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Composites Manufacturing Technician

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Entry-Level
  • Posted 2/15/2018 9:51:49 AM
  • 3066211
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): United States; South Carolina; Greenville


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Role Summary:
The Composites Manufacturing Technician is in charge of prototyping advanced glass and carbon fiber composite components for wind turbine blades, composite layup and molding using vacuum resin infusion, and hand layup.



Essential Responsibilities:
As the Composites Manufacturing Technician, you will:

  • Operate shop and laboratory equipment, including layup stations, ply cutter, molds, resin and epoxy mixing systems and related equipment
  • Coordinate and perform mold setup, fabric cutting, placement, resin transfer, adhesive application, mold closing, and composite finishing
  • Optimize processes to produce high quality parts with required consistency and reliability
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose a wide variety of technical issues
  • Drive process improvement and equipment modification, and monitor impact on the manufacture of parts
  • Document standard operating procedures for daily operations, inspections, maintenance, EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) and safety compliance
  • Team with design engineering and other stakeholders to improve process capability and manufacturing ability
  • Perform other assigned duties as required


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • High School Diploma / GED


Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience with production of fiber composite components, such as wind turbine blades and boat hulls, as well as operating relevant equipment
  • Experience with layup, molding, and/or manufacturing with composites
  • Self-motivated, able to multi-task, prioritize, and work independently
  • Team focused, with the ability to recognize a need and communicate to the team for help
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting drawings, schematics, and written instructions
  • Previous knowledge of fixture design
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills needed for creating, issuance and maintenance of work instructions

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Locations: United States; South Carolina; Greenville

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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