FieldCore Nuclear Modification EDM Operator / E-Tech in Wilmington, North Carolina

Requisition Number 18-0282

Post Date 3/6/2018

Title Nuclear Modification EDM Operator / E-Tech

City Wilmington, NC

Country United States


FieldCore, a GE company, is a new, independent industrial field services company that will deliver the highest standard of field services excellence and capabilities for GE and its customers. A GE company, FieldCore will bring together the field services

expertise and people from both Granite Services and GE’s Power Services into one powerhouse. Driven by the values of safety, quality, and integrity, FieldCore will be built to deliver operational excellence for customers in the power generation, oil & gas,

nuclear, and wind power markets.

Position Description:

FieldCore is looking for applicants to support reactor modification projects during BWR Refueling Outages. The EDM Operator/E-Technician reports to the responsible project manager or lead engineer for tooling development, preparation, and site assignments.

During periods of tooling development, testing and maintenance, the EDM Operator/E- Technician works with the responsible tooling engineer and/or personnel performing electronic maintenance. The EDM Operator/E- Technician uses design drawings and/or verbal

directions from lead tooling engineers, supports tool and test engineers during fabrication, assembly, testing, and field use as well as troubleshooting and repair EDM Operator/E- Technician can work with a variety of tooling and equipment including electro-mechanical

systems for inspection, EDM, mechanical cutting, measurement, alignment and similar complex tools and robotics including remote underwater vehicles. Work also includes complex processes such as remote/automated welding and plasma spray coating and data acquisition


  • Perform hands-on work related to support the proper operation of assigned equipment and tooling including detailed equipment setup, calibration, functional testing, and maintenance.

  • Perform trouble-shooting and repair of equipment and/or tooling and components.

  • Ensure that proper and appropriate numbers of spare and replacement parts are available for the project.

  • Work as part of an integrated team to ensure equipment / tooling reliability and execute effective turnovers with other personnel to keep work on schedule.

  • Document electrical changes or modifications made in the field and communicate those changes via drawing revisions back to the responsible engineer to ensure that proper configuration management and control is maintained.

  • Setup, troubleshooting, maintenance and shipping of Hansvedt low impedance EDM power supplies (E-Tech). Proper repair, maintenance, setup and shipping of the power supply and cable bundle.

  • Function and operation of Electrical Discharge Machining to achieve shortest burn time while maintaining the quality of the burn to meet client specifications.

  • EDM Operator OJT training includes operating theory and operation of the Hansvedt Power Supply controls and the SWARF system to remove machining debris.

  • Perform initial receipt inspections, assembled, and tested the machine tools and EDM actuators (Mech Tech).

  • Receipt of the tool parts from the machine shop; checking dimensions on all parts and connection points; loose fit ups; function checks on tools and hydraulic and pneumatic fittings and hoses; work with the engineer to correct any problems.

  • Full assembly for testing with all parts torque, sealed and locked-tight. The tools and EDM actuator would then be tested on a mockup in the test tanks.

  • Any problems identified at this stage reported to the engineer immediately. After the tool is mechanically correct, testing on the EDM Actuator, EDM Electrode and Swarf system would be done. The testing of the EDM tools is very detailed and exacting as theburn time, burn smoothness, burn size (over burn) and swarf removal settings for the initial burn in the clients vessel would be determined at this time. These may be changed on site to allow for the clients water chemistry.The individual will be required to wear radiation and environmental protection equipment which could encompass plastics and anti-contamination clothing.Education & Experience Requirements:

  • AA degrees in electronics and/or an applicable trade school preferred, four to six years in related work experience with specialized classes and/or training can be substitutes.

  • Knowledge and working experience with electronic (electro-mechanical motion control systems, data acquisition systems, power supplies, etc.) equipment and maintenance as required for assembly, testing and deployment of remotely operated underwater tools.

  • Able to review tooling designs and concepts prior to fabrication and assembly.

  • Strong computer aptitude

  • Low and high voltage safety trainingEligibility Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be able to obtain unescorted Site Access at a Nuclear Power Plant (includes background investigation, drug testing, and psychological exam)

  • Meet physical requirements of the jobo Able to stand, bend & kneel for extended periods of timeo Able to lift 50 lbso Able to work heightso Able to wear full body protective clothingo Able to work in radiation control areaso Able to work in a highly congested work area

  • Position is located on customer sites & requires 100% travel.

  • Valid US Passport

  • Unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.Additional Requirements:

  • Must have strong electronics & mechanical technical skills.

  • Complete Granite's on-boarding training, Environmental Health and Safety training modules, as well as Integrity training.

  • Successful completion of skill specific training (80% or higher)

  • Individual must be proficient with computers for online training, communications, expense and time entry.

  • Able to travel outside of the United States (based on business needs)

  • Demonstrate GE expected values: ISQO (integrity, safety, qualify, output) and continuous use of Human Performance (HU) tools.

  • Ensuring Nuclear Safety a priority during all aspects of the job; strict adherence to site safety, procedures, & FME (foreign material exclusion) plans.

  • Perform Safety Observations at each work location.NOTE: This is a traveling variable contractor position through FieldCore. 100% of assignments will be based at customer sites, as well as in San Jose, CA, or in Wilmington, NC. Outages typically run spring and fall with tooling fabrication, testing, qualification,and training prior to the outage in CA or NC.