s capability to compete in the international marketplace and to make this state the epicenter of tomorrow’s manufacturing.”
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