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General Electric Auburn Manufacturing Associate in Auburn, Alabama

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Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

As an Auburn Manufacturing Associate, you will be assigned to work within teams as a machine operator. As a machine operator you will set-up and operate a variety of machines performing a wide variety of machining operations on aircraft engine turbine blades and other materials, parts and assemblies.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Operators will be assigned to work teams.

  • Individuals will be required to actively participate in teams and committee.

  • Attendance at team and committee meetings will be required.

  • Individuals will need to apply this training to work within the teams and constantly strive to improve operation and cycle time. This will include the completion of Six Sigma and Lean projects.

  • Operators will learn to operate every workstation and operation in the facility. Job assignments may be rotated on a daily basis.

  • Operators will be asked to use their creativity to design, build, and assemble carts, trays, stands, and other equipment to support workstation tooling and equipment.

  • Operators will be used to perform complicated layout operations to verify part dimensions.

  • Operators will also be asked to operate tools and equipment ranging in size from small to large and in complexity from simple to very complicated.

  • Perform assembly and disassembly of parts as required to machine, etc., and perform other related duties.

  • Operators can be asked to perform other related duties, when necessary.


  • Must be a former GE employee that was permanently laid off of work and has active recall rights

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.

  • 2 Years experience in Manufacturing (Machine Operator/Machinist preferred).

  • National Manufacturing certification from an accredited organization (NAM, NOCTI, NIMS, ETC...)

  • Must be invited to attend and successfully pass a state sponsored pre-employment training class for consideration.

  • Ability to work overtime when required with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Ability to(A) read and interpret blueprints, (B) use precision measuring equipment such as micrometers, vernier, calipers, etc. and (C) perform shop math calculations including fraction and decimal equivalents.

Desired Characteristics

  • Willingness to work at a tobacco free site.

  • Must be able to work an off shift – either the 2nd shift from 3:15 PM to 11:45 PM and/or the 3rd shift from 11:30 PM to 7:30.

  • Ability to work occasional weekend shifts with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Willingness to wear personal protective equipment including safety glasses, gloves, hats, ear plugs and safety shoes, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.

  • Basic shop math.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to utilize a computer and/or other technological equipment as required.

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