Experimental Mechanic B
GE Aviation - Vandalia, OH

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Experimental Mechanic B will build experimental parts and mechanisms for new machines or improvements in existing machines. In this role, you will:

Essential Responsibilities

Make simple jigs and fixtures from part prints

Operate a variety of machine tools with a high degree of skill

Apply advanced knowledge of mechanisms and machine operations

Make parts from blueprints to close tolerances

Read and complete forms and generate meaningful reports and charts

Produce error-free products

Keep all machinery, tools, and work areas clean

Maintain an excellent record of attendance and punctuality

Work in a team-based environment

Make decisions based on experience and available data

Accept and give constructive criticism

Maintain a positive attitude

Demonstrate an ambition to excel and advance in skills and knowledge

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

Comply with and support all GE policies and the “Integrity: The Spirit and The Letter of Our Commitment” guide

Be required to take classes in team building as necessary

Be required to complete on-the-job training to learn specific assignments as needed

Be required to take basic safety courses, including training on personal protective equipment (PPE), chemical hazards, mechanical hazards, evacuation and emergency response training, lock out/tag out (LOTO), hazard recognition, electrical safety, etc. as required


High School Diploma / GED

Minimum of 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

Minimum of 1 year of experience in machining, including setup and operation of manual mills, lathes, cutters, and grinders

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

Ability and willingness to practically apply basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions, decimals, and whole numbers)

Ability and willingness to practically apply basic concepts of geometry and trigonometry

Ability and willingness to compute numerical conversions to and from the metric system

Ability and willingness to read blueprints

Ability and willingness to solder and braze

Able and willingness to work in an environment with moderate noise intensity (85 to 89.9 dBa) and areas where hearing protection is required

Able and willingness to work in an environment where, due to normal machining operations, there may be dust, fumes, or smoke (not over OSHA Permissible Exposure Levels)

Able and willingness to lift up to 25 pounds repetitively, occasionally lift up to 40 pounds non-repetitively, and sometimes lift over 40 pounds with assistance

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

Basic knowledge of assembly and inspection methods

Basic computer skills

Minimum of 5 years of experience as an experimental mechanic, tool and die maker

Minimum of 3 years of experience in machining, including setup and operation of manual mills, lathes, cutters, and grinders

Familiar with principles of metal rule dies

Familiar with CAD software

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