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Maintenance Technician - HVAC

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/9/2017 11:17:37 AM
  • 3021974
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Power Nuclear
Location(s): United States; North Carolina; Wilmington

About Us:
Based in Wilmington, N.C., GEH is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a part of a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.
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.

Role Summary:
The Maintenance Technician - HVAC performs a wide variety of complicated maintenance work, involving installation, alteration, repair or rearrangement of machines, facilities, or equipment and their related controls. Will work a substantial portion of the time in the HVAC trade. Will be required to perform maintenance work other than own specialty.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Maintenance Technician - HVAC, you will:

  • Be responsible for maintaining, altering, installing, repairing or rearranging complex equipment or machines and their related controls
  • Diagnose equipment malfunctions and perform corrections with minimum of supervision
  • Must be able to read, interpret and follow complicated drawings to make accurate alignment, fits or installations of parts and equipment such as piping, couplings, wiring, relays etc.
  • Be required to understand, maintain, and repair computerized HVAC control systems and their related inputs
  • Be required to tear down, overhaul, and reassemble intricate mechanisms, machines, apparatus, etc. involving complex mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and lubricating systems
  • Be responsible for providing mechanical or electrical service on various types of machines or equipment, such as chillers, chilled water distribution, dx refrigeration equipment, air compressors and associated systems, cooling towers, boilers, instrument air, steam etc.; various process equipment, heating, air conditioning, and ventilating systems, including their related control equipment; and control equipment such as relays, motor starters, control valves, rotometers, pressure switches, etc.
  • Monitor the environmental control system checking for high d/p and proper airflow on hoods, exhaust systems and recirculation units
  • Troubleshoot airflow problems on exhaust systems and recirculation units and make corrections as needed
  • Investigate and resolve or assist in resolving causes of elevated stack emissions
  • Be required to service and repair various systems and components for chemical or caustic equipment such as tanks, piping, sumps, etc.
  • Install, repair or service such facility or production systems and their related controls as water, sanitary, generators, compressors, chemicals, compressed air, gas, steam, plumbing, heating, ventilating, or air conditioning, and waste treatment
  • Be responsible for performing the most difficult repairing, installing or adjusting of the machines and equipment, and performing other trade work under the direction of supervision, higher or equally rated personnel in skills other than own trade / skill
  • Be responsible for maintenance of filter houses, demisters, dampers and ductwork
  • Be required to follow Operating Procedures and other written safety requirements to perform maintenance tasks and operate machines and equipment to check work performed and demonstrate satisfactory operating condition
  • Be responsible for operating various types of moving equipment used in installation and repair work, such as fork lift trucks, platform lift trucks, mobile crane, hoists, etc.
  • Must be able to perform other maintenance services besides own specialty
  • May be required to work in controlled manufacturing zone, observing strict criticality and radiation protection regulations
  • Perform duties and tasks conforming to all safety regulations and procedures. Keeps facilities, materials and work areas clean and orderly, exercising good housekeeping practices
  • Be responsible for operating and maintaining equipment under specific plant permits and other regulations such as NPDES, DWQ, NRC, Etc. Activities would include correct documentation and follow up to insure compliance

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in HVAC including a minimum of 2 years of experience with: (a) troubleshooting, installation and servicing of industrial HVAC systems such as chillers, ventilators, and air conditioners
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with at least two of the following gauges: micrometers, vernier scales and calipers, and dial indicators
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with: (a) troubleshooting mechanical and/or hydraulic systems; (b) troubleshooting and servicing control circuits; (c) industrial wiring; (d) 3-phase systems

Desired Characteristics:
  • Formal training in HVAC
  • Associate's Degree in a maintenance specialty or trade school
  • Experience with voltage levels up to 480
  • Shop Math, including decimals and fractions
  • Read and interpret complex mechanical and electrical drawings, sketches, and schematics
  • Experience in operating at least two of the following types of machine equipment: milling machines, drill or punch presses (for metal fabrication), grinders (for metal fabrication), saws (for metal fabrication), shears, lathes, deburr / edge contouring machines, welding fabrication
  • Current Freon operation license (Certified Universal Technician per 40 CFR Part 82 Subpart F)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • For controlled area assignments, must be able to successfully pass the Nuclear Safety Training Test, must wear protective clothing, follow strict radiation protection, criticality, and industrial safety regulations
  • Must be medically and mentally capable of wearing appropriate respiratory equipment
  • Required to work shift work in accordance with business needs
  • Will be expected to respond to scheduled overtime, hold over or emergency call-in as required
  • May require employee wear a pager or cell phone
  • Able to handle heavy materials with forklifts, cranes and manually as required
  • Must be able to lift of up to 40 pounds
  • Intermittent lifting up to 80 lbs. individually and manipulating of bulky, heavy machinery and parts, sometimes in awkward positions
  • Must have basic computer skills, including ability to complete maintenance documentation, communication via email, access and retrieve information from the Internet, etc.

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Locations: United States; North Carolina; Wilmington

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.

 GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.  Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion‚Äč of a background investigation and drug screen.

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