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Machine Process and Plant Operator – VPI System

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/9/2017 11:17:40 AM
  • 2853148
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): Australia; Perth, Newcastle, Brisbane


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Role Summary:
The purpose of the Vacuum Pressure Impregnator (VPI) operator role is to operate as part of a team responsible for the cost-effective repair and overhaul of various electrical motors and components in accordance with OEM and Quality System requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:
The VPI operator will report to the Materials and Production Planner for the GE OHV long term service agreement (LTSA). The role will function as a team in a self-directed teaming environment. Responsibilities of the role include the day to day maintenance and repair of various electric motors, input on the daily scheduling of production work, assisting and giving input in cost reduction initiatives, adherence to all quality and EHS policies and directives. The role works closely with individuals and teams such as; Operations, Service, Material Fulfilment and Supply teams.

  • Work as part of a high performing team to achieve team and business objectives. 
  • Ensure team compliance to GE Quality, EHS and other policies are always adhered to. 
  • Actively participate in the teaming model, including but not limited to teaming meetings and fulfilling the functions or duties decided by the team on a rotational basis. 
  • Conduct VPI operations to overhauled Rotors and Stators, rewinds and repairs on OHV Motors, Alternators and Blower Motors. 
  • Prepare all lead wires, cables and connections to prevent submersion in the resin during the processing. 
  • Post VPI cleaning and removal of excess resin, protective coatings or masking, tapping out the threaded holes and studs etc. 
  • Ensure continued safe operation of the VPI including use of preventative maintenance and resin preservation methods to minimise costs whilst maintaining class leading safety standards. 
  • Estimate costs describe problems, and/or expected serviceability levels. 
  • Disassemble electro-mechanical equipment noting parts identification, configuration, and condition. 
  • Clean electro-mechanical equipment assemblies using various methods and steps, including, but not limited to: parts washers/steamers glass beads blasting, etc. 
  • Use precision measurement tools and equipment to determine serviceability and accurate notation of results.  
  • Replace or repair worn or defective mechanical or electro-mechanical assemblies, including, but not limited to: bearings, brushes, brush holders, motor leads, seals, impellers, mechanical switches, fans, coils, and shields. 
  • Re-test reassembled electro-mechanical equipment for proper output and operation. 
  • Prepare cost estimates for repair of products including description of the problem, and/or expected serviceability. 
  • Complete required paperwork for each job accurately and on a timely basis. 
  • Operate specialized repair and testing equipment and other equipment as needed. 
  • Lift, tighten, adjust, and/or secure heavy objects to perform work duties. 
  • Keep work area neat and clean.
    - Assist other technicians and/or other shop members in skilled and/or non-skilled duties. 
  • Perform other skilled or non-skilled duties as directed or as collectively decided by team. 
  • Participate in workplace inspections and safe work observations.
    - Ensure mandatory PPE is applied. 
  • Comply with mandatory random drug and alcohol testing. 
  • Attend all teaming toolbox talks, workplace safety meetings and compliance talks. 
  • Undertake training required for the position. 
  • Work with the team to ensure flexibility and responsiveness to deliver work in accordance with customer requirements. 
  • Prioritise workloads.


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Proven ability to identify report and address risks and work safely in manufacturing/repair facility. 
  • Possession of Engineering Trade Qualification Level III in Electrical Machine Repair, Electrical Fitting, mechanical fitment, process control/process plant operations or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of complex processes and plant in the repair / overhaul of components or plant.
  • Relevant VPI experience highly desirable 
  • Sound communication skills including – concise verbal skills, the ability to write short technical reports and actively listen and follow instructions. 
  • Proven ability to give and receive feedback to facilitate personal growth and the growth of other team members. 
  • Flexible and adaptable customer solution focussed attitude. 
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex problem solving 
  • Possession of or commitment to obtaining High Risk Work Licences – Forklift, Dogger or Rigger tickets. 
  • WA electrical licencing is desirable 
  • Machining qualifications or experience relevant to the role is desirable. 
  • Brazing and/or Welding qualifications desirable.


Desired Characteristics:
  • Brazing and/or Welding qualifications desirable. 
  • WA electrical licencing is desirable 
  • Machining qualifications or experience relevant to the role is desirable.


Locations: Australia; Perth, Newcastle, Brisbane

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