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Employment Type:
Full time
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Wilm Machine Operator - A
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General Electric (GE) | Wilmington, NC
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Job Description

Desired Characteristics

Prior Aircraft Engines machining experience

Ability to use computers and learn Microsoft Office

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and communicate effectively in the English language

Experience working in a high-performing team-based environment

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Role Summary/Purpose

Set up and operate production machine equipment such as: , multi-axis CNC / NC Machines. May run multiple machines; instructions from planning, drawings, sketches, etc., will be provided on all portions of the job. Work will involve a variety of metals and parts with close tolerances and fine finishes involving use of complex measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers, indicators, special purpose gages, scales, but may not be limited to these

Essential Responsibilities

In addition, you will :

Responsible for setting up and operating CNC and N/C machines that require high skill to set up and operate

Required to machine all types of metals used within Wilmington machine shops

Responsible for following production planning and special process method sheets while working closely with area process engineers

Responsible for generating and checking part dimensions during various machining stages with complex measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers, indicators, special purpose gauges, scales, etc.

Required to perform precise indicating on parts where true indicator reading (TIR) and / or four-point indication is critical to the machining of the part

Responsible to voucher or account for own time accurately using the prescribed system, as well as, electronically maintain records, log books, charts and initiating electronic or manual reports when required.

May be required on a temporary basis, to train operators to use certain equipment which the individual is qualified to run

Responsible for achieving all required tolerances and finishes that will produce quality parts in a timely manner and for meeting standards as set forth by Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain the CVP certification -- Training will be provided

Responsible for accurately serializing parts to maintain traceability at all times

Responsible for keeping facilities, material and work area orderly exercising care in their use, maintaining good housekeeping practices

May do minor maintenance on machines

Ensure all characteristics generated at designated operation are conforming through use of applicable inspection techniques

Must adhere to all Environmental, Health and Safety requirements and all Quailty requirements

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

Operator performs setup and operation of equipment to drawings, method sheets, etc., but may be required to supplement this information with own job knowledge on occasion

Continuous visual concentration with or without reasonable accommodation may be necessary to develop and maintain tolerance

Forklifts, cranes and material handling equipment are expected to be used instead of manual lifting and carrying

Employee may be required to lift or carry objects weighing up to 50# following proper ergonomic procedures


High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum of 3 years manufacturing experience in set-up and operations of any 2 of the following computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining processes:

* drilling
* milling
* grinding
* turning
* or broaching

(Or 2 year degree from an accredited machinist training program)

Minimum of one year of experience reading and interpreting mechanical blueprints and / or production planning

Minimum of 2 years using precision measuring instruments


Must be able to push, pull or lift aviation rotating parts utilizing the appropriate safety/support devices and proper ergonomic procedures (with or without reasonable accommodation)

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.

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