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General Electric Manufacturing Technician 4 in Florence, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

The primary responsibility of the technician is to continuously improve production levels and quality through innovation in programming, design improvements, repair and maintenance of equipment. This includes maximizing the time equipment is available for production and minimizing equipment down time. This position is responsible for making independent decisions in the areas of trouble shooting, equipment/upgrade installations and start-up requirements. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, problem solver who has knowledge of and proficiency in robotics, welding, PLC & HMI’s, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and mechanical systems with a strong work ethic to improve quality and production levels.

GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our mission is to improve lives in the moments that matter. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.

Job Description

Key responsibilities/essential functions include:

  • Execution of robotic programing, troubleshooting, and maintenance

  • Ownership of program development on a variety of robotic applications or automated equipment align with cycle time targets

  • Read, write, and debug PLC and HMI programs

  • General electrical troubleshooting, dedicated to critical manufacturing equipment

  • Test production assemblies and sub-assemblies for correct operation and compliance to performance specifications

  • Interfaces with multiple departments in the execution of duties to ensure the orderly flow of materials and information as needed

  • Utilize initiative and independent judgment, construct, evaluate and improve complex engineering models using conceptual descriptions and ideas

  • Anticipate troubleshooting needs and perform complex troubleshooting encompassing multiple variables and unknowns to achieve root cause analysis and problem resolution

  • May provide leadership and daily supervision to other technicians within the assigned department, including the evaluation of performance and management of work plans

  • Work with the management team to lead and deploy training plans as needed

  • Little or no direction is given in execution of job-related activities

  • Comply with EHS regulations and policies

Team Lead Responsibilities May Include:

  • Perform and support any type of work required for proper functioning of a group: to include normal production, rework, indirect work, etc.

  • Communicate to the group changes and assure compliance

  • Provide to the Production Team Leader details at the end of the shift and recommend corrective actions if applicable

  • Communicate shortages on the floor to shift supervisor/materials personnel and accumulate the necessary parts and/or materials to the group

  • Communicate to the Production Team Leader repeated problems of product within the group. This communication is assumed to include other Team Leads both on shift as well as between shifts and assist in problem solving

  • Assist engineering and manufacturing support on the development and prove out of new products, methods, tools and test equipment. Additional department specific responsibilities may be established


  • Associates degree or High School Diploma and 9 years experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with technician role, and at least 1 year of technical leadership experience

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise a team of technicians, including delivery of performance feedback and the management of work plans

  • Demonstrated intuitive and advanced proficiency to logically troubleshoot up to a system level using identifiable problem-solving techniques and previous experience

  • Ability to draw accurate conclusions from test data, malfunctions, or deviations, and assist with corrections to the existing design or process

  • Proficiency to understand and interpret basic written technical information

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with limited direction and information

  • Demonstrated ongoing effort to maintain knowledge of current technology

  • Ability to communicate using English (or local language)

  • Demonstrated technical leadership ability

  • Demonstrated ability to draw accurate conclusions from test data, and ability to anticipate malfunctions or deviations, and lead team through the implementation of corrections to the existing design or process

  • Demonstrated high proficiency to interpret, instruct, and explain complex technical information

  • Demonstrated proficiency to utilize and modify computerized work systems

Desired Skills :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Engineering or Technology related fields

  • Prior experience working in a medical device manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of Carbon and Aluminum arc welding

  • Working understanding of general systems (i.e.. pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical)

  • Diagnosing skills to perform repairs and preventative maintenance

  • Fluent PC skills including Microsoft Office tools

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Clear verbal and written communication skills

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.



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 requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No