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Rebecca Wayman

Newcastle engineering firm targets 'ambitious' growth with new regional jobs

Electro mechanical engineering specialist, Houghton International is now recruiting for at least 15 new jobs to help support further growth ambitions in 2019.

Having recorded 20 per cent year-on-year growth for several years, the Newcastle-based company, which improves the performance of electro mechanical assets around the world, is currently recruiting for various roles.

A recruitment open morning is being held at the business’ Walker head office on Saturday March 23 to provide more information to potential applicants about the business and the roles available.

Pamela Lamming, Houghton International’s HR director, said: “We have continued to see excellent growth across the business with another record year and increasing demand for our products and services globally despite the wider economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

“A career in electro mechanical engineering offers long term stability. Our business strategy is focused around fundamental needs such as water, power and transport and we have long term contracts in place until 2025 and beyond.

“Further recruitment is needed to support our growth. We currently have a number of roles available and we expect to recruit for another 20 roles later in the year in order to deliver our targets for 2019.

Based in Newcastle, Houghton International provides repair, maintenance and life extension services regionally, nationally and internationally across a broad range of sectors including power generation, renewables, industrial, water, oil and gas, marine and rail.

Founded in 1984, Houghton International has expanded over the last 30 years into a multi-million pound, multinational business. The company has grown from originally serving one customer to now working with over 200 customers globally.

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