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Autowinder Operator

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/10/2016 1:31:19 AM
  • 2749927
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Power Water & Process Technologies
Location(s): United States ; Minnesota; Minnetonka


About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.


GE has confirmed it is exploring options for selling the Water & Process Technologies business. The plan to divest the business is a strategic decision that provides an opportunity to reposition the business for growth and further invest for long-term success. 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.



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 Autowinder Machine Operator will be responsible for the operation, troubleshooting, repair and minor maintenance of automated equipment that models the human action of element rolling. You will be responsible for understanding both the product construction and the machine operation to maximize yields and machine up time. The Autowinder Machine Operator will also work as a tester, setting up, loading, operating and reading test equipment in accordance with the prescribed processes.

Essential Responsibilities:
As an Autowinder Operator you will be working on a rotating, 12-hour shift schedule with shift changes at 4am and 4pm.


In addition, you will:


  • Understand Autowinder safety, quality and production goals; actively engage in meeting these goals
  • Set-up and monitor machine operations according to standard operating instructions
  • Inspect raw materials and products to ensure there are no visual defects; take corrective action as needed
  • Handle, measure and mix chemicals in accordance with prescribed methods and operating requirements
  • Ensure accuracy of testing and data entry of results in manual logs or computer system
  • Log and track Autowinder machine deviations and quality traceability data
  • Inspect and package product to manufacturing specifications
  • Resolve performance issues with the Autowinder by quickly taking action and using investigative, troubleshooting and mechanical skills
  • Interrupt machine operation as necessary to correct operating problems; minimize production of elements that do not meet specifications
  • Communicate technical issues in a timely manner to all levels (managers, co-workers, maintenance, engineers, etc.)
  • Assist with failure & preventative maintenance procedures
  • Comply with Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) rules, including safe work practices and housekeeping practices
  • Participate in EHS meetings, investigations, and audits; proactively communicate and address safety concerns
  • Perform tasks in accordance with quality and regulatory requirements
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by the supervisor, facilitator, or lead

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Associate’s Degree in engineering, plastics technology, industrial technology, instrumentation, automated systems and robotics, electronics engineering technology, industrial controls and robotics, right skills now for manufacturing or similar technical associates degree ( OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 1 year of experience as a machine operator, maintenance technician, or military service)

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work overtime
  • Ability and willingness to lift, maneuver and carry up to 50 lbs., as required
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, as required
  • Ability and willingness to stand and/or walk for up to 8 or 12 hour days, as required
  • Willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, and safety shoes
  • Willingness to work in a tobacco-free environment
  • Ability and willingness to work a 12 hour shift
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience working in and navigating computer applications. Ability to perform basic functions in Excel, including navigating to files, data input, copy & paste and sums
  • Strong mathematical aptitude, such as ability to calculate flow rate and take measurements of circumference
  • Experience participating in the development of work instructions and operating guides
  • Basic SAP experience, including navigating in the system, looking up test specs and ensuring bills of materials match recipes
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Quality inspection experience, including experience identifying and resolving product quality issues
  • Detail orientated
  • Strong communication skills and ability to learn and understands all policies, practices, and procedures
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Previous experience performing setup, troubleshooting and operation of automated machines

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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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