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GE Vernova Machinist Technician Technology Program in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

GE partnered with Hudson Valley to create the Machinist Technician Technology Program (MTTP) which combines both academic studies and on-the-job training to develop the fundamentals required to become a skilled machinist with GE Power machine tools. Students will attend class at Hudson Valley 4-days a week and report to the GE Schenectady site 1-day a week for training during the fall and spring semester. Students will train full-time during a summer semester through an internship, and will be eligible for employment as a GE machinist following graduation.

Job Description

Program Summary

  • Specialized 2-year program combining on-the-job training with coursework through Hudson Valley Technical College

  • Students spend 4-days a week in the classroom and 1-day onsite training during the school year

  • Mandatory internship during the summer term

  • All applicants will go through a entry exam and interview process prior to employment

  • Apprentices paid for on-the-job training

  • Tuition, and books paid by GE through sponsorship

  • All applicants will be subject to a retention agreement of 2 years in order to be sponsored by GE

  • Mentoring, teamwork, ongoing reviews

  • Earn a 2-year Machine Tool Technology Associates Degree

  • Training in basic measurements, assembly, safety, print reading, and many other manufacturing processes

  • Hands on experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Skill set with the latest machining technology

  • Personal development through coaching and mentoring

  • Ability to make a measurable impact

  • Entry into an in-demand skilled craft

Essential Responsibilities

  • Work from drawings, sketches, and other instructions to perform machining operations such as mill, turn, face, bore, groove, contour, dovetail, drill, tap, etc. to precise mechanical tolerances

  • Assists in taking and recording various measurements / runouts of components

  • Report any conflicts to the Shift Supervisor

  • Complete daily point of work risk assessments and Safety Observations

  • Record and report daily time

  • Aggressively maintain a safe working environment to include good housekeeping practices of assigned work area and comply with all applicable environmental, health and safety policies

  • Perform tooling set-up and maintenance activities as directed

  • Maintain classroom GPA of B or better

  • Pass technical ability reviews during summer internship period


  • High School Diploma / GED

  • 1 – year work experience or education in machining specific trade area


  • Ability to score at least a 75% on entry exam

  • Ability, with or without accommodation, to pass site functional test lift/push/pull

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as required

  • Ability and willingness to work occasional weekend shifts

  • Ability and willingness to work on an off-shift (2nd: 3pm-11pm, 3rd: 11pm-7am)

  • Ability and willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, and safety shoes

  • Ability and willingness to take a pre-employment test and submit to technical interview to maintain program sponsorship

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

  • Employment is contingent on applicant signing a 2-year retention agreement with GE that begins after program graduation.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Able to read blueprints

  • Strong math skills

  • Able to use, read, and understand measuring tools

  • Knowledge of common PC tools, Excel, Word, Power Point, etc

  • Reading comprehension; understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

  • Able to follow written instructions and take verbal instructions

  • Able to work with computerized shop floor tools to include, but not limited to: vouchering systems, on-line quality programs, and payroll management tools

Ability to work alone or as part of a team with minimal supervision

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