Intelligrated and GE look to hire more engineers in Ohio and New York

Two manufacturing companies have announced plans to hire hundreds of new workers at plants in New York and Ohio.

In New York, General Electric (GE) said it needs to fill approximately 100 openings for a variety of positions, including technicians and mechanical engineers at manufacturing facilities in Schenectady, Niskayuna and North Greenbush, according to the Albany Times Union.

The company said the openings are the result of retirements taking place by the end of the year, and the growing demand for its energy products, including steam turbines and generators made at the plants.

In Ohio, automated materials handling solutions manufacturer Intelligrated announced it was doubling the size of its Mason headquarters, a move that is expected to create 200 new jobs at the facility.

Chris Cole, chief executive officer of Intelligrated, said it will be adding new technical and engineering positions in its research and development and customer service departments.

"We aim to be the most technologically-advanced player in the material handling industry," Cole added. "To achieve this, we need an operation that houses the best mechanical, software and systems talent in the world. These incentives will directly support these efforts, help us create and keep more high-quality technical jobs in Ohio."