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General Electric Manufacture Worker in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

The Manufacture Worker is a production worker who will perform assembly operation requiring frequent handling of heavy parts and/or responsibility & skill to transfer, operate, or adjust production equipment. The job will require the employee to switch between various production job assignments, and all job assignments are subject to rotation.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

The Manufacture Worker must be willing to perform work in a team environment – adhering to all attendance and safety rules, regulations & equipment requirements. As an hourly manufacturing employee, you will:

  • Assemble, bend, form, braze, tape, stack Generator parts, assemblies and components on both New Build work and Services

  • Assist in testing and minor inspections as needed

  • Move material/product using cranes (Level 2) and other approved material movement equipment to perform work tasks such as fork trucks

  • Unload and prepare parts/product for shipment

  • Assemble, fit and connect a variety of Generator parts and components

  • Perform Complex repair work. Provide on-the job training to other personnel as needed

  • Provide on-the-job training to other personnel as needed. Complete other daily housekeeping functions including 5s and parts kitting. Assist in all aspects for Service and Repair work

  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow policies and practices and improve Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost including, but not limited to: use of all required personal protective equipment, ensuring machine guards and safety features are working, identifying and reporting unsafe working conditions; attention to detail - identifying and reporting quality issues found through in-line checking and reporting of critical appearance defects for resolution

  • Physical demands of the position include: Constant standing; frequently handling various parts for assembly; frequent walking, reaching at waist level, pushing/pulling, grasping/squeezing, pinching, fine motor dexterity, neck flexion, and using air tools; occasionally sitting, reaching overhead, reaching at shoulder level, reaching at knee and floor level, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, crawling, ladder/stair climbing, pivoting, twisting, neck extension/rotation, and using vibratory tools. Handling and lifting of parts and/or equipment

  • Ability to work in a loud/noisy environment

  • The factories are not climate controlled – conditions can be hot or cold

  • Ability to work overtime as required

  • Switching between various production assignments as required


  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Minimum 1 year manufacturing, warehouse or similar work experience


  • Ability and willingness to work overtime

  • Ability and willingness to work off-shift

  • Ability and willingness to lift up to 40 pounds

Desired Characteristics

  • Prior manufacturing production or warehouse experience

  • Prior experience assembling mechanical components

  • Knowledge of safe shop operation practices

  • Ability to identify maintenance issues with machinery or equipment

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Focus and understanding of LEAN

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