Oerlikon Announced New $62 Million R&D Facility in Huntersville w/ Average Starting Salary of $93k


oerlikon-plant-in-huntersvilleAccording to a recent press release by the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the global tech firm Oerlikon is about to invest $62 million into a new manufacturing facility in Mecklenburg County, which will create at least 93 new high paying jobs in the near future.

“North Carolina is a leader in advanced manufacturing and these are the kinds of skilled, high-paying jobs we want to bring to our state. A talented workforce, excellent access to markets and a competitive business climate make our state a top destination for global manufacturers,” commented Governor Roy Cooper.

Oerlikon has been in business for over 100 years, headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. They are a global leader in surface solutions, advanced materials, and materials processing for the automotive, aerospace, energy, medical and other industries.. They now have over 13,500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries around the world.

Oerlikon’s new Huntersville facility will be the company’s first additive manufacturing facility in the United States, and it will provide end-to-end advanced component manufacturing and house extensive research and development and production teams.

They will be hiring engineers, R&D staff and skilled craftsmen for the new facility, with a combined average starting salary of $93,011 (our counties current average wage is $62,741).

“This investment in North Carolina marks an important step in our plans to become a leading service provider for the fast-expanding additive manufacturing market. I would like to thank the North Carolina Business Development Program for their support, and we look forward to becoming part of this community,” commented Oerlikon’s CEO, Dr. Roland Fischer.