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Supplier Quality Engineer - Field Services/Repairs

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/31/2017 7:55:44 PM
  • 2834028
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Power Power Generation Services
Location(s): Malaysia, Singapore; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur


About Us:
About GE Power
GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

About GE’s Power Services Business
GE’s Power Services business, headquartered in Baden, Switzerland, delivers world-class solutions for our customers across total plant assets and their operational lifetimes. This organization supports 2,800+ customers worldwide with an installed base of 28,000+ power generation assets, which includes other OEMs, and taps into the Industrial Internet to improve the performance of our solutions over the entire life cycle through the power of software and big data analytics.

Role Summary:
The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is a key role in the Sourcing organization. The SQE is accountable to own and achieve supplier quality goals for the Field Services & Repairs supply base. The SQE will drive all sourcing quality initiatives across the product groups and work closely with sourcing counterparts to identify & grow sourcing opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities:
* Manage supplier qualifications to ensure that assigned suppliers are capable of producing material, and/or components that will consistently meet GE Engineering drawing and specification requirements
* Conduct surveillance audits to assure that suppliers have effective process control, rigorous product acceptance standards, and robust quality systems
* Conduct process capability statistical analysis to proactively identify issue trends
* Manage supplier non-conformance and Supplier Deviation Request (SDR) activities. Owner of process and 1st technical interface with supplier and engineering
* Perform robust Root Cause Analysis to solve quality issues and prevent recurrence
* Be the technical focal point to coordinate Sourcing, Design & Materials Engineering functions while interfacing with suppliers.
* Drive consistency and adherence to quality procedures and specification requirements
* Provide technical guidance to suppliers to assure product/process compliance with engineering drawings and specifications
* Work closely with commercial, engineering and manufacturing teams to eliminate any barriers that may affect the quality and delivery of sourced components
* Provide Sourcing Quality input to Engineering during product design reviews
* Conduct supplier on-site visits per year as needed. Close all findings identified with supplier with focus on major findings and timeliness of corrective actions.

Qualifications/Requirements:
* Bachelor’s Degree (Technical Degree preferred).
* Demonstrated technical aptitude and a passion for quality.
* Strong background in interpretation of Engineering drawings/specifications, methodology, and manufacturing process planning/evaluation. Must understand GD&T and be able to lead technical design and manufacturing reviews with suppliers.
* Black Belt certified or equivalent (demonstrated experience). Core competencies of a BB are a must for improving supplier statistical capability, evaluating readiness to serve, including capacity verification
* Project Management skills
* ISO Lead auditor certified by 3rd party registrar or accepted internal GE training/certification program
* Certified to lead Supplier Responsibility Guidelines programs for suppliers in “mandatory regions”
* Certified RCA Leader or other proven expertise with formal problem solving (Kepner Tregoe, 8D, Apollo, etc).


Local package will be offered to the successful candidate. This position may be offered at a lower band if the candidate did not meet the job requirements fully.

Desired Characteristics:
* Experience in metallurgical and/or manufacturing processes
* Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering / Advanced Technical Degree.
* Minimum 3 years of experience in Supply Chain, Supplier Quality or Engineering
* Related Power Generation manufacturing experience.
* Demonstrated proactive approach and issue ownership with process orientation.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
* Ability to work in cross-functional and global team environments.
* Highly self-motivated.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability and willingness to travel internationally. Travel >30%

Locations: Malaysia, Singapore; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur

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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