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Sourcing Specialist - Supplier Quality

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:23:58 PM
  • 2859474
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United States; Ohio; Dayton

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Role Summary:
The Supplier Quality Engineer will demonstrate leadership with supply base by driving quality improvement and works with other stakeholders to drive improvement in Supplier Management processes. In this role, you will use your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition you will :

  • Be responsible for driving quality for assigned suppliers, improving quality performance via Quality Improvement Plan implementation
  • Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes
  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with NPI Transition team, Sourcing Leaders to manage and implement supplier/engineering changes, New Product Introductions, and transfers
  • Interface with Suppliers and Supply chain to drive Quality improvements which may include travel to supplier sites (internally/externally)
  • Deliver results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier non-conformance rate, field defect rate, supplier quality plan engagement / effectiveness, and corrective and preventative action closure
  • Develop and track metrics summarizing supplier performance
  • Develop and execute supplier monitoring process including conducting supplier audits, and drive closure to Corrective Action Requests for issues identified through supplier monitoring
  • Manage supplier improvement through corrective and preventive action on supplier non-conformances, and work with supply based to provide data required in support of non-conformance disposition
  • Work with other stakeholders to drive improvement to Supplier Quality and Supplier Management processes
  • Provide advanced Supplier Development of new product introduction involving new processes or advanced automated equipment
  • Ensure flow-down of applicable quality requirements to supply base
  • Act as consultant to the Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering organizations to improve Quality and Manufacturing processes, introduce new products, and improve product design
  • Provide leadership role during investigations of major problems and of special projects


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in engineering or quality role)


  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in a Sourcing or Quality Improvement role
  • Ability to drive change
  • Strong organizational, analytic, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams in a matrix environment with all levels of personnel
  • Strong working knowledge of Manufacturing and Quality operations
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Oracle or another ERP experience a plus
  • Microsoft suite (Excel, Power Point, etc) also a plus
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines
  • Ability to coach, manage, change and facilitate team performance
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify root causes and provide efficient solutions
  • Six Sigma training or equivalent Quality training
  • Working in a Team environment will be key
  • High energy, outgoing, and willing to support business goals, and drive best solution toward improvements
  • Off hours maybe required to support international sites
  • Experience in fabrications Aerospace made of high strength alloys

    Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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    Locations: United States; Ohio; Dayton

    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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