An Airbus A320NEO aircraft at the 2019 Paris Air Show, equipped with CFM LEAP engines. CONTRIBUTED

Need a job? GE Aviation holding hiring event on Saturday

GE Aviation is looking for qualified employees across the Dayton region, and the major Ohio employer is holding a local recruiting event Saturday.

The GE Aviation Dayton career fair will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Dayton Marriott University of Dayton, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton.

The company has 1,500 employees working in four Dayton-area facilities, sites which see a $1 billion annual investment, according to the company. About 9,000 Ohioans work for the company in total.

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Right now, GE Aviation has more than 70 local positions open. The business is looking for engineers, production workers, machinists, test technicians, inspectors, assembly operators and others.

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The hiring push is fueled in part by the success of the GE Aviation LEAP jet engine. According to the company, every two seconds, a plane with GE Aviation technology takes off somewhere around the world.

Introduced more than a decade ago, the LEAP is touted as the fastest selling engine in aviation history, with 17,000 orders booked as of March 2019.

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