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General Electric Machining Specialist/NC Programmer in Asheville, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer/Machining Specialist will lead the development & improvement of machining processes associated with rotating components for aircraft engines. This role will be responsible for creating CNC programs utilizing NX/Unigraphics CAM software, creating process documentation and launching new processes/programs.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

In addition, the Manufacturing Engineer will:

  • Develop and launch state of the art processes for machining aerospace components meeting quality, cost and capacity targets.

  • Achieve error-proofing & maximize equipment utilization through implementation of closed loop machining (part probing, tool probing, etc)

  • Lead and conduct process improvement & optimization activities in support of manufacturing yield, cycle, cost, safety, & inventory

  • Work within cross-functional teaming organization spanning production, quality, product design engineering, sourcing, etc.

  • Assist in solving manufacturing quality issues using root cause analysis & implementing corrective actions

  • Present to senior leaders in specific technical space and on cross functional teams how technologies interconnect, contribute to our overall site strategy, and support value stream


Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing)

Minimum of 3 years of experience in NC programming

Desired Characteristics:

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, detail oriented, critical thinker,

  • 5 years plus experience within the aerospace manufacturing industry particularly in machining aerospace alloys (turning, milling, grinding).

  • Experience with NPI for aerospace rotating parts. Able to design robust processes including process layout, selection of cutting tools, design of workholding, process documentation, provide input into quality plan, develop NC Programs, etc.

  • Previous experience creating machining programs using CAM Software (Siemens NX experience preferred. Programming 3-5 Axis Mills experience preferred.)

  • Previous experience with CAD, 3D solid modeling and fixture/tooling design (Siemens NX experience preferred)

  • Strong knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles

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: Yes