The new GE Transportation plant under construction in Fort Worth, Texas, is looking for team players.
A report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram explains:
Teamwork is high among the requirements for job candidates at two factories General Electric is opening in north Fort Worth.
GE Manufacturing Solutions, a division of GE Transportation, has already hired about 30 production workers locally to begin learning how to assemble electric drive systems for mining vehicles in the first of the GE plants to open just west of Texas Motor Speedway.
The larger railroad locomotive operation is set to open this year, but the company is building a database of job applicants and will begin hiring for those positions within four to six weeks.
Some experience and the ability to work as part of a team are key requirements to getting the GE jobs, said Walter Amaya, the company’s top local executive.
“We’re looking to create a great team culture … as much as their technical expertise,” Amaya told staff writer Bob Cox. “We’re training and educating all of our team members and expecting them to help us run the business.”
GE is looking for people who have experience in assembly of complex products, machining and welding. The company will put new hires through training to make sure their skills are up-to-date and to orient them to specific tasks.
Production of drive systems for mining equipment will ramp up the rest of this year, and the locomotive manufacturing will follow. By the middle of next year, Amaya said, GE expects both operations to be turning out high-quality products at a high rate.