Machinist (2nd OR 3rd shift)

GE Aerospace


Vandalia, IL


Position summary

Job Description Summary

The Machinist will set up, program, machine and inspect production/prototype parts for generators, starters and other rotating assemblies. Position is available on either 2nd or 3rd shift based on preference.

Job Description

Pay starts at $25 per hour, with NSB 5.5% for 2nd ($26.37) and 9.5% ($27.37) for 3rd shift. Position will require training on days for several months before going to preferred shift, but NSB will be paid during training period.


  • Operate a variety of machining tools with a high degree of skill; Perform setup and operation of Manual machines: Knee mills, engine lathes, turret lathes, OD grinders, ID grinders. Also CNC machines: Mazak lathe, Mazak mill, Studer OD grinder, ProtoTrak Lathe and mill.
  • Machine quality parts from work instructions and blueprints.
  • Use measuring equipment such as: vernier micrometers, inside mics, height gages, intrimiks, air gages, dial indicators, dial bore gages to inspect parts during and after machining
  • Make parts from blueprints to close tolerances; produce error-free products 
  • Make simple jigs and fixtures from part prints  
  • Read and complete forms and generate meaningful reports and charts 
  • Keep all machinery, tools, and work areas clean and trammed in  
  • Apply basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions, decimals, and whole numbers) and concepts of geometry and trigonometry; compute numerical conversions to and from the metric system


  • Must have at least 2 years of experience as a machinist or tool and die maker, setting up and running both manual and CNC machines or have completed at least 2 years of trade/vocational school or an apprenticeship program that included training in manual and CNC machining and or tool and die making. 
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds repetitively, occasionally lift up to 35 pounds non-repetitively, and sometimes lift over 35 pounds with assistance 
  • Conform to all EHS guidelines including, but not limited to, wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE); Work in an environment with moderate noise intensity (85 to 89.9 dBa) and areas where hearing protection is required, Work in an environment where, due to normal machining operations, there may be dust, chips, fumes, or smoke (not over OSHA Permissible Exposure Levels)


  • 5 years of experience in machining, including setup and operation of manual mills, lathes, and grinders
  • Ability to program conversational machines and in G&M code  
  • Advanced knowledge of mechanisms and machine operations 
  • Basic knowledge in principles of metal rule dies, CAD/CAM software, and assembly and inspection methods 
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Ability to read blueprints as well as understand applicable information such as written instructions, procedures and specifications that apply to daily work operations 
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and maintain an excellent record of attendance and punctuality 
  • Ambition to excel and advance in skills and knowledge

Additional Job Description

Additional Information

Compensation Grade


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.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunities 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.

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.