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Muncie Locomotive Plant Advertising Welding Positions

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 5:26am

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A division of Caterpillar that plans to employ 650 people at a diesel-electric railroad locomotive plant in Muncie is looking for workers.

Progress Rail Services has begun advertising for 70 welders and other positions through the state website www.indianacareerconnect.com.

The welding jobs pay $12 to $14 an hour. Progress Rail also has openings for a safety professional with OSHA manufacturing experience and a systems analyst.

The Star Press reports that in the coming weeks, the Alabama-based company also will be looking for assemblers and engineers.

The company has said it intends to start production in the third quarter of 2011 and hire 650 workers by 2012. The Muncie area's unemployment rate stands at 10.5 percent.

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