Manufacturing Technician
GE Power & Water - Vista, CA

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Job Number

1677142

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

The Membrane Process Technician supports manufacturing operations through analysis, documentation and operator training. He / she performs physical material testing, collects and analyzes process data and designs and implements experiments in support of Operations and Technology groups.

Essential Responsibilities

In addition, you will:
Observe all Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) rules, including housekeeping practices; participate in EHS meetings, investigations, and audits

Proactively communicate and address safety concerns

Set-up, operate, and clean membrane production equipment

Conduct handling and mixing of chemicals according to prescribed formulas and procedures (strong acids, bases, and solvents are used in regular process)

Enter production data into database, forms, logs, and SAP accurately, clearly, and completely

Move raw materials and finished products to proper locations

Monitor and document raw material and final product quality, including making adjustments to coating processes to assure membrane meets specifications, and perform and document cell tests on membrane

Perform troubleshooting to identify and correct root cause of malfunction to minimize scrap

Follow all life-critical policies and procedures (Lock-out / Tag-Out, Confined Space Entry, Line-Break)

Contain, label, store, and transfer hazardous waste according to applicable regulations

May be required to unload and test bulk chemical tankers

Support area cycle counts, inventory control, SAP transactions

Perform regularly scheduled maintenance and calibration procedures

Prepare and package membrane samples

Assist in process changes and new product development

Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related technical discipline (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience as a machine operator, maintenance technician, chemical mixer, chemical handling of which you have learned the following skills: inventory control using SAP, troubleshooting a continuous web or paper handling process, large scale chemical mixing, completing simple shop math calculations (percentages, chemical usage rates, yields, etc.) using lab equipment like an FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy), UV-Vis (ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy), Karl Fisher, viscometer, conductivity meter, micrometer, or other similar lab equipment)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Ability and willingness to work with chemicals, including solvents and acids as required

Ability and willingness to work overtime as required

Ability and willingness to work weekend shifts as required

Ability and willingness to wear personal protective equipment (for example safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, safety shoes, and a full-face respirator) as required

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

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

Prior experience in membrane fabrication at GE

Programmable Logic Control experience

High attention for detail to ensure safe and accurate chemical mixing

Knowledge and understanding of web-handling manufacturing

Trained to operate a fork truck in a manufacturing area

Strong communication skills and ability to learn and understands all policies, practices, and procedures

Experience working with chemicals

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