Machine Operator-Entry Level

Parsippany, New Jersey
03 Oct 2016
06 Apr 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Machine Operator-Entry Level is responsible for the set up and operation of electro-chemical drilling machines. Metem, a GE Power business, is global supplier and worldwide leader in machining Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) super-alloy components for the power generation industry. Metem offers cooling hole technologies in the power generation and aerospace industries to increase engine efficiency.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Machine Operator-Entry Level, you will:
  • Operate previously set-up electro-chemical machines to cut metal work pieces under direct supervision
  • Observe company safety rules and regulations
  • Examine operation sheets of product and plan operation of machine for basic types of ECM operations
  • Dress electrodes according to standard practices and part requirements, and identify any conditions that will render an electrode unusable
  • Check set-up and electrodes at the start of each shift
  • Check depth of electrodes to workpiece before every operation
  • Position and secure work pieces on electro-chemical machine table with clamps, vices or fixtures
  • Perform minor adjustments to set-up of electrodes to ensure concentricity, alignment and depth of electrode to work piece using measuring instruments such as dial indicators or computer machine controllers
  • Turn controls to adjust machine settings such as voltage, current and electrode feed rate according to information on charts, operation sheets, data cards and/or knowledge of electro-chemical machine procedures
  • Turn valves to adjust flow of acid through electrodes and on work piece
  • Start machine and observe beginning of operation
  • Make adjustments as necessary within specifications to ensure operation runs smoothly
  • Check on machine and electrodes frequently throughout the operation
  • Inspect work pieces visually and with specified measuring instruments for conformance to specifications and record measured dimensions
  • Use electronic documenting system to update status of parts as they are moved throughout the plant, and record all necessary quality information including accept / reject criteria and detailed information regarding any quality defects
  • Move completed work pieces to outgoing area, and from incoming area for next operation
  • Maintain tools and measuring instruments supplied by company
  • Maintain company production and quality standards
  • Report unusual problems or conditions to manager
  • Keep track of how much time is spent on each machine or activity throughout the shift and record daily through electronic system
  • Perform, as assigned, other similar or related duties


  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Ability and willingness to work the 2nd shift beginning at 4:50 pm
  • Ability and willingness to lift/push/pull at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional weekend shifts
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as required
  • Ability and willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example: safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, and safety shoes
  • Ability and willingness to work with chemicals
  • Ability and willingness to take a pre-employment test

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

  • Has strong ethical stands and integrity
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Able to follow written instructions and take verbal instructions for multiple assembly tasks in a manufacturing shop environment
  • Demonstrates strong communication and follow-up skills
  • Able to work with computerized shop floor tools to include, but not limited to: vouchering systems, on-line quality programs, and payroll management tools
  • Demonstrates positive attitude, work ethic, and self-motivation
  • Ability to be a strong team player
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team with minimal supervision
  • Experience in manufacturing
  • Has a strong belief in Metem, a GE Power business, and the exciting opportunities it is pursuing
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