Machine Operator (2nd shift)

GE Aerospace


Loves Park, IL


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Job Description Summary

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Machine all types of metals
  • Generate and check part dimensions during various machining stages with complex measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers, indicators, special purpose gauges, and scales
  • Achieve all required tolerances and finishes that will produce quality parts in a timely manner and for meeting standards as set forth by Manufacturing Engineering and Quality
  • Continuous visual concentration with or without reasonable accommodation may be necessary to develop and maintain tolerance
  • Ensure all characteristics generated at designated operation are conforming through use of applicable inspection techniques
  • Perform setup and operation of equipment to drawings, method sheets, etc., but may be required to supplement this information with own job knowledge on occasion
  • May do minor maintenance on machines style
  • May be required on a temporary basis, to train operators to use certain equipment which the individual is qualified to
  • Responsible for keeping facilities, material and work area orderly exercising care in their use, maintaining good housekeeping practices
  • Must adhere to all environmental, health and safety requirements and all quality
  • Must actively participate in a team based environment which includes, but not limited to the following: Active participation in daily team meetings and activities, cooperating and relating well with others, practicing direct professional communication with team members, and being open to new ideas from team members and considers opinions different from their own
  • Voucher or account for own time accurately using the prescribed system, as well as, electronically maintain records


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 3 years manufacturing/machining experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience reading and interpreting mechanical blueprints and / or production planning
  • Experience with set-up and operations of any 2 of the following computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining processes: drilling, milling, grinding, turning
  • Ability and willingness to use basic hand tools and measuring devices (i.e. - dial calipers, rulers, tape measures, protractors, micrometers, gauges, etc.) as required within department
  • Ability to lift/ push/ pull up to 35 lbs.

Desired Characteristics:

  • 3-5 years machine shop/prior aerospace engines machining experience
  • Ability to use computers and learn Microsoft Office
  • Education and/or training in machine shop operations
  • Understanding of CNC and manual machine operations
  • Basic programming knowledge to include reading editing of programs
  • Experience in a self-directed team environment
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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About the company

Industry: Aerospace

GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. At GE Aerospace, we believe the world works better when it flies.