Membrane Fabricator - Night Shift

Minnetonka, Minnesota
06 Oct 2016
01 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Membrane Fabricators - Night Shift will be responsible for operating the state-of-the-art membrane coating equipment, including chemical mixing, quality checks, troubleshooting, and packaging. As the Membrane Fabricator, you will be working a 12-hour shift schedule; rotating days of the week, including every other weekend. Our Membrane department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These openings are for the night shift 6pm-6am.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Membrane Fabricator, 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 state-of-the-art membrane production equipment
  • Perform troubleshooting to identify and correct root cause of malfunction to minimize scrap
  • Assist in process changes and new product development
  • 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 ensure the membrane meets specifications, and perform and document cell tests on membrane
  • 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
  • Unload and test bulk chemical tankers, if necessary
  • Support area cycle counts, inventory control, SAP transactions
  • Perform regularly scheduled maintenance and calibration procedures
  • Prepare and package membrane samples
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by the supervisor, facilitator, or lead


  • Associate's Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Instrumentation, Automated Systems and Robotics, Electronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Controls and Robotics, Right Skills now for Manufacturing, Chemistry, or similar technical degree (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a machine operator, maintenance technician, chemical mixer / handler, or military service)
  • 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 a schedule that rotates days of the week and includes every other weekend coverage, resulting in working seven out of every fourteen days
  • Ability and willingness to work a 12-hour shift schedule (6pm-6am)
  • Ability and willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, safety shoes, and a full-face respirator, as required
  • Ability and willingness to work the night shift

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

  • Inventory control experience using SAP or other inventory control program
  • Experience troubleshooting a continuous web or paper handling process
  • Ability to complete simple shop math calculations (percentages, chemical usage rates, yields, etc.)
  • Experience using lab equipment such as FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy), UV-Vis (ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy), Karl Fisher, viscometer, conductivity meter, micrometer, or other similar lab equipment
  • 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
  • Ability to learn and understand all policies, practices, and procedures
  • Experience working with chemicals

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