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General Electric Maintenance Technician Apprentice in Greenville, South Carolina

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Maintenance Apprentice Job Description

Position Summary/Purpose:

The Maintenance Apprentice Technician will learn to trouble-shoot, correctly define root cause and implement corrective actions safely on a variety of machine systems, including program logic controllers, numerical control technologies, robotics, discreet control systems, alternating and direct current drives, servo systems, pump systems of various types, safety circuits, complex process systems, hydraulics and pneumatics.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

As the Maintenance Apprentice Technician, you will acquire the knowledge to demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

• Participate in GE initiatives including Safety EHS, Perform simple to complex mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repairs on a variety of precision production machinery/equipment safely, following company, state and federal safety rules and regulations.

• Learn basic machine operation for a variety of machinery to assist in trouble-shooting without an operator.

• Troubleshoot, repair, service, install/uninstall, move and level a variety of production machinery/equipment.

• Troubleshoot equipment using programmable controls and computer numerical controls.

• Efficiently utilize Microsoft Office tools as well as correctly and accurately enter work order data into the Maintenance Management System (Maximo) for reporting and trending data

• Accurately utilize all types of precision measuring and test equipment associated with the evaluation of function and repair to production machinery and facility equipment.

• Operate various material-moving equipment (e.g., forklifts and jib/gantry cranes).

• Safely and effectively utilize various hand tools, machinist associated shop equipment and tooling.

• Demonstrate ability to safely and efficiently follow procedures to execute preventative and predictive maintenance as required.

• Demonstrate ownership of safety, quality and productivity as it relates to daily responsibilities.

• Demonstrate ability to work independently and in a team environment, assist other craft members and operations to ensure equipment is ready to meets production schedules.

• Participate in Team activities for Human Resources, Problem Solving, 5S, Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing continuous improvements projects.

Minimum Education Requirements:

• High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

• Successfully pass an Accredited Community College Entrance Exam

• Successfully pass a Mechanical Aptitude Assessment

• During the program, assessments are conducted at 6-month intervals for apprentices to validate the program effectiveness as well as individual knowledge and skill improvements

Preferred Qualifications:

• Enrolled in two-year College in either Mechatronics or Electronics Engineering Degreed Program

• Experience with industrial machine tool maintenance including electrical/electronic, mechanical troubleshooting and repairs

Physical Requirements:

• This position requires the employee to perform work while standing a minimum of 7 hours per day and the ability to carry up to 40lbs on a frequent basis. Must have ability to conduct repetitive motion tasks daily and climb stairs/ladders when necessary.

• Ability to work above or below floor level and in confined spaces.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Legal authorization to work in the U.S.; we will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, at any time, for this job.

• Successful completion of a background check and drug screen.

• Willingness to work in a tobacco-free environment.

• Ability and willingness to work overtime, weekend shifts, 2nd shift (3 PM -11 PM) or 3rd shift (11 PM - 7 AM).

• Willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example: safety glasses, gloves, safety shoes and PAPR.

• Perform other assigned duties as required.

Job Description

Maintenance Apprentice Job Description

Position Summary/Purpose:

The Maintenance Apprentice Technician will learn to trouble-shoot, correctly define root cause and implement corrective actions safely on a variety of machine systems, including program logic controllers, numerical control technologies, robotics, discreet control systems, alternating and direct current drives, servo systems, pump systems of various types, safety circuits, complex process systems, hydraulics and pneumatics.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

As the Maintenance Apprentice Technician, you will acquire the knowledge to demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

  • Participate in GE initiatives including Safety EHS, Perform simple to complex mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repairs on a variety of precision production machinery/equipment safely, following company, state and federal safety rules and regulations.

  • Learn basic machine operation for a variety of machinery to assist in trouble-shooting without an operator.

  • Troubleshoot, repair, service, install/uninstall, move and level a variety of production machinery/equipment.

  • Troubleshoot equipment using programmable controls and computer numerical controls.

  • Efficiently utilize Microsoft Office tools as well as correctly and accurately enter work order data into the Maintenance Management System (Maximo) for reporting and trending data

  • Accurately utilize all types of precision measuring and test equipment associated with the evaluation of function and repair to production machinery and facility equipment.

  • Operate various material-moving equipment (e.g., forklifts and jib/gantry cranes).

  • Safely and effectively utilize various hand tools, machinist associated shop equipment and tooling.

  • Demonstrate ability to safely and efficiently follow procedures to execute preventative and predictive maintenance as required.

  • Demonstrate ownership of safety, quality and productivity as it relates to daily responsibilities.

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and in a team environment, assist other craft members and operations to ensure equipment is ready to meets production schedules.

  • Participate in Team activities for Human Resources, Problem Solving, 5S, Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing continuous improvements projects.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

  • Successfully pass an Accredited Community College Entrance Exam

  • Successfully pass a Mechanical Aptitude Assessment

  • During the program, assessments are conducted at 6-month intervals for apprentices to validate the program effectiveness as well as individual knowledge and skill improvements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in two-year College in either Mechatronics or Electronics Engineering Degreed Program

  • Experience with industrial machine tool maintenance including electrical/electronic, mechanical troubleshooting and repairs

Physical Requirements:

  • This position requires the employee to perform work while standing a minimum of 7 hours per day and the ability to carry up to 40lbs on a frequent basis. Must have ability to conduct repetitive motion tasks daily and climb stairs/ladders when necessary.

  • Ability to work above or below floor level and in confined spaces.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.; we will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, at any time, for this job.

  • Successful completion of a background check and drug screen.

  • Willingness to work in a tobacco-free environment.

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, weekend shifts, 2nd shift (3 PM -11 PM) or 3rd shift (11 PM - 7 AM).

  • Willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example: safety glasses, gloves, safety shoes and PAPR.

  • Perform other assigned duties as required.

Additional Information

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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