Manufacturing High Quality Jobs in Dammam
Despite the increasing number of Saudi nationals working in the private sector boosting the non-government job market remains one of the country’s top priorities, according to Labor Minister Adel Fakeih and the International Monetary Fund’s latest report on Saudi Arabia.
In this context, GE recently announced the groundbreaking of a new oil and gas manufacturing facility in Dammam Industrial City, which is planned to create more than 100 new job opportunities for skilled Saudi engineers and technicians.
The expansion will enhance in-house repair facilities and add capacity to the manufacturing unit of GE’s Pressure Control Facility, which already employs more than 85 people, more than one-third of them Saudi nationals. The existing facility – which is API and ISO quality management certified – offers wellhead manufacturing and pressure control equipment and technologies for various clients, including Saudi Aramco.
GE’s commitment to nurture local talent includes working with Saudi technical institutes to offer training programs for young nationals to further build their technical skills. The facility expansion comes as a direct response to demand from customers and will further scale up GE’s capabilities to support them, particularly Saudi Aramco, by offering advanced technologies and service support swiftly and with greater efficiency.
The groundbreaking is part of GE’s previously announced $1 billion investment commitment in the Kingdom and follows GE’s recently announced plans to expand the manufacturing capabilities of the GE Manufacturing Technology Center, also in Dammam.
GE has supported Saudi Arabia’s economic development since 1942, when it supplied the Kingdom with turbomachinery for its first oil expedition. For more on GE in Saudi Arabia, click here.