Valve Assembly Technician

General Electric - Deer Park, TX4.1

Role Summary:
The Valve Assembly Technician will be skilled and understand the purpose and principles of operating pressure relief and/or control valves. In this role, you will be responsible for installation, connection, servicing, testing, adjustment, repair, maintenance, removal, trouble shooting, inspection and replacement of safety and relief valves.

Essential Responsibilities:In the role of Valve Assembly Technician, you will:
Assemble new safety relief valves to National Board V & UV Code
Repair used safety relief valves to National Board VR Code
Read and interpret manufacturers drawings and spring charts
Machine nozzles, discs and associated parts to OEM specifications
Perform measurements with: dial calipers, micrometers, and dial indicators
Apply advanced math skills to verify critical dimensions
Perform machine and hand lapping of nozzles and discs
Perform valve write-ups including: Nameplate data, Guide and nozzle ring settings, and spring number
Pressure and leak test valve to National Board and ASME standards
Valve testing with EVT
Provide account manager support by phone and email
Complete preventative maintenance on department equipment
Perform other duties as required

High School Diploma / GED from an accredited school or institution
Minimum 2 years of Assembling safety valves experience

Eligibility Requirements:
Work overtime, weekends and holidays, as required
Work in a constant pushing, pulling, lifting, stretching, bending and other physical activities
Be in the shop environment a minimum of 8 hours per day, primarily standing and sitting, as required
Lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
Be subjected to extreme heat for extended periods of time

Desired Characteristics:
Working knowledge of National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Industrial safety and relief valve experience
Strong attention to detail and conscientious nature
Customer driven / focused
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Dedication to a safe work environment through effective housekeeping, workplace safety, etc.
Computer application literacy including Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to learn internal business systems
Ability to read and interpret documents such as master schedule, safety rules, operating instructions, drawings / prints and procedure manuals
Team oriented and willing to lead others

About Us:
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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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.

Locations: United States; Texas; Deer Park

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.