Mechanical Technician Facilitator

Minnetonka, Minnesota
29 Nov 2016
10 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Mechanical Technician Facilitator will lead an hourly workforce under supervision of the department manager, and provide guidance to team members in a fast-paced manufacturing work environment. You will ensure production goals and outputs are met, a safe work environment is maintained, and that the team adheres to quality standards and processes. The Facilitator is a self-driven worker who has great attention for detail and is proficient at multitasking.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Mechanical Technician Facilitator, 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
  • Lead an hourly workforce and take ownership to ensure production goals and outputs are met, a safe work environment is maintained, and that the team adheres to quality standards and processes
  • Schedule personnel on the floor and assign work; direct and assist employees in daily work to ensure products meet order specifications
  • Act as point of contact, or supporting role as needed, for cycle counting; including having specific knowledge of department and SAP computer system and also ordering of materials from warehouse and externally
  • Facilitate daily department meeting - driving actions to closure, understanding reasons for gaps and ways to prevent them from reoccurring
  • Coordinate and follow-up on critical (hot) orders in area, reassign resources as required
  • Identify on-the-job training needs for department
  • Observe and provide coaching to operators on the floor
  • Screen operator time-off requests according to guidelines and update area time-off schedule
  • Provide input on operator performance as part of annual performance review process
  • Conduct new hire area specific training and orientation
  • Support area supervisor / manager on quality procedure review and updates through document change order (DCO) process
  • Support ongoing skill development training of operators in department
  • Support area supervisor / manager on maintaining business processes / practices (work instructions, process sheets, etc.)
  • Support new hire on-the-job training
  • Help to raise awareness and promote participation in company sponsored events
  • Support departments by completing operator functions as needed
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by the area Supervisor or Manager


  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 1 year experience lead or supervisor role

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

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in PVC cutting and gluing assembler
  • Hoist / Crane experience
  • Forklift experience
  • Proficient in MS Office and SAP
  • Demonstrates a high level of operational understanding of work practices, technology and safety risk analysis (SRA)
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Strong communication skills

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