Painter 2 (Paint Shop) 1st Shift Job at GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation, Norwich, CT

  • GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation
  • Norwich, CT

Job Description

Job Description Summary

About GE Aerospace

Are you ready to elevate your future? You'll be warmly welcomed at GE Aerospace where we are advancing aviation technologies for today and tomorrow. Your work will contribute to the production of advanced jet engines, components and integrated systems that power commercial and military aircraft. You'll be part of a team that embraces your drive, your curiosity, and your unique ideas and perspectives. You'll learn and achieve as part of an on-going LEAN transformation. And, most importantly, you'll share in our pride and purpose that affects the lives of millions around the world.

Working at our Norwich Location

As Norwich's top aviation parts manufacturer, the GE Aerospace team is focused on quality, delivery, and cost by driving continuous improvement. Successful candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment, flexible work hours/work arrangements, and managers who will encourage your career development and growth.

Job Description

Basic Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency
  • 1 year experience paint shop operations
  • Requires use of basic hand tools and measuring devices (verniers, micrometers, measuring tape, calipers, scales, etc.
  • Proficient in use of basic computer applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
  • Basic understanding of blueprint and process sheet interpretation
  • Understanding of basic mathematical principles (conversions to decimal system; milliliters, grams, etc.)
  • Must pass visual acuity exam
  • 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.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
  • Perform painting on all products and specialized parts (i.e. - DDSI parts, bellows, NPD)
  • Perform complex error repairs in materials or surfaces
  • Responsible for ensuring expiration date of materials to ensure materials are current
  • Most frequent interaction with internal and/or external customers and support functions (i.e. - Planners, Engineering) outside of home department
  • Act as primary contact for auditors
  • Perform duties on proto-type or first-time builds
  • Participate in and support team initiatives
  • Cross-train with other employees as needed based upon knowledge and experience
  • Compliantly complete all written and/or electronic labor tracking documentation
  • Assist in inspection of painted/coated parts;
  • Possess understanding of paint room processes and proper workflow
  • Participate in, support, and assist leading team initiatives
  • Report problems to appropriate resource and/or Coach
  • Keep all shift operators informed on special problems involving operation or set up
  • Communicate with team to ensure all team members are aware of new processes and/or issues
  • Assist Engineering and/or Team in development and/or improvement of layout procedures and process sheets
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance and inspections for compliance
  • Keep equipment in operation by making timely adjustments
  • Proactively work to improve efficiency and quality of products
  • Must be comfortable working with and around chemicals
  • Must be FAA Certified
  • Utilize proper PPE, safety equipment, and follow safety procedures
  • Other duties as required per department.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working with paints and coatings, and understanding of basic chemical safety
  • Experience in a self-directed teaming environment
  • 3-5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to proactively work with limited supervision
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn.
  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively
  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed
  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative.
  • Problem-solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker
  • Ability to use Microsoft applications to analyze data (i.e. -Word, Excel, Oracle, etc.).
  • Familiarity with 5S & lean manufacturing knowledge.
Physical demands:
  • Ability to continuously use hands and fingers in repetition.
  • Ability to occasionally bend, stoop, twist, crouch, squat, climb, and/or balance.
  • Ability to continuously sit; ability to occasionally lift to 20 lbs.; ability to push/pull up to 22 lbs.

*All job descriptions are subject to change and/or updates.

FAA Drug test requirement

Additional Information:

The pay for this position is $20.60/hr. This position is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus based on a percentage of your base salary/ commission based on the plan. This posting is expected to close on 8/1/24.

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling, and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a "Sponsor"). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor's welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation for purposes of participating in the application/hiring process with GE. If you are unable or limited in your ability to apply or interview as a result of your disability, you can request reasonable accommodations by emailing us at .

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and FAA drug screen (as applicable).

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.

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

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Contract work, Relocation package, Flexible hours, Day shift, All shifts,

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