Weld / NDE Specialist
GE Power & Water - Schenectady, NY

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

The Weld / NDE Specialist will support the welding and NDE processes of Steam Turbines and Generators in a highly cross-functional environment within GE Power & Water in Schenectady, NY – the birthplace of GE and business headquarters. In this role, you will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional areas of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Identify applicable materials, welding and NDT standards and internal Engineering / Manufacturing Technical Practices and define how those are applied / proceduralized
  • Provide assurance of compliance against the above mentioned standards and practices
  • Identify, assess, report, and manage key materials, welding, and NDT risks
  • Provide QA / QC services on all relevant welding and NDT issues
  • Provide oversight for operation and maintenance of plant NDT equipment
  • Liaison with GE Power & Water Materials and Process Engineering to resolve issues and drive improvements
  • Manage on-site Metallurgical Laboratory
  • Engage shop employees to get their active involvement in the key practical materials, welding, and NDT issues to ensure technical choices can practically be implemented in a safe and efficient manner
  • Utilize Six Sigma tools and advanced technology to improve business operations and support NPIs

  • Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in welding and/or nondestructive testing

  • NDT Level II qualified
  • ASNT Basic Level III qualified

  • 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
  • Certified Welding Inspector and/or experience and technical knowledge of welding processes and inspection
  • In-depth knowledge of commonly used NDT examination techniques (MT, PT, VT & UT) ASNT certificate desirable
  • Knowledge and expertise on commonly used materials, processes, and coatings
  • Demonstrated performance executing manufacturing process improvements
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to lead teams or projects achieving desired results on schedule
  • Six Sigma training (GE Employees Only)
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Experience with failure analysis / root cause analysis
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