Maintenance Lead
GE Power & Water - Vista, CA

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GE offers a great work environment and challenging careers. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all, including minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled. The Maintenance Lead will provide leadership and guidance to a team of maintenance employees under supervision of the department manager. They will ensure production schedules are met by scheduling and completing equipment PMs, allocating resources to equipment repairs to limit unscheduled downtime, and ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained. They will also maintain, troubleshoot, and repair complex industrial machines.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition you will:
  • Observe all Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) policies and procedures, including housekeeping practices and participation in EHS meetings, investigations, and audits
  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive and predictive maintenance requirements on machinery and mechanical equipment; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments
  • Remove defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts
  • Determine changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments
  • Adjust functional parts or devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges
  • Fabricate repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment
  • Maintain equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt
  • Provide mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests
  • Prepare mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Draw or modify prints and schematics for equipment or equipment upgrades
  • Design / build equipment, jigs, and fixtures
  • Perform troubleshooting on PLC (Programmable Logic Control), ladder logic, and control circuits
  • Perform and document routine preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Evaluate processes and make recommendations for improvements
  • Provide assistance and training to other maintenance and department personnel as directed
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by Supervisor

  • Associates Degree from an accredited college or university OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 5 years of related experience maintaining and troubleshooting equipment
  • Minimum of 5 years of additional experience maintaining and troubleshooting equipment

    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

  • Experience troubleshooting PLC (Programmable Logic Control) operation and programming, Ladder Logic, and Control Circuits
  • Working knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting manufacturing equipment
  • Experience troubleshooting and maintaining web-handling equipment
  • Knowledge of electrical principles and control circuits
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and mechanical drawings with orthogonal projections
  • Machining (Lathe and Mill) and welding (MIG / TIG) skills
  • Ability to use hand tools and basic machine shop equipment
  • Computer skills, including the ability to prepare charts and graphs in Excel
  • Hands on experience with maintenance management / scheduling software
  • High attention to detail, good powers of observation
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with strong communication skills
  • Willingness to be flexible with working different shifts and overtime requirements
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, troubleshooting and resolving issues with little or no assistance
  • Ability to learn, understand and follow all policies, practices and procedures
  • Provides own common hand tools

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