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B/E Aerospace plans to open local office, hire engineers

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 2:55 p.m.

B/E Aerospace plans to open a Wichita engineering center early next year to help with the company’s growth.

Wichita is an ideal place for the center because it’s a rich environment for engineering talent, said Rob Markovic, B/E Aerospace manager of talent acquisition.

The company has Wichita openings for mechanical, electrical, design, certification, flammability and project engineers.

It is hosting a recruiting open house Thursday at the center at 8110 E. 32nd Street North.

The open house will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“There’s a lot of talent in Wichita,” Markovic said. “It’s a great place to live.”

Rather than ask engineers to move, “we’re going to come to it,” he said.

Those hired will work for the company’s commercial aircraft segment, which designs, develops and builds aircraft cabin interior products.

The engineers will work on a variety of projects, including the Boeing 737 lavatory, economy and business class seating and aircraft modification programs.

The center has been in the works for a while. The company signed a lease on the office about a month ago, he said.

It is currently being retrofitted for the center.

Markovic did not have a number of job openings.

“We plan on hiring until we feel like we have enough (engineers) to support the growth,” he said.

B/E currently has what it calls a consumables segment in Wichita, which provides fasteners and other parts to the aerospace industry.

Those interested in attending the recruiting open house should RSVP by e-mailing wichitarsvp@beaerospace.com.

B/E Aerospace is based in Wellington, Fla. The commercial aircraft segment is based in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Contact Molly McMillin at 316-269-6708 or at mmcmillin@wichitaeagle.com.

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