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Repair Operator

Camden, SC, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-12560


Job Location

USA, Columbia, SC

Job Posting Title

Repair Operator

The Challenge

The Repair Operator will report to the Assembly Manager of the facility and have responsibilities for water heater repair and touch-ups. In this role, the Repair Operator will perform the repair on units to ensure the highest quality product is being delivered to our customers and perform other tasks and projects assigned by the Assembly Manager.

What you will Do

  • Comply with all safety, quality, and procedure requirements noted in the applicable work instructions.
  • Support projects to improve processes, gather data for analysis repairs and address repair failures.
  • Operate in a LEAN manufacturing environment and provide feedback to management on resolution/ improvement ideas of current issues.
  • Input scrap and repair data into computer systems to quantify scrap loss.
  • Ensures that repair area’s organization and housekeeping,
  • Performs and leads repairs as needed, including tear down, re-assembly of parts, and foam removal.
  • Performs other duties deemed necessary by the Assembly Manager and Zone Leaders.
  • Identify quality issues and troubleshoot to resolution with the production team.
  • Proper communication in pre-shift and end-of-shift meetings, including accurate documentation.
  • Operate basic hand tools (manual and automatic) for occasional and extended periods of time.
  • Spray components with dry ice for foam removal on the units.
  • Move tanks up and down the repair deck with the lift-assist area and pre-foam as needed.
  • Verifies the information on the Manifest is matched to the tank, such as part numbers/ symbols.
  • Moves inventory from production line and repair with mindfulness, not mixing parts and getting only necessary parts for repair.
  • Works with other personnel to resolve quality issues on improperly functioning or uncompleted finished products.
  • Other duties and responsibilities that Assembly Manager may assign.

What you need to Succeed

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Candidate must possess the interpersonal skills to communicate in a fast-paced manufacturing environment effectively.
  • Positive work ethic and attitude; willingness to learn and meet expectations of the various assignments.
  • Dependability; demonstrate and maintain good attendance and punctuality.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must be able to walk/stand throughout the entire shift without the need to sit down.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or a GED equivalent qualification from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 

Working Conditions:

  • Physical working conditions:
  • Wear safety attire or proper PPE daily.
  • Usually work indoors. All areas may not be temperature controlled.
  • Physical demands of the position include: Bending, stooping, twisting, lifting/carrying, pushing/pulling Handling and lifting of parts or materials – minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and overtime on an as-needed basis.

GE Appliances 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.



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