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General Electric Toolmaker - Instrument Maker in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

Make, fit, and assemble complex electrical and mechanical precision instruments, equipment, Jigs, fixtures, etc., performing all machining and assembly operations using Toolroom equipment such as:

Lathes, boring mills, grinders, drill presses, shapers, slotters, milling machines, jig borers, saws, filing machine, surface plate, ordinary band tools, power hand tools, arbor press, layout tools, floor-operated crane, ordinary and precision measuring tools, sine bar, air gage, buttons, comparator, optical gages etc.; gas torch, lapping stones, etc. Including NC and CNC Programmable Machines using Conversational Programming and/or MasterCam CAD/CAM Solutions

Job Description

The successful candidate will...

  • Secure job assignment and minimum instructions for complex work, facilities and diverse materials.

  • Plan sequence of operations, method, procedures, setup. Select and obtain tools, facilities and materials.

  • Working from sample pieces, rough sketches, drawings or verbal instructions, make, fit and assemble a variety of complex precision instruments, equipment, jigs, fixtures, dies, etc.

  • Set up and operate all toolroom machine tools, determining holding methods and devices, select and grind tools, select and set feeds, speeds, depth of cut, etc.

  • Lay out and machine a variety of detailed parts and pieces or direct others in their machining.

  • Assemble instruments, equipment, jigs, fixtures, etc., making intricate lineups using a variety of precision measuring tools.

  • Drill, ream. dowel, tap, bolt, press, etc. parts in place, file, fit, scrape, polish, etc. obtain proper lineup or assembly on mating or moving or inter-related parts.

  • Assemble, Line up and fit complex gear trains, cam actions, linkages, levers, etc. Harden parts as required.

  • Make complicated toolroom calculations involving trigonometry and shop math.

  • Assemble instruments, equipment, jigs, fixtures, etc. other equipment as necessary and prove out its proper functioning, making necessary modifications or adjustments.

  • Perform operations such as: drill, tap, bore, turn, face, thread, mill, shape, lot, grind, lay out, assemble, stone, fit, scrape, dowel, file, harden, etc. to close tolerances and finishes on the most complex instruments, equipment, jigs, fixtures, etc.

  • Keep facilities, material and work area orderly, exercising care in their use, maintaining general good housekeeping practices and conforming to all safety and quality requirements.

Position Requirements:

  • Associate's Degree in a Machining discipline OR High School Diploma/GED with a Journeyman's card with completion of a Machining/Toolmaker Apprentice Program

  • Minimum of 1 year general machine shop experience in set-up and operation of a variety of manual and CNC machines including: Mills, drills, grinders, broaches, turret lathes, horizontal bore, EDM, engine lathes, etc.

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must be willing to work out of an office/shop located in Niskayuna, NY.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • NYS Toolmakers Apprentice/Journeyman or 10 Years' experience as a CNC Toolmaker/Machinist in a commercial setting.

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