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Decatur, AL, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-12864


Job Location

USA, Decatur, AL

Job Posting Title


The Challenge

Join the GE Appliances team in a high-energy, production facility environment. Our Maintenance Technicians – support appliance manufacturing operations to provide preventive maintenance, and ensure equipment reliability & uptime in support of safety, quality, delivery, and meeting cost objectives.  This is an essential manufacturing maintenance role involving machine setup, troubleshooting, repairs, and preventative maintenance to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.

What you will Do

The Electrical Maintenance Technician III is responsible for being thoroughly familiar with all Decatur plant equipment and staying current in "State of the art" developments in electronics. Responsibilities also include instructing other maintenance people in theory and application as it pertains to maintenance of controls, as well as recommending preventative maintenance procedures,
assisting in troubleshooting, repair, and modification of equipment.

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, repair and improve hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot VFD’s and Servo Drives, setting and adjusting parameters and replacement of such devices
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, mechanical equipment and pumps
  • Perform preventive maintenance 
  • Complete shop records and use reporting systems following established procedures 
  • Adjust manufacturing equipment and test machinery for accuracy
  • Provide quick response to maintenance requests and calls from maintenance leadership and manufacturing operations teams 
  • Follow safe work methods and procedures to avoid injury to self and co-workers or damage to company property, including use of all required personal protective equipment, following safety precautions (e.g. LOTO), ensuring machine guards, etc. 
  • Follow proper housekeeping standards to ensure clean and organized maintenance work areas ICAL

Why GE Appliances?

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits starting day one
  • Tuition reimbursement and career development
  • Generous 401k plan with company contributions
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and personal time
  • Paid parental leave
  • On-site cafeteria and credit union
  • And, so much more!

What you need to Succeed


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or GED equivalent and
    • Associates Degree in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical field or similar with 5 or more years of experience in electrical maintenance in an industrial/manufacturing environment, OR
    • Equivalent trade school certification with 5 or more years of experience in the Electrical field.
    • Technical training with military service and 5 years' experience in maintenance in an industrial/manufacturing environment
  • Possess demonstrated experience working with 480V, 220V, 120V, and low volt DC electrical controls and systems and the ability to read and understand electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic schematics
  • Must have demonstrated work experience with AC/DC power and process logic controllers (PLC) used in manufacturing
  • Must be team oriented and work well with others.
  • Proven ability to work with these factors:
    • Perform work in a loud/noisy environment
    • Change shifts and work overtime and weekends, as required
    • Work with parts/equipment which may be hot, cold, and/or wet
    • Work outside in all weather conditions and work at heights
    • Use a wide range of powered tools and hand tools and vibratory tools/equipment
    • Operate motorized equipment, including but not limited to scissor lifts, JLGs, fork trucks, etc. 
  • Must be capable of attaining annual medical clearance for respirator usage as well as clearance for all areas of the plant
  • Perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation, including, but not limited to:
    • Intermittently sit or stand with frequent walking.
    • Occasionally lift or move component parts up to 50 lbs.  
    • Pushing/pulling up to 35 lbs.
    • Use hands to handle or feel parts - grasp, squeeze, pinch, manual dexterity.
    • Reach with hands and arms, stoop, twist, kneel, crouch, bend at the waist or crawl.
    • Talk and hear, use close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision.
    • May be exposed to outside weather conditions prevalent at the time.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
    • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.
    • Occasionally exposed to wet and /or humid conditions; high, precarious places, fumes, or airborne particles, foam rooms and caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Technical certifications a strong plus
  • Experience working with Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), Analog and digital AC/DC drive systems, pneumatic/hydraulic systems
  • Mechanical aptitude – ability to understand basic mechanical concepts and relationships

GE Appliances invites all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. If you have a disability that prevents or limits your ability to use or access the site, or if you require any other accommodation in the application process due to a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting us at [email protected].

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.

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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