GE Oil & Gas hiring employees for Cecil Commerce Center plant

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GE Oil & Gas posted 35 jobs online at for its Jacksonville manufacturing plant at AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center.

It also took out an ad in The Florida Times-Union on Sunday.

Jobs include machinists, welders, engineers, technicians and other functions needed at the facility, which the company says “will incorporate advanced manufacturing processing technologies to foster the innovation of oil and gas products and meet the growing demand of its industrial technology solutions worldwide.”

GE Oil & Gas announced in September 2014 it would lease the more than 500,000-square-foot manufacturing center to produce valves and controls.

It is at 12970 Normandy Blvd. in the West Jacksonville business park.

Spokeswoman Lindsey Benton said Tuesday the Jacksonville facility began production and distribution in February and hiring is ongoing. She said GE Oil & Gas has manufacturing, engineering, materials, EHS and supervisory roles available.

She recommends interested candidates check the job website frequently.

Last year, the city and state agreed to $15.4 million in incentives for the project. The city is responsible for $10 million and the state for $5.4 million.

GE Oil & Gas agreed to hire 500 people by year-end 2016 and to pay an average wage of $48,850.

However, the company’s development agreement with the city and state has been amended, giving GE Oil & Gas another year to add those jobs.

The city Office of Economic Development said Monday the agreement was amended and approved by the city and state last month.

It says the August 2014 city agreement called for the jobs to be added by the end of 2016 while the state agreement was for year-end 2017.

GE Oil & Gas asked the city to align its performance schedule with the state’s schedule.

According to the amended schedule, GE Oil & Gas will create 35 jobs by the end of this year, 265 more by the end of 2016 and another 200 by the end of 2017.

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