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Membrane Fabricator - 2nd Shift

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:25:15 PM
  • 2911505
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Power Water & Process Technologies
Location(s): United States; Minnesota; Minnetonka


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GE announced they signed a definitive agreement to sell the Water & Process Technologies business to SUEZ, a services and solutions company with global operations primarily in water and waste management. The deal will be subject to customary closing conditions such as regulatory review and appropriate consultation and we expect this to be complete by mid-2017. Water & Process Technologies will operate business as usual through this process and will continue to meet its commitments to its valued customers and employees. This includes hiring strong talent to help the business grow and be successful. GE is targeting to complete the sale of the business by mid-2017.



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Role Summary:
The Membrane Fabricator is responsible for operating the state-of-the-art membrane coating equipment, including chemical mixing, quality checks, troubleshooting, and packaging.



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 (Systems Applications and Products) 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


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • 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 High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a machine operator, maintenance technician, chemical mixer / handler, or military service
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability and willingness to work with chemicals, including solvents and acids, as required
  • 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 2nd shift Monday-Friday 2pm-10pm
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, as required
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, as required


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 (PLC) 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
  • Current membrane experience

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Locations: United States; Minnesota; Minnetonka

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity 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.
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