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General Electric Coating, Spraying & Equipment Maintenance Operator in Bohemia, New York

Job Description Summary

Islip, Long Island systems facility…think components located in the cabin of aircraft (system controls, gear boxes, graphic cards).

As a Coating, Spraying & Equipment Maintenance Operator you are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Conformal Coating machines, including the hand spray application in a low volume – high mix manufacturing environment and for the cleaning, maintenance & troubleshooting of equipment

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

Conformal Coating & Spraying Operation, Maintenance & Cleaning - 70%

  • Performs basic and complex electro-mechanical set up, utilizing cables, connectors, and test equipment, must be able to adjust and modify machine profiles as need to meet specification.

  • Maintain, position & operate the spray guns, set the nozzles, and synchronize the action of the process; Maintain & troubleshoot equipment as necessary

  • Knowledge of fundamentals of mechanics & equipment troubleshooting

  • Perform regular cleaning & maintenance on Coating machines, Spraying & Cleaning machines and equipment

  • Test, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair machines and equipment

  • Keep equipment operating efficiently

  • Adjust, set-up & Operate Conformal Coat machine per job order as per work instructions & specifications.

  • Load proper parts into machine monitor gauges on the control panel

  • Check products to ensure that they are being painted evenly

  • Ensure PC boards have been prepped/masked prior to CC application; Monitor PCs through the entire process

  • Verification and post-inspection of conformal coated PCB's

  • Perform equipment/product changeover as necessary

  • Utilize written or visual instructions involving use of quantitative information from specifications, graphs, pictures, documentation, dials, gages, etc.

  • Follow ESD guidelines principles; Maintains records of test, quality and specification data

  • Engage and participate in a self-directed teaming environment

  • Provide training and mentoring for other employees as required

  • Squat or bent frequently and stand for extended periods

  • Lift heavy objects and trays of products that are coated may weigh up to 25 lbs

  • Utilizes written or visual instructions involving use of quantitative information from specifications, graphs, pictures, documentation, dials, gages, etc.

  • Provides written and/or oral communications concerning a variety of situations

  • Keeps workstation, tools and equipment in a neat and orderly manner

  • Understands and complies with all Company, safety rules and regulations

  • Engages and participates in a self-directed teaming environment

Conformal Coating Applications - 30%

  • Apply epoxy and conformal coatings using dispensing equipment

  • Exercise care to ensure that each step in the process is completed correctly and that the part or finished product meets the quality specifications

  • Prepare Printed Circuit boards for conformal coat by cleaning items and surfaces to be finished; Mask connectors and other objects on the board

  • Mix chemicals according to manufacturers specifications

  • Understand % and ratios for mixtures of chemicals

  • Follow written specifications or operation sheet in the completion of the assigned tasks


Education Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • IPC-A-610 Certification


  • 3-5 years of Operator/manufacturing experience

Skill Level Required:

  • Ability to learn how to use hand spray equipment

  • Skills required in maintaining close tolerances, advanced specification reading, ability to operate and maintain/troubleshoot a variety of complex machines and equipment

  • Basic to intermediate computer skills

  • Use hand and power tools.

  • Good level of knowledge of manufacturing processes

  • Should possess dexterity skills, good hand and eye coordination

  • Must be able to follow Operation Instructions (English)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Past experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Past experience with hand spraying applications

  • Past experience with preventative maintenance & troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment

  • Past experience in a self-directed teaming environment

  • Lean manufacturing knowledge

The hourly pay range for this position is $23 to $30/hr. The specific hourly rate offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s relevant experience, their education, and the work location. Final offers will be dependent on level and quality of work experience.

GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No