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

Job Description Summary

The Machinist will build prototype parts and mechanisms for new machines or improvements in existing machines as well as support shop operations. 3rd Shift hours are 10:00 PM-6:30 AM.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Operate a variety of machine tools with a high degree of skill; Perform setup and operation of CNC machines: lathe, grinder, and mill

  • Make parts from blueprints to close tolerances; produce error-free products

  • Make simple jigs and fixtures from part prints

  • Read and complete forms and generate meaningful reports and charts

  • Keep all machinery, tools, and work areas clean

  • Apply basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions, decimals, and whole numbers) and concepts of geometry and trigonometry; compute numerical conversions to and from the metric system


  • 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


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

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

Desired Characteristics:

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

  • Advanced knowledge of mechanisms and machine operations

  • Basic knowledge in principles of metal rule dies, CAD software, and assembly and inspection methods

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to read blueprints as well as understand applicable information such as written instructions, procedures and specifications that apply to daily work operations

  • Ability to solder and braze

  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and maintain an excellent record of attendance and punctuality

  • Ambition to excel and advance in skills and knowledge

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