There will be plenty of job vacancies in the Buffalo area as an aerospace company expands. New York's Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement on Friday, March 18, 2022. Moog Inc., which already employs over 3,500 people in Western New York will add 500 new jobs.
Over the last 65+ years, our engineers have developed the capability to design and manufacture the most advanced motion control products for aerospace, defense, industrial and medical applications – applications where precise control of velocity, force, acceleration and fluid flow are critical. Our motion control portfolio has expanded to include all forms of actuation technology, sophisticated control electronics and system software. We are a leading integrator of precision motion control systems and our products reflect the culture that our people embrace – a culture where the opportunity to solve a challenging control problem is always welcomed.
The programs helping to generate the new employment opportunities include V-22 Osprey tiltrotor, hardware for satellites and NASA programs, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and full flight training simulators. A $25 million investment is fueling the new projects. Gov. Hochul said,
New York is committed to helping companies like Moog invest in Western New York and expand their state-of-the-art facilities to generate new high-paying jobs in the region. When it comes to economic development we have one goal: to be the most business- and worker-friendly state in the nation. This latest expansion by Moog creating up to 500 new jobs is evidence of New York’s thriving manufacturing sector and is a testament to our successful efforts to rebuild and revitalize our state’s economy.
Other projects that the $25 million investment will be used for include building renovations, high-tech equipment, and manufacturing space. Chairman and CEO of Moog Inc. John Scannell said,
With the generous support of New York State, we have been able to accelerate our investments in our major facilities just outside Buffalo, NY. Our investments in buildings and advanced manufacturing equipment are helping to create new jobs in the highly skilled manufacturing sector. These jobs are across multiple end markets including defense, space and the electrification of construction equipment. We are very excited about the long-term opportunities these markets present for our base in East Aurora. Investment in organic growth, with the support of the State of New York, will ensure the continued success of Moog into the decades to come.
The positions that will be available with the expansion include machinists and technicians, engineers, production line workers, and manufacturing and support workers. You can view Moog's careers here.