Richmond, Virginia
03 Oct 2016
06 Apr 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Machinist will work at the Richmond, VA Service Center and will Set-up and operate manual and CNC machining equipment in machine shop department in order to drill, face, saw, turn, mill, grind, thread and bore various parts, materials and assemblies to precision tolerances and specified finishes.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Set-up and operate a variety of machines performing various machining operations from simple to very complex using manual and CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machining equipment (including, but not limited to mills, drills, grinders, lathes, horizontal/ vertical bore)
  • Selects and grinds tools in accordance with hardness, machine capability, and properties of material to be machined
  • Use of a variety of measuring devices
  • Use of a wide variety of associated shop equipment and tooling


  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience operating machining equipment such as boring bars, vertical boring mills, horizontal boring mills, and or other equipment used to support repairs of steam/gas turbines and generator equipment.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience reading blueprints

  • Ability and willingness to work 2nd shift
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, various shifts, holidays and weekends, as required
  • Ability and willingness to wear personal protective equipment
  • 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 opening

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

  • Associate's Degree in a technical discipline or Trade School Degree from an accredited college, university or trade school
  • CNC M and G code programming experience
  • Large CNC Lathe or Horizontal Boring Mill (HBM) or Large Vertical Boring Mill (VBM) experience
  • Experience with operating at least two of the following smaller CNC machines without direct supervision: Small HBM, Vertical Turret Lathe (VTL), Farrel Lathe, Georg Mill
  • Accomplished skills in their trade with experience on Power Generating Equipment
  • Experience using precision measuring instruments
  • Experience using the metric system