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General Electric Machinist (3rd Shift) in Vandalia, Ohio

Job Description Summary

The Vandalia Experimental Mechanic B will build prototype parts and mechanisms for new machines or improvements in existing machines as well as support shop operations.

Job Description

  • Make simple to complex jigs and fixtures from part prints

  • Operate a variety of machine tools with a high degree of skill

  • Perform setup and operation of CNC machines: lathe, grinder, and mill

  • Apply advanced knowledge of mechanisms and machine operations

  • Make parts from blueprints to close tolerances

  • Read and complete forms and generate meaningful reports and charts

  • Produce error-free products

  • Keep all machinery, tools, and work areas clean

  • Maintain an excellent record of attendance and punctuality

  • Work in a team-based environment

  • Make decisions based on experience and available data

  • Accept and give constructive criticism

  • Maintain a positive attitude

  • Demonstrate an ambition to excel and advance in skills and knowledge

  • Conform to all EHS guidelines including, but not limited to, wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Comply with and support all GE policies and the “Integrity: The Spirit and The Letter of Our Commitment” guide

  • Successful candidate may be required to take classes in team building

  • Successful candidate may be required to complete on-the-job training to learn specific assignments

  • Successful candidate may be required to take basic safety courses, including training on personal protective equipment (PPE), chemical hazards, mechanical hazards, evacuation and emergency response training, lock out/tag out (LOTO), hazard recognition, electrical safety, etc.

  • Work in an environment with moderate noise intensity (85 to 89.9 dBa) and areas where hearing protection is required

  • Work in an environment where, due to normal machining operations, there may be dust, fumes, or smoke (not over OSHA Permissible Exposure Levels)

  • Lift up to 25 pounds repetitively, occasionally lift up to 35 pounds non-repetitively, and sometimes lift over 35 pounds with assistance

  • Able to program CNC machines to complete required tasks


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience as an experimental mechanic or tool and die maker or have completed at least 2 years of trade/vocational school or apprenticeship program that included training in machining and tool and die making

  • Able and willing to read and understand applicable information such as written instructions, procedures and specifications that apply to daily work operations

  • Able and willing to practically apply basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on fractions, decimals, and whole numbers)

  • ·Able and willing to practically apply basic concepts of geometry and trigonometry

  • ·Able and willing to compute numerical conversions to and from the metric system

  • Able and willing to read blueprints

  • Able and willing to solder and braze

  • Possess basic knowledge of assembly and inspection methods

  • Possess basic computer skills


  • 5 years of experience as an experimental mechanic, tool and die maker

  • 3 years of experience in machining, including setup and operation of manual mills, lathes, cutters, and grinders

  • Possess basic knowledge of principles of metal rule dies

  • Possess basic knowledge of CAD software

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No