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Lead Supplier Quality Engineer

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:18:00 PM
  • 2897933
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Downstream Technology Solutions
Location(s): Japan; Kariwa

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
The Lead Supplier Quality Engineer will collaborate with Engineering, Project Management, Field Service team, and GE Oil & Gas Global Sourcing team on all activity required to effectively manage supplier quality requirements & supplier development. Primary areas of focus will be supplier auditing, qualification, continuous improvement and supplier deviation request resolution.

Essential Responsibilities:
In addition, you will:
• Be the focal point for supplier quality related activities and process control for supplier base supporting F&PT business units
• Coordinate, direct, and manage supplier quality activities for the respective F&PT site global supply base with focus on issue resolution, supplier approval, supplier qualification, process control, and quality assurance consistent with Global Sourcing quality initiatives
• Improve quality assurance and drive consistency & adherence to quality procedures & requirements consistent with GE Sourcing quality processes & procedures
• Drive continuous improvement of supplier's quality performance through Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma principles and methodology
• Monitor and drive for Cost of Failure / Quality (COF / COQ) reduction
• Manage supplier recovery by working with Sourcing Commercial team and supplier to recover all costs associated with rejects / defects
• Monitor supplier nonconformance performance, and identify & drive process improvement, root cause analysis, and corrective action implementation
• Establish programs to monitor and improve supplier process capabilities for CTQs
• Drive NPI projects at suppliers through Qualifications and Process capability studies
• Be the technical focal point for supplier activities directed toward process control and quality assurance of site material and components
• Provide technical guidance to suppliers toward assuring product / process compliance with engineering drawings and specifications
• Provide technical audit report as a result of supplier site visits and auditing activities
• Work closely with Sourcing SCLs, Business teams, and Engineering to eliminate roadblocks and communication barriers that may affect quality requirements

• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in Supplier Quality / Engineering
• Ability and willingness to travel, as required

Desired Characteristics:
Analytical and problem solving skills
• Ability to work in a cross functional team environment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experience in Oil & Gas or Energy (Power) Industry
• Demonstrated technical aptitude: strong background in interpretation of blueprints / specifications, metrology, and manufacturing process planning / evaluation
• Knowledge in ISO QMS Requirements and application
• Experience in supplier assessment / audits
• Basic knowledge about quality tools and statistical analysis
• Basic knowledge and work experience in NDT techniques (RT, UT, MPI, LPI) and interpretation of NDT results
• Knowledge in ASTM / ASME Material Standards, EN, NACE, and PED knowledge
• Working knowledge in MS excel, Mini-tab or basic statistics using excel
• Knowledge in Fabrication, Assembly, Electrical, Welding manufacturing processes
• Basic machining knowledge
• Hands-on experience in supplier technical development or supplier quality development
• Fluent in the Japanese language and business English level
• Rational decision making skills, result seeking and enthusiastic
• Self- driven, shows initiative, self-motivated and proactive

Locations: Japan; Kariwa
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