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General Electric Flexible Fuel Fabrication Operator 18 (2nd Shift) in Wilmington, North Carolina

Role Summary:The Flexible Fuel Fabrication Operator 18 (2nd Shift) will set-up and operate a variety of production equipment in a commercial nuclear fuel fabrication operation. You will have ownership of compliance, safety, quality, and production in performance of position responsibilities, and be committed to excellence in all aspects of work, as well as participate in team meetings and work activities using structured team processes for problem solving and continuous improvement of operations.

Essential Responsibilities:This position will be paid at an initial rate of $20.805/hour and would be eligible for an increase to $21.895/hour after 6 months of satisfactory performance. An additional $1/hour will be paid when working evening/graveyard shifts. We will not know the assigned shift until after training has been completed. Applicants must be willing to work second (3PM - 11PM)

The essential responsibilities of the Flexible Fuel Fabrication Operator 18 (2nd Shift) include, but are not limited to:

  • Set-up and operate a variety of production equipment in a nuclear fuel fabrication operation

  • Operate complex press, grind, mill, slug, roll tumble, lathe, gadolinia dry scrap recycle (GDSR), blending and granulating machinery

  • Accumulate segregated scrap in proper containers for transfer to appropriate reprocessing operations

  • Be responsible for moving various product containers to a variety of process stations and/or storage locations

  • Operate motorized fork trucks, side-loaders, hand trucks, and overhead cranes

  • Perform basic setups, changeovers, and perform minor adjustments to maintain machine tolerances

  • Perform part traceability record keeping, measurement of parts, and packaging produced in the hardware preparation area

  • Check and monitor quality and output using precision measuring equipment such as micrometers, indicators, optical comparator, profilometer, and pin gages

  • Be responsible for continuous adherence to all areas of personal, nuclear, and critical safety regulations and requirements

  • Be accountable for complete accuracy in data input to material inventory control system

  • Maintain records, process control charts, and other documentation as required

  • Interpret operating procedures, temporary operating procedures, and production notices to ensure that quality and process instructions are followed

  • Perform duties and tasks related to all safety regulations and procedures that are necessary to keep facilities, materials, and work area clean and orderly

  • Perform activities as part of a team effort

  • Be responsible for supporting other area operators working same or dependent processes

  • Assist in training personnel new to area/position

  • Achieve qualification/certification on level elements as specified in operating and quality documents

  • Be required to train and certify on at least one process/product inspection discipline within 12 weeks

  • Some climbing (including platform ladders of up to 14 ft.), bending, squatting and stooping required

  • Work in a tobacco-free environment

  • Wear personal protective equipment (e.g., safety glasses, gloves, hats, safety shoes, protective clothing and a half and/or full-face respirator mask*)

  • Proficiently perform basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

  • Read and comprehend operating, quality, and regulatory requirements

  • Frequently lift heavy trays up to 50 pounds from ground to head level

  • Frequently maneuver material handling carts with reasonable accommodations

  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a maintenance, manufacturing/production operation, nuclear facility, or equivalent military experience OR Associate Degree in related field (Computer Integrating Machining, Electrical/Electronics Technology, Mechatronics, etc.)


  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, including weekend shifts

  • Ability and willingness to complete an assessment as part of the selection process, including math, reading, following detailed instructions and other basic competencies

  • Ability and willingness to pass nuclear safety, industrial and environmental training test, respiratory protection requirements, and QC measurement test (corrected 20/20 vision and color distinction required to complete Quality Control (QC) vision test)

  • Ability to bend, squat, climb (including stairs and ladders), and lift frequently

  • Ability to push/pull up material handling carts with a required force up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to stand for extended periods with reasonable accommodations

Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior fuel manufacturing operation work experience

  • Prior chemical manufacturing process work experience

  • Prior nuclear plant operator work experience

  • Prior machining, maintenance, or welding work experience

  • Prior experience in use of micrometers and dial indicators

  • Ability to use computers, including basic keyboarding skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

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About Us:GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactor technology, fuel, and nuclear services. The alliance combines GE’s design expertise and history delivering reactors, fuels and services globally with Hitachi’s proven experience in advanced modular construction to offer customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: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). 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 Locations:United States;North Carolina;Wilmington;