Vacuum Furnace Operator 2 (Vacuum Braze) 2nd Shift Job at GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation, Norwich, CT

  • GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation
  • Norwich, CT

Job Description

Job Description Summary

In this challenging position you will operate and maintain multiple furnaces in accordance with NQWI standards as you assemble and braze metal and ceramic parts using a variety of braze alloys.

Job Description

Basic Qualifications
  • High School Education or GED equivalency.
  • 1 year manufacturing experience
  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.
  • Requires use of basic hand tools and measuring devices (verniers, micrometers, calipers, go-no-go gauges, dial indicators, etc.
  • Basic understanding of blueprint and process sheet interpretation.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude; performs basic mathematical conversion calculations.
  • Proficient use of basic computer applications.
  • Ability and willingness to operate high temperature ovens and furnaces.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
  • Participate in and support team initiatives; receive guidance, training and feedback from employees.
  • Cross-train other employees as needed based upon knowledge and experience.
  • Compliantly complete all written and/or electronic labor tracking documentation.
  • Communicate with team to ensure all team members are aware of new issues and/or processes, etc. Proactively work to improve efficiency and quality of parts.
  • Select and obtain tool fixtures and programs to anneal and harden a wide variety of metal parts and components.
  • Assemble and braze metal and ceramic parts using a variety of braze alloys.
  • Must possess the ability to interpret process sheets/print specifications and apply strict specifications while working closely within close tolerances.
  • Operate and maintain multiple furnaces in accordance with NQWI standards.
  • Enter program data, change over, adjust equipment, vary temperatures, timing, furnace internal atmospheric conditions by introduction or evacuation of gases as specified or directed.
  • Effectively and efficiently produce parts according to certification and quality guidelines.
  • May assist with prototypes or first-time builds.
  • Assist in maintenance and calibration support groups in maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Record and log data and verify completeness of documentation to comply with NADCAP requirements.
  • Must have a minimum of ninety (90) days on-the-job training before certification, and annually recertify in accordance with TP-004 Vacuum Braze Checklist.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with peers, leadership and customers.
  • Reports problems to appropriate resource and/or Coach.
  • Proactively work to improve efficiency and quality of products.
  • Utilizes proper PPE, safety equipment, and follow safety procedures per position requirements.
  • Understands and abides by the GE Leadership behaviors.
  • Other duties as be required

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in a self-directed teaming environment.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment working with furnaces.
  • Familiarity with 6S & lean manufacturing knowledge.

Physical demands:
  • Ability to continuously use hands and fingers in repetition.
  • Ability to occasionally bend, stoop, twist, crouch, squat, climb, and/or balance.
  • Ability to continuously sit; ability to occasionally lift to 20 lbs.; ability to push/pull up to 22 lbs.

The pay for this position is $20.60/hr. plus $2/hr. for the shift difference. This position is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus based on a percentage of your base salary/ commission based on the plan. This posting is expected to close on 8/10/2024.

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling, and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a "Sponsor"). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor's welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation for purposes of participating in the application/hiring process with GE. If you are unable or limited in your ability to apply or interview as a result of your disability, you can request reasonable accommodations by emailing us at Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen (as applicable).

Additional Job Description

Additional Information

Compensation Grade


This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Contract work, Relocation package, Shift work, Afternoon shift,

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