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50 New Jobs with Grant Engineering

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50 New Jobs with Grant Engineering

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 

50 New Jobs with Grant Engineering

Offaly-based Grant Engineering is to create 50 new jobs as part of a new €7 million expansion at its manufacturing facility in Birr.

The expansion includes a new innovation centre, a customer services unit and a training school. 

The new jobs will include operative and engineering roles. Both full and part-time positions will be available.

Building works is set to commence in the coming months with completion of the investment programme over the next two years, the firm said.

Grant Engineering, which is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of domestic oil-fired boilers in the country, employs over 320 people in Ireland and 70 in the UK during peak season.

“Over the past recent years we have continued to grow our business and this investment will allow us to continue to increase capacity and expand into new markets and to develop new products. It also reinforces our commitment to innovation, the local community and the local economy,” said founder Stephen Grant.

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The CareersPortal Team