GE Gas Turbine Maintenance Technician Bridge Apprentice Program

NOW HIRING FOR MAINTENANCE APPRENTICE PROGRAMS - APPLY NOW!

The GE Greenville Gas Turbine Maintenance Technician Bridge Apprentice Program combines both academic studies and on-the-job training to develop the fundamentals required to become a skilled Maintenance Technician with GE Power. Program participants are paid for academic and on-the-job training.  Tuition, books and fees are paid by GE.

The GE Gas Turbine Machinist Apprentice program combines both academic studies and on-the-job training to develop the fundamentals required to become a skilled Maintenance Technician with GE Power.

Apprentices are given the necessary training in machine systems including conventional electronics, discreet control systems, CNC equipment, PLC’s, direct current drives, servo systems, numerical control technologies, hydraulics, and pneumatics to prepare themselves for an in-demand, skilled craft.

Program Benefits

  • Develop in-demand skills
  • Hands-on experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Personal development through coaching and mentoring
  • Exposure to the latest machining technology
  • Join a leading employer in the Greenville community for 40 years

Program qualifications

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a high school graduate or graduating this spring
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of full time experience in industrial machine tool maintenance including electrical, electronic/mechanical troubleshooting and repairs
  • 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 


How the program works

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.

Program details

Length of the program
This is a two-year program consisting of five semesters of academic training and a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-the-job training. For the duration of the academic program, apprentices will work 20 hours per week and attend class as per their class schedule. 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.

Pay
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.

Benefits
Apprentices on the Maintenance Technician Bridge Program will be eligible for part-time employee benefits.

Continued employment
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.

Apply for the program

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 class of 2018.

Interested candidates can apply online at: www.gegasturbinejobs.com.

Click here for a printable version of this information about the GE Gas Turbine Maintenance Technician Bridge Apprentice Program.