Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must be a high school graduate or graduating this spring
- Apprentices will be required to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen prior to starting
- Applicants will be required to complete employment evaluations through applications, testing, and interviews
- 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
- Willingness to wear personal protective equipment, for example safety attire, safety glasses, gloves, hats, ear plugs, and safety shoes
- Willingness to work in a tobacco free environment
- Ability to work any shift (will vary depending on class schedule)
Additional key skills or experience desired include
- Strong mechanical/electrical and mathematical aptitude
- Ability and eagerness to learn and to work within a team
- Ability to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in Technical College Courses
- Great communication skills
- Team oriented with positive attitude, and a reliable team member
- Demonstrated problem solving skills
Apprentices are enrolled in fully dedicated classes to GE while at Greenville Technical College. During the training, apprentices will complete courses to develop skills in variety of machine systems, CNC equipment, PLC’s, direct current drives, servo systems, numerical control technologies, hydraulics, and pneumatics. At the completion of the program, apprentices will meet the requirements for the Associate Degree in Applied Science – General Technology.
During the program, apprentices must meet all academic requirements set by Greenville Technical College and maintain a 3.0 grade point average to continue in the program.
Length of the program
This is a five-year program consisting of five semesters of academic training and a minimum of 7,000 hours of on-the-job training. For the first two semesters apprentices will work 16 hours per week and attend classes as per their class schedule. During the last three semesters, apprentices will work 20 hours per week and attend class as per time table. During school closings and breaks between semesters apprentice will work full time. After the completion of coursework from GTC, apprentices will work 40 hours per week to complete on-the-job training.
GE covers the cost of tuition, books, and other fees at Greenville Technical College (unless other financial aid resources are applied) and pays apprentices for academic and on-the-job training.
The availability of the Maintenance Technician positions may vary based on the business conditions and need. Eligibility for available full-time positions is contingent upon the completion of the program in good academic standing, performance evaluations, and passing job qualification tests.
GE’s typical application window is in July and August each year. Selected apprentices will begin classes in January per the schedule at Greenville Technical College. Now hiring for our class of 2018.
Interested candidates can apply online at: www.gegasturbinejobs.com.