An investment of over €6 million will create 120 jobs in Dublin.
Vacuum engineering company, Edwards announced the jobs Blanchardstown where they will open a new Service Technology Centre to support the semiconductor industry in Ireland.
According to Edwards, semiconductor manufacturing is essential to supporting developments in the technology, electronics, transport, scientific and healthcare sectors. The new roles will be in areas such as engineering, technology and support.
Edwards have said the Dublin centre will be used to recycle used products and deliver them back to customers with minimum impact to the environment.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has welcomed the announcement saying the skilled workforce in the area makes Blanchardstown a good choice for the company.
“I’m pleased Edwards have chosen Blanchardstown for their new flagship facility, creating 120 new jobs for the area.
“Blanchardstown has the talent and connectivity to make it an excellent location for any company to invest in and I wish Edwards the very best as they grow their operations here.” Edwards semiconductor service president, Troy Metcalf said: “This is an exciting development for Edwards and for our customers. Our new Dublin site will become a flagship facility in our global network of Service Technology Centres, utilising advanced automation and data analysis to support the safe, productive and environmentally sustainable manufacturing of semiconductors in Ireland and across Europe.
“The increased utilisation of automation and lean manufacturing processes will contribute to improved safety standards, support greater operational excellence, and promote our strategy to attract a more diverse workforce into Edwards and the wider engineering and semiconductor sectors.”
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