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

Job Description Summary

Aero Alliance is a Joint Venture that serves three segments of customers – its two parent companies, Baker Hughes, and GE Power, as well as the Authorized Service Providers (ASP) network. At Aero Alliance, our purpose is to deliver improved product, repair and execution, strategy and fulfillment with best-in-class quality, speed, and cost for the Joint Venture Partners and Authorized Service Providers network.

We are looking for a Turbine Engine Test Technician to add to the Houston Service Center ’s Test Cell team on 2nd Shift. As a Test Technician you will be perform complete mechanical and operational acceptance tests, and associated troubleshooting of repaired Aeroderivative Gas Turbine engines. You will also be performing both pre and post-test activities such as full engine borescope testing, final engine quality inspections, and shipping for Oil and Gas and Power customers.

Job Description

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Capable of performing any or all of the duties of a Turbine Technician

  • Perform engine installation into cell, assuring completeness and correctness of test instrumentation and support equipment, and perform component replacements as needed

  • 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.

Basic Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Minimum 1 year experience with Aero-derivative 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

  • Must be able to lift 40lbs.

  • Able 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 Requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge of 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.

Materials & Equipment:

  • 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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We believe in creating an environment of diversity and inclusion, without bias. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged, and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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