GE Aviation Corp., Evendale, Ohio, has announced it will create 146 full-time jobs over the next four years at its facilities in Asheville, N.C., and West Jefferson, N.C. The Asheville plant was GE Aviation’s first plant to mass-produce CMC components for jet engines.
Salaries for the jobs — 15 in Ashe County and 131 in Buncombe County — will vary based on the position, but will average $48,214. GE will receive a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund to help the expansion efforts.
“Our site continues to grow as we win components for our next generation of engines such as the GE9X and the CFM LEAP,” said Michael Meguiar, Asheville plant leader. “We continue to build on a great workforce, culture and community that supports advanced manufacturing jobs in western North Carolina.”
“GE Aviation and their North Carolina employees have a long history of accomplishment in our state, and this expansion will put even more people to work building the next generation of innovative products for the aerospace industry,” said Governor Roy Cooper.