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Plumber/Steamfitter

  • GE Corporate
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/30/2017 5:58:43 PM
  • 2817653
  • Job Function: Properties
  • Business Segment: Corporate Global Research
Location(s): United States ; New York; Niskayuna


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At GE Global Research, we’re redefining what’s possible. From cutting-edge research in molecular pathology for use in personalized cancer diagnostics to programs in coal gasification and renewable power that drive clean energy solutions, our work at Global Research is world-renowned. As part of our team, you’ll find yourself among nearly 3,000 scientists and engineers from every discipline in a dynamic atmosphere where you’ll be constantly challenged to learn and grow. You’ll have access to leaders on all levels of the organization and collaborate across the globe with the very best in the field. If you have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate your vision, then join us and watch the work you do create the next generation of products and processes that will impact the globe for generations to come.



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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:
As a plumber/steamfitter, you will perform skilled plumbing activities in support of the facilities maintenance and project efforts.

Essential Responsibilities:
Performs full range of skilled plumbing activities including fabrication, layout, assembly, erection, installation, maintenance and repair of piping systems. Ensures workplace safety standards are met or exceeded.

You will perform work assignments involving fabricating, laying out, assembling, erecting, installing, servicing, maintaining, repairing and dismantling of piping systems including refrigeration and air conditioning, pipe railings, pipe racks and the making of hangers, supports, etc., associated with both facility and equipment maintenance, repair and projects. Provide support on technical aspects of job planning, material requirements, sequencing of tasks, etc. Plan and execute jobs in keeping with plant health, safety and environmental compliance requirements. Interface effectively with other trades, laboratory staff, facilities staff, contractors and visitors.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • AAS Degree in Mechanical or Plant Utilities Technology, or an AOS Degree in HVAC or Construction & Maintenance, or Military Training Course (Class A) in related field, or 3 years work experience in a Manufacturing Facility (with references), or 3 years proven experience in Commercial HVAC service and installation; or Completion of 3 years of a Plumber/Steamfitter Apprentice Program.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints and related technical documents.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly and frequently, carry, climb and work in elevated spaces and extreme temperatures.
  • Must have valid NY State drivers license and be able to drive cars and pick-up trucks.
  • Position requires availably to work overtime as needed.
  • 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 opening.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered.


Desired Characteristics:
  • Journeyman Steamfitter credentials from State or Federal approved Apprentice Program
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal direction.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


    If your goal is to become part of a team of world-class experts from diverse technical fields who are working to redefine what’s possible, click on the “Apply to job” button below.




    Equal Opportunity Employer



    Locations: United States ; New York; Niskayuna

    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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