The US division of MSB Global Resources, MGR, is embarking on an expansion plan that includes adding 30 aerospace engineers by the end of the summer. The company has already moved to a bigger, 4,500ft² (418m²) site in Wichita, Kansas.
MGR supports OEMs, as well as maintenance, refurbishment and completion centres, by providing aerospace engineering services. The recent signing of a major interiors contract for a North American customer was the catalyst for the expansion. The primary recruitment focus is on sourcing precision design engineers, although others – including electrical and stress specialists – will also be required. The newly created workforce will not only service the latest contract, but also complement the existing MGR workforce in various locations throughout the USA, including Indiana, Washington and California.
“The strong economy, the growth in aerospace as an industry and the seemingly diminishing number of aerospace engineers are all factors that have inspired us to become creative as hiring gets more challenging,” said Gemma Dendurent, director of operations, MGR. “We are utilising our network to find talent with the desired qualifications, as well as training new engineers to understand interiors. Recruits are not just from aviation but from the automotive industry too. Our expertise lies in finding and building talented teams to support our customers, and the industry at large.”
Dendurent is heading up the expansion project, while Belinda Fortin, programme manager for engineering services, is responsible for the successful delivery of all ongoing work package solutions to the new customer.
To support the growth MGR has created a new sales manager position in San Diego, California – Kam Avval.
The MSB Group’s expansion into the USA also included opening a new manufacturing facility in Savannah, Georgia, in 2017. Expansion for this division is also on the horizon.