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General Electric Industrial Electrical Technician in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

The Industrial Electrical Technical is pivotal in GE Gas Power’s manufacturing process and will be responsible for the operation, maintenance and improvement of system-controlled robotics, machine tools and equipment.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

As the Industrial Electrical Technician, you will:

  • Maintain and repair electrical aspects of CNC machine tools, PLC ladder, VFD motors, and robotics

  • Diagnose problems, plan and complete work required, identify and order parts

  • Install, modify, troubleshoot, test and repair electrical and electronic control systems up to 600V

  • Maintain and modify machine tools, process equipment and facilities

  • Apply knowledge of components, devices and equipment used in industrial equipment applications and the related electronics including AC and DC motors, motors controls, electronic drives, PLC, instrumentation and sensors.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology/Mechatronics OR High School Diploma/GED with Military Advanced Electronics Training Course


  • Ability and willingness to work off shifts and weekends

  • Ability and willingness to work either 2nd shift (3:00 PM to 11:00 PM) or 3rd shift (11:00 PM to 7:00 AM) Monday - Friday.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Minimum 3 years work experience in Manufacturing Facility in a technical maintenance role

  • Familiarity with electrical motors and control circuits

  • Strong electrical fundamental and safety knowledge (electrical schematics, NFPA 79, LOTO)

  • Prior experience with operating systems, software and ladder logic (Fanuc, Siemens) used in PLC systems to diagnose and repair circuits to restore operation.

The starting pay for this position is between $33.48 - $40.92 per hour. The top rate for this position is $40.92/hour. This position is also eligible for a Night Shift Bonus of $1.00/hour. This posting is expected to close on April 1, 2024.​

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness. ​

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a “Sponsor”). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor’s welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

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