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General Electric Industrial Crane & Elevator Mechanic in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

Diagnose, troubleshoot, and perform mechanical and electrical repair, maintenance, inspections, and modifications to industrial overhead cranes, jib and gantry cranes, and elevators. Rig, move, and erect a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment, parts, and assemblies. Change & inspect crane & elevator cables, hooks, running ropes, slings, and lifting devices. Inspect all crane and elevator equipment as required. Perform and log PM’s and work order completions in mobile devices in a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

Work without direction on standard preventative maintenance and extensive repairs. Diagnose problems, plan and complete work required, identify and order parts.

Maintain and modify crane assemblies and all related equipment and facilities including, motors, guarding, drives, bearings, controls, gear boxes, etc.

Strong mechanical and electrical fundamental and safety knowledge (schematics, precision measurement tools, LOTO)


AAS/AOS degree in Mechanical or Electrical Discipline OR Military Advanced Courses OR Journeyman credentials in an applicable field from a recognized apprenticeship program.

Ability and willingness to work off shifts if needed, weekends, or for after hour call-ins

Desired Characteristics:

Minimum 3 years work experience in a heavy manufacturing environment in a technical maintenance repairman role.

Ability to apply knowledge of components, devices, and equipment used in industrial crane and elevator applications and all related mechanic and electrical requirements

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