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General Electric Maintenance - 3rd shift in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

Performs a wide variety of complex electrical and mechanical maintenance work, involving repair / and preventive maintenance of machines, or equipment and their related controls. Will work a substantial portion of the time in areas involving electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatics. Must actively participate in a team-based environment.

Job Description

About GE Aerospace

Are you ready to elevate your future? You’ll be warmly welcomed at GE Aerospace where we are advancing aviation technologies for today and tomorrow. Your work will contribute to the production of advanced jet engines, components and integrated systems that power commercial and military aircraft. You’ll be part of a team that embraces your drive, your curiosity, and your unique ideas and perspectives. You’ll learn and achieve as part of an on-going LEAN transformation. And, most importantly, you’ll share in our pride and purpose that affects the lives of millions around the world.

Working at our Wilmington Facility

For more than 22 years our manufacturing facilities in Wilmington have helped fuel the growth and success of GE Aerospace. With 600,000 sq2 of manufacturing space and an advanced mix of 300+ CNC machines/ 21 special processes we’re producing high quality rotating parts for commercial and military aircraft engines. When GE Aerospace introduces advanced new technologies like the LEAP and 9x Engines, our team has outstanding opportunities to contribute.

The parts and components we manufacture include Blisks, Small Spools, Welded Spools, CFM HPT Disks, and a variety of large parts that can be found in a wide range of today and tomorrow’s high performance engines. We’re the career home of 500+ employees who seek purpose and challenge in their careers. People just like you.

Here are just a few of the best reasons you will want to consider us:

  • This position starts at $34.70, with pay progression every year for 6 years.

  • $1.00 an hour shift differential for first 5 years of service, 10% shift differential after 5 years of service.

  • Top hourly rate is between $38-$43 per hour. Cost of Living and General Wage increases available.

  • Full Benefits package, including medical, dental, vision starting on Day 1.

  • Vacation, Holidays starting on Day 1. Additional PTO at 1 year of service.

  • Relocation available for offers >90 miles from our facility.


  • Responsible for maintaining, rebuilding and repairing complex equipment or machines and their related controls. Will diagnose equipment malfunctions and perform corrective actions with minimum supervision. Must provide accurate documentation of work efforts in both electronic and paper media.

  • Must be able to read, interpret and follow complex schematics, blueprints, and drawings to facilitate troubleshooting to make repairs, alignments, fits or installations of parts and materials on equipment.

  • Required to disassemble, overhaul, and reassemble intricate mechanisms, machines, and sub-assemblies involving complex mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and lubricating systems.

  • Responsible for preventive maintenance and mechanical repairs of various types of machines or equipment, such as, conventional turning, milling machines, drills, grinders, welding equipment, furnaces, and various process equipment, including their related control and devices; such as relays, motor starters, control valves, pressure switches, and PLC’s.

  • Perform service and repair various systems and components for chemical or caustic process equipment such as tanks, piping, and sumps.

  • Required to operate or work with qualified operators or support teams to validate corrective actions and demonstrate satisfactory operating condition.

  • Responsible for operating various types of moving or material handling equipment used in repair work, such as forklift trucks, platform lifts trucks, and hoists.

  • Must be able to utilize electrical, hydraulic and mechanical test equipment such as recorders, multimeters, vernier calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, electronic levels and other test equipment as required.

  • Performs duties and tasks conforming to all safety regulations and procedures, such as LOTO, confined space, fall protection/arrest, hot work, and NFPA 70e. Keep facilities, materials and work areas clean and orderly, exercising good housekeeping practices and following all safety regulations.

  • Must actively participate in a team-based environment which includes, but not limited to the following: active participation in daily team meetings and activities, cooperates and relates well with others, practices direct professional communication with team members, and is open to new ideas from team members and considers opinions different from their own.

  • In the team environment, a maintenance team coordinator role needs to be designated in routine and emergency situations and may be required as needed on each shift. Collaboration between the maintenance coordinator role and the team is required to ensure group viability, shift accountability, and to provide effective customer support. The team will determine the coordinator for a given shift. Machine and process equipment maintenance technicians will have the option to act in the maintenance coordinator role.


  • The work will be diversified and complex. Work demands a high degree of attention to detail, concentration, and judgment.

  • Considerable physical effort will be applied in machine and equipment repair. Intermittent lifting of up to 50 pounds and manipulating bulky subassemblies and parts/ tooling. Exposure to awkward positions (bending, stooping, climbing) during maintenance tasks.

  • Must have good manual dexterity, and ability to use various hand/power tools, gages and instrumentation.

  • Work with ladders, pits, platforms, and scaffolds. Must be able to climb and work at elevated levels.

  • Exposure to grease, oil, acids, metal working fluids, various chemicals and solvent while using proper PPE and following safety procedure.

  • May work with voltages, up to 600 volts while using proper PPE and following safety procedure.

  • Required to work shift work in accordance with business needs.

  • Will be expected to respond to scheduled overtime, hold over or emergency call-in as required.

  • Will be required to carry a company issued cell phone while working on site.

  • Job assignments may require work in inclement conditions.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent and shop Math, including Algebra, Geometry, Decimals and Fractions required.

  • 3 years’ experience in industrial maintenance work to include mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic experience.

  • Ability to demonstrate effective listening, oral and written communication skills.

  • Read and interpret complex mechanical and electrical drawings, blueprints, sketches, and schematics.

  • Able to handle heavy materials using approved devices such as fork truck, hoists, cranes or manual lifting if in accordance with safety guidelines.

  • Experience performing duties and tasks conforming to all safety regulations and procedures, such as LOTO, confined space, hot work permits, and NFPA 70e.

  • Must be able to utilize electrical, hydraulic and mechanical test equipment such as recorders, multimeters, vernier calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, electronic levels and other test equipment as required.


  • HVAC Experience

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: Yes