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The Asheville Maintenance Technician will maintain production and facility support equipment to required specifications. As a Maintenance Technician you will be required to diagnose, repair, and calibrate mechanical, electro-mechanical, and electronic control systems for CNC machine tools, manufacturing processes, test equipment, facility/ utility and other associated equipment. Troubleshooting problems that may result from programming, tooling, machine set-up, instrumentation, calibration, component failure, and other errors. Must actively participate in a team-based environment, participate in problem solving groups, and train other Maintenance Technicians.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

• Maintain, repair, install, adjust, and modify complex process equipment and instrumentation. Work with qualified operators or support teams to validate corrective actions and demonstrate satisfactory operating condition.
• Maintain and repair the facility infrastructure and utility equipment to provide a reliable and safe working environment.
• Read, interpret, and follow intricate and complex blueprints, schematics, and instruction manuals as they apply to the hydraulic, pneumatic, and electro-mechanical apparatus of the CNC machine tools and manufacturing process equipment.
• Train production and technical support personnel as required.
• Take a lead role in completing problem solving assignments.
• Utilize Maximo (CMMS) to obtain and complete work orders, in-order to keep accurate documentation of work and machine history.
• Must utilize required documentation practices as described in site quality procedures.
• Responsible for performing preventive and predictive maintenance on all CNC/conventional machines and process equipment. Update documentation as required.
• Performs duties and tasks conforming to all safety regulations and procedures, such as LOTO, confined space, Fall Protection/Arrest, hot work permits, and NFPA 70e. Keep facilities, materials, and work areas clean and orderly, exercise good housekeeping practices.
• Use of ladders, powered hand tools, fork trucks, scissor lifts and other equipment to perform maintenance duties.
• Must be able to utilize complex electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical test equipment such as oscilloscopes, recorders, VOMs, vernier calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, ball bars, laser alignment tools, electronic levels and specialized test equipment as required.
• Must actively participate in a team-based environment which includes, but not limited to the following: active participation in daily team meetings and activities, cooperates and relates well with others, practices direct professional communication with team members, be open to new ideas from team members, participate in continuous improvement and lean transformation, and considers opinions different from their own.

Basic Qualifications/Requirements:

• Required to have a High School Diploma, or GED equivalent
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in industrial maintenance or previous lead technician role in comparable industry
• Strong knowledge of mechanics and the mechanical fit of components, assemblies and sub-assemblies as applied to the precision tolerances required for maintaining and/or restoring the CNC machines to O.E.M. specifications
• Heavy lifting (up to 50lbs), pushing, pulling, climbing, crawling, bending, and/or squatting/stooping or working in tight places or above shoulder height
• Well-rounded troubleshooting skills in mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic maintenance repair
• Eyesight correctable to 20/25
• Experience reading and interpreting complex mechanical drawings, schematics, instruction manuals, diagrams, N/C and PLC (ladder) programs
• Working knowledge of typical testing equipment devices such as oscilloscopes, megger, multimeter, ball bar, or laser alignment
• Experience performing duties and tasks conforming to all safety regulations and procedures, such as LOTO, confined space, hot work permits, and NFPA 70e
• Basic computer and keyboarding skills and Microsoft Office knowledge

Desired Qualifications:

• Associates degree in technical field of trade school certificate desired
• Advanced understanding of CNC lathes and machining centers, and associated tooling and fixtures. (Machining)
• Maintain a positive attitude that encompasses a team environment
• Ability to lead and direct small teams within maintenance (preventive, predictive and reliability-focused) to plan and organize resources for work projects
• Ability to lead problem solving team and LEAN manufacturing groups
• Knowledge and understanding of logic and complex systems (PLC’s, robotics, etc.)
• Ability to manage time and multiple projects in addition to normal duties
• Maintain proactive stance rather than reactive in dealing with equipment and process repairs or improvements
• Repair equipment in safe, timely and professional manner
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to train other technicians, engineers, operators, or support personnel

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.


GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is anEqual 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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

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