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Modernization Manufacturing Technical Leader

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/30/2017 5:26:01 PM
  • 2835316
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States ; Pennsylvania; Erie, Altoona


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Role Summary:
The Modernization Manufacturing Technical Leader will provide technical support for the execution of Modernization programs at NS Customer sites (Altoona and Roanoke) and future GE modernizations programs in other customer locations and / or third party vendors shops, so you will spend 50% of the time in these 3rd party or customer shops.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will work closely with the Supply Chain to drive schedule and material accountability to ensure that the program milestones are met and satisfactory completion are achieved. In addition, you will also work closely with the Program and Product Management team to arrange satisfactory program scheduling for customer projects. This role will require close coordination within GE’s manufacturing, fulfillment organizations, account manager and Customer's project manager / shops supervisors.
In addition, you will:
  • Act as the primary interface for Modernization execution between Program Management, Manufacturing, Sourcing and Materials team to support Customer shops
  • Provide technical support and coaching to craft personnel for the disassembly, assembly and test of locomotive modernization programs at customer sites
  • Develop processes aimed at safely and accurately performing operations and repairs to locomotives as required
  • Work closely with engineering to drive resolution of specification issues and production changes as identified by the Product Manager
  • Schedule, resolve issues, track material availability and provide technical advice for out of scope repair work
  • Explore process streamlining and improvements to positively affect lead times and complications associated with materials required at less than standard lead time schedules
  • Lead project team through a regular system of milestone reviews to identify and manage risks, monitor operational performance against the agreed timescales, and instigates corrective action, where appropriate
  • Ensure project details are properly documented to provide evidence of compliance and simplify implementation of similar projects in the future
  • Provide additional project and/or material support to the Modernizations team as required
  • Participate in development of implementation of future GE Modernization projects at customer sites, third party vendors or GE sites, domestically or internationally
  • Develops and nurtures relationships with internal and external customers

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Engineering, Sourcing or Manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing projects or programs
  • Minimum of 3 years of Field Service or Repair Services experience
    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Willingness and ability to travel to domestic and international locations
  • 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 opening.

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Solid Project Management Skills: ability to drive project execution and clearly track status
  • Strong Communication Skills: ability to clearly articulate progress / status to internal/external customers at an executive level
  • Strong business acumen and commercial savvy
  • Ability to manage effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization across channels and cultures
  • Ability to energize teams through inclusiveness and connection with people
  • Knowledge of Oracle and CAS inventory / materials applications
  • PC proficiency: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, Access
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Results oriented, self-motivated, adaptable and an interchangeable team member
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills, often involving internal and external Engineering, Quality, and Sourcing / supplier teams
  • Demonstrated commitment for process improvement
  • Strong hands-on production/process experience and aptitude

    Locations: United States ; Pennsylvania; Erie, Altoona

    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.
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