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General Electric 2nd Shift Metal Spray Operator in Springdale, Ohio

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • The thermal spray operator must be proficient in all aspects of the coating process including masking / unmasking. The ability to set-up and operate various forms of coating equipment and processes which include wire guns, thermal spray powder, plasma spray and high velocity oxygen fuel.

  • Also, must be proficient in the use of supporting process equipment ranging from fully automatic (robotic and CNC).

  • Must have sufficient knowledge to know when equipment is performing properly and have the ability to isolate equipment components and replace them.

  • Perform periodic minor maintenance to assure equipment is in top operating condition. Also, be involved in development of parameters for new coatings.

  • Be able to work from blueprints, sketches, written and/or verbal instructions; knowledge of testing devices, superficial hardness tester and profilometer.

  • Operate to required levels of quality, efficiency, and safety.

  • Direct the efforts of others and work with a minimum amount of supervision.

  • Instruct and train others as required.

  • Complete all necessary paperwork, conduct some testing, and perform other related duties.

  • Must pass a written examination as well as spraying test of samples per GE specifications.

  • Must certify to a level above specification after 6 months of training and every one-year thereafter.

  • Previous experience reading, interpreting, and working from shop manuals and blue prints while receiving verbal instructions.

  • Mechanical ability and extensive exposure to job shop working environment.


  • Experience operating various hand and power tools and basic machine tools and equipment such as files, grinders, etc.Proficient in shop math, including fractions, decimals, and proportions

  • Willingness to work in a noisy, hot and abrasive environment and wear appropriate safety gear such as eye protection, respirator, safety shoes, gloves and shop coat for extended periods of time

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum amount of supervision and direct or instruct the efforts of others on appropriate metal spray practices

  • Possesses basic computer skills, applications and keyboarding as necessary

  • Must certify to at least one coating process within a six-month time period after first day of training

  • High school diploma, or GED

  • Experience operating material handling and lifting devices, including ability to obtain forklift license as required


  • Possess basic mechanical aptitude and ability to understand and operate highly technical equipment including closed-loop plasma equipment, robots and CNC equipment. (3 points)

  • Knowledgeable in pre and post coating processes such as cleaning, masking, surface preparation techniques and inspection. (3 points)

  • Previous experience in set-up and spraying of a variety of complicated coatings and geometries using a number of spray processes and supporting equipment. (3 points)

  • Experience operating material handling and lifting devices (1 point)

  • Proficient in the use of various types of standard measuring instruments, such as OD and ID micrometers, depth gauge, height gauge, vernier calipers, and others (2 points)

  • Robot programming experience (3 points)

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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