General Electric-Aviation in Grand Rapids, MI was a good place to work.
Environmental Support Technician (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – December 19, 2016
I worked as a contract employee for GE-Aviation in Grand Rapids, MI in the Environmental Testing Lab. I and my one co-worker supported Production and all of Engineering. Our nights-shift co-worker seldom showed up for work, so it was basically myself and one other worker. We functional tested all Production LRUs, and ran Engineering prototypes pre-production units as necessary. We provided all documentation daily.
Management was based on union shop principles for promotions and all other employee functions.
I had many great and knowledgeable co-workers both from Engineering and the Production Union shop. I made friends with quite a number of the employees.
The hardest part of the job was trying to maintain timely production schedules given the lackadaisical attendance of our other shift co-worker.
The reason I left was my contract ran out and company policy required no more than a one year contract.
Interesting work for intermediate level technicians, good working conditions, good co-workers, good company.
Difficulty maintaining timely production deadlines due to union worker not showing up for shift, management took months before documenting the problem with the co-worker.