General Electric Moulding Technician in Grand Forks, North Dakota
Job Description Summary
The Moudling Technician will mould wind turbine shells by preparing mould surface, lay the layers of fiber glass and additional materials such as balsa wood, lightning protection and bushings, prepare to infuse the blade and complete moulding process.
Previous manufacturing experience preferred.
Previous composite materials experience preferred
Knowledge and Skills
Must have strong communication skills.
Must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time.
Requires usage of respirator.
Physical demands outlined in Job Analysis.
Basic math skills
Ability to operate basic hand tools
Ability to operate power tools
Ability to operate heavy machinery
Use of hands for scraping and intricate detailing
Ability to lift of carry objects or materials up to 40 lbs
Ability to push/pull heavy objects
RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES
Day to day activities
Stretching at beginning of shift lead by Supervisor. Stretching throughout the day as needed.
Gather supplies needed for the day, including picking up glass cart. Lay out the cut glass from cart along the catwalk according to labels.
Prep the mould for gel coat
Tape in designated areas
Apply painters’ bag alongside top edges of the mould.
Place double sided tape on vortex strips and apply to marked area in mould.
Prepare pots with tacky tape, bags, hose, etc. for gel coat.
After completion of gel coat, lay down glass according to work instructions both manually, and utilizing the glass wagon. Smooth out all wrinkles, continually trim edges of glass.
Utilize blade clamps to assist lying down and holding glass.
Sew glass reinforcements together along the edge of the mould.
Assemble root plate with bushings and pultrusions.
Lay out balsa/foam on top of glass according to labels and working instructions and staple together using a staple gun.
Prepare for lifting with crane certified employees operating the crane.
Install root plate according to work instructions
Apply adhesive flange (downwind only), spiral and peel ply according to work instructions.
Lay blue backing and netting according to labels and work instructions. Use a cutter and inlets to connect all profiles.
Apply inlet gates and diamond angle boxes.
Place bag over mould apply tacky tape around infusion elbows before being placed into inlet boxes. Adhere to mould using tacky tape.
Turn on vacuum pressure transmitters.
Before the infusion process, verify all air openings are closed. Check that all tacky tape is secure and that no air holes are present. Then, begin the infusion process.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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