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Test Technician - 2nd Shift

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/26/2017 5:51:06 PM
  • 3000823
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States; Texas; Fort Worth


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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:
The Locomotive Test Technician (2nd/Night Shift) in our Locomotive Final Assembly area will be responsible for the testing and checking of all major components and subsystems of a Locomotive prior to final shipment to the customer. In this role you will be responsible for troubleshooting methods to identify problems, critically analyze and develop solutions, and report key findings to various key stakeholders including; Quality organization and internal production departments.

Essential Responsibilities:
In addition, you will:
  • Test all electrical and mechanical systems on a locomotive and locomotive sub-assemblies including but not limited too complicated circuits, electrical measurements, air brake systems, diesel engines, and interactions between all systems
  • Diagnose, adjust, troubleshoot and repair all defects found during testing
  • Perform tests required for emissions and fuel consumption or other engineering testing for all types of locomotives
  • Conduct track testing of all types of locomotives and be expected to follow all rules pertaining to the operation of a locomotive
  • Calculate and record data; data may have to be compiled into test reports for record keeping
  • Use material transport devices including but not limited to radio controlled cranes, forklifts and tuggers
  • Work with various engineering departments and outside vendors
  • Conduct auditing of all phases of production to verify conformity to all mechanical and electrical standards
  • All tests may have set ups and special instrumentation required to determine parts performance and systems characteristics

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Associate’s Degree OR 2 Year Technical / Engineering Degree in an Electrical or Mechanical field
  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience in a related field

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of AC / DC theory, digital electronics and fiber optics
  • Knowledge or training in pneumatic air systems
  • Thorough understanding and ability to work from with complicated electrical schematics, Verbal instructions and / or drawings
  • Meet the physical and safety standards for test track operation of all types of locomotives
  • Operate computers and recording instrumentation, including maintenance and calibration, to validate pre and post conditions of locomotives
  • Set up, operate, test, adjust, perform defect analysis and repair radio frequency equipment (complete equipment) requiring a Federal Communications Commission Second Class Radiotelephone License
  • Computer Skills
  • Must have ability to properly use and care for assigned tools and equipment
  • Must be able to adhere to standards, do a quality job in a safe manner and within acceptable time
  • Must be able to work any shift
  • Promote climate of cooperation; leading by example mentoring others in quality, safety, environmental, lean and HPWT philosophies
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in any combination and concentration of the above mentioned areas and ability to rotate through all or most of the processes rather than being assigned to a specific task
  • Ability to work as part of a team and perform all related duties

    Locations: United States; Texas; Fort Worth

    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 conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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