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General Electric Toolmaker - (1st Shift) in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Tool Maker will work at the Allentown, PA Metem a GE Power business manufacturing plant and operate a variety of production equipment and tooling. You will also have ownership of safety, compliance, qualify, and productivity.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ability to lay out metal stock, set-up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair cutting tools, jigs, fixtures and gauges.

  • Able to interpret specifications, such as blueprints, sketches or descriptions and visualizes product.

  • Set-up and operate machine tools such as lathe, milling machine, grinder to machine parts and verify conformance specifications.

  • Lift machined parts manually and position and hold them on surface plate or worktable using devices such as vises, V-blocks, and angle plates.

  • Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearance using measuring instruments such as dial indicators gauge blocks, thickness gauges and micrometers.

  • Maintain company production and quality standards.

  • Report unusual problems or conditions to supervisor.

  • Observe company safety rules and regulations.

  • Perform, as assigned, other similar or related duties.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in CNC machining or tooling production or conventional machining.


  • This role requires use of technical data subject to U.S. Government export restrictions and this posting is only for U.S. Persons (U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents and protected individuals (e.g., certain refugees and asylees)). GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

  • Ability to lift/push/pull at least 50 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Ability to work occasional weekend shifts.

  • Ability to work overtime as required.

  • Willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example: safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, and safety shoes.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to perform basic M&G code programming in MDI Mode.

  • Demonstrates positive attitude, strong work ethic, and self-motivation.

  • Able to work with computerized shop floor tools.

  • Strong team player and flexible/willingness to move to different areas.

  • Proficient shop math skills.

  • Deep knowledge of machine tool geometry and problem-solving skills to ensure machines are functioning properly.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE 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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No