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General Electric 2nd Shift Test Technician - Jport in Houston, Texas

Role Summary:The 2nd Shift Test Technician - Jport will perform engine installation into cell, assuring completeness and correctness of test instrumentation and support equipment, and perform component replacements as needed

Essential Responsibilities:As the 2nd Shift Test Technician - Jport you will:

  • Be capable of performing any or all of the duties of a Turbine Technician B

  • Perform Testing & associated troubleshooting of Aero-derivative Gas Turbines during test

  • Use Woodward/GE control system and software monitoring tools effectively for preparing, running and associated troubleshooting of engines / packages during test, meeting GE quality and delivery standards

  • Perform complete mechanical and operational acceptance test on all engine / package models

  • Adjust engine controls, such as mapping for emissions, and equipment as needed, to accomplish successful testing

  • Use appropriate calculators to estimate performance, thrust balance orifice sizes etc. to determine if engine meets test acceptance criteria

  • Accurately understand and interpret test data to accept or reject engines and packages based on test requirements

  • Perform engine and package problem diagnosis and take corrective action on engines, packages, or components causing test failures

  • Complete necessary forms and log sheets, as assigned, neatly, accurately, and legibly

  • Operate and maintain package support systems and equipment such as load banks, starter skids, gas compressors and emissions monitoring system

  • Perform special tests and related duties as assigned

  • Follow all facility quality and control procedures

  • Work individually and in teams to support continuous improvement projects and Lean action work-outs

  • Work with other technicians to ensure customer requirements and timelines are met

  • Work required hours as requested to meet production and customer needs


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Minimum 1 year experience with GE Aero Energy LM gas turbines and equipment including but not limited to Service Bulletins, Standard Practices and GEK procedures.

  • Minimum 1 year experience working with electrical and/or instrumentation and control systems relating to Gas Turbine Engines


  • Ability and willingness to lift 40lbs.

  • Ability and willingness to read electrical and mechanical drawings.

  • Basic computer skills to work on internal computer systems such as SFM (shop floor management) and NCR (non-conformance report) systems

Desired Characteristics:

  • In-depth knowledge of GE Aeroderivative engine and module components, assembly, test and quality methods

  • A&P License

  • Controls experience using Woodward/GE controls. Understanding software logic and applications

  • Experience with LM2500/LM6000/LMS100

  • Intermediate-level usage of computers, working with gas compressors, load banks, borescope

  • Basic knowledge of Mechanical & Electrical principals applying to Gas Turbines

  • Ability to understand and follow work scope instructions

  • Must have thorough knowledge of FOD/DOD prevention and control

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Must be able to read and communicate in the English language

  • Hand and power tools, torque multipliers, dial indicators, micrometers, scales and other precision instrumentation, transducers

  • Hot and cold engine parts, instrument lines

  • Engine test skids, engine stands, engine cans, pallets

  • Overhead cranes and install crane-rigging systems, as well as, operate industrial forklifts, bobcat, ladders, man-lifts, self-powered lifting equipment, pallet jack, and any other material handling equipment

  • Digital multimeter, megger, pressure/temp calibrators and other instrument calibrators used for calibration and troubleshooting

  • Conform to all safety and quality requirements and compliance with current policies

  • Perform all duties as part of a team and serve as change agent to help improve on current processes

  • Maintain facilities, materials, and work areas orderly by exercising good housekeeping practice

  • The employee is expected to be at their assigned workstation ready to work at their assigned starting time

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Additional Eligibility Qualifications: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).Additional Locations:United States;Texas;Houston;