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General Electric GE Machinist in Richmond, Virginia

Job Description Summary

The Machinist will set up and operate both manual and CNC machining equipment in order to drill, face, saw, turn, mill, grind, thread and bore various parts, materials, and assemblies to precision tolerances and specified finishes.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive work environment. By valuing the ideas and contributions of a diverse workforce we help inspire others to grow, succeed, and raise the bar for everyone. Join us at GE Gas Power, where results can be achieved by embracing a community of belonging.

This position is for 2nd shift: 3:00pm - 11:30pm

Job Description

As the Machinist, you will:

  • Prioritize safety above all else by maintaining a rigorous adherence to safety standards and processes, ensuring that safety risks and issues are identified, reported, and addressed immediately;

  • Follow methods, standards, and work instructions to:

  • Set up and operate a variety of machines performing various machining operations from simple to very complex using both manual and CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machining equipment (including, but not limited to - mills, drills, grinders, lathes, horizontal / vertical bore);

  • Select and grind tools in accordance with hardness, machine capability, and properties of material to be machined;

  • Use a variety of measuring devices;

  • Use a variety of associated shop equipment and tooling;

  • Embrace a culture of respect, valuing inclusive teams and diverse perspectives to direct and train others as assigned, enabling the flow of information by inviting participation and responding productively;

  • Approach daily work with continuous improvement in mind, working to continuously develop and improve mechanical assembly department practices to reduce cycle time, improve machine availability and efficiency, and lower operating costs.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience operating machining equipment such as boring bars, vertical boring mills, horizontal boring mills, and other equipment used to support repairs of steam / gas turbines and generator equipment

  • Minimum of 2 year experience reading blueprints

  • Minimum of 3 year experience using precision measuring instruments

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Able to complete initial training on 1st shift (7:00am-3:30pm EST)

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship now or in the future

  • Ability and willingness to perform the physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations

  • Ability and willingness to obey all safety rules including the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, and hearing protection in designated areas

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, holidays, and weekends, as business needs dictate

  • Position is required to be onsite at the Richmond, VA

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to maintain rigorous adherence to safety standards and processes;

  • Demonstrated ability to perform inclusively in a diverse environment and to promote inclusion and diversity in the workplace;

  • Associate's degree in a technical discipline or Trade School Degree from an accredited college, university, or trade school

  • CNC, M and G code programming experience

  • Large CNC lathe, Horizontal Boring Mill (HBM), or Large Vertical Boring Mill (VBM) experience

  • Experience with operating at least two of the smaller CNC machines without direct supervision: Small HBM, Vertical Turret Lathe (VTL), Farrel Lathe

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