General Electric Fiber Optic Technician - Blacksburg, VA in BLACKSBURG, Virginia

Role Summary:

About Us:

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Role Summary:

Baker Hughes, a GE company is seeking Fiber Optic Technician in Blacksburg, VA. On a day to day basis, but not limited to, the Fiber Optic Technician assembles complex components per assembly drawings / bill of material. Performs functional testing on assemblies. Tests assemblies per customer and/or division criteria.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manufacture glass using Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition.

  • Setting up gases and chemicals to make glass pre-forms for fiber optic cable.

  • Will be working with hands all day.

  • Maintains equipment including MCVD Lathe and Gas Scrubber System

  • Operation of a draw tower to convert glass preform into glass fiber.

  • Operation of scientific electronic lab equipment to test finished preforms and fibers.

  • Operates test equipment in compliance with engineering standards.

  • Distributes quality notifications (QN’s).

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • 5+ years of experience in an Optical Manufacturing Environment

  • Manual Dexterity and strong hand-eye coordination.

  • Must have High Attention to Detail.

  • Safety Conscious.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Associates Degree

  • Exceptional mechanical background.

  • MCVD and or Draw Tower experience preferred.

  • Superior knowledge of machines, hand tools and power tools needed for assembly.

  • 5+ years’ experience making glass in a lab or manufacturing environment & knowledge of Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition.

  • Must be available to work overtime, weekends and holidays, if required

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US, for any employer, without sponsorship.

Locations:

Blacksburg, VA

Baker Hughes, a GE company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more at https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/posterscreenreader_optimized.pdf

Locations: United States; Virginia; BLACKSBURG

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.