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Lead Quality Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:17:26 PM
  • 2865937
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United States; New York; Norwich

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.

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Role Summary:
The Quality Engineer will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes. In this role, you will utilize your experience & expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for yourself and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Quality Engineer will be responsible for :

  • Prioritizing and implementing multiple concurrent process improvement projects, alone or as part of a multi-functional team, to drive customer satisfaction and business productivity
  • Providing technical analysis & evaluation both manually & automatically to assigned inspection processes
  • Reduce manufacturing cost; improve quality controls; & increase yields and / or capacity
  • Initiate action as necessary to effect improvements and correct problem areas
  • Analyzing production and service limitations, then develop, implement, and evaluate quality assurance process sampling systems, procedures, and statistical techniques to track the progress of improvement efforts
  • Overseeing evaluation of test equipment, precision measurements, accuracy measurements, and performance testing
  • Working with Material Review Board to disposition nonconforming material and devise remediation actions
  • Working with quality engineering & other support personnel and / or functions in furnishing technical guidance to shop metrology and GD&T components & in trouble shooting technical problems
  • Providing training & documentation, support & consultation to shop operations, design & quality control to assure effective integration of assigned programs into routine operations
  • Collecting, organizing, monitoring and distributing information for the Company and to customers / suppliers related to product quality and process improvement
  • Specifying, developing and accepting advanced technology, quality information and test equipment
  • Providing advanced quality engineering of new product introduction involving new processes or advanced automated equipment
  • Acting as a consultant (as a recognized authority) to the quality, manufacturing and engineering organizations to improve Quality and Manufacturing processes, introduce new products and improve product design
  • Selecting, hiring, training and providing ongoing leadership of assigned personnel to meet schedules, quality and measurements, and organizational goals
  • Managing organization's cost superiority and investment program and compile and report all organization measurements on quality and cost
  • Maintaining awareness of the latest inspection techniques & processes & their beneficial & limiting aspects for optimum application to department needs
  • Providing improvements in inspection equipment, probes / supplies, machine calibrations, fixturing, mechanical inspection & analysis within assigned process area


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of professional work experience)
  • Minimum of 3 full-time years of experience in a professional 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:

  • Prior experience in areas of quality assurance such as :
    • Metrology, GD&T
    • Dimensional measurement
    • DOE
    • Incoming material control
    • Statistical process control
    • Systems performance
    • Product evaluation
    • MSA
    • Previous experience working in a machine shop environment
    • Ability to conduct internal and external quality audits to recognize improvement opportunities and work with stakeholders to identify and implement effective CA / PA plans
    • Six Sigma training
    • Knowledge of regulatory requirements (CE / UL / CSA)
    • Ability to apply statistical methods to analysis of engineering problems
    • Ability to comprehend technical documentation
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Possess the ability to act as a liason between multiple functions (i.e. - Process Engineering, Quality Engineering, Mechanical Inspection, etc.)
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

      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.

      Unison Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Engine Services, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of electrical components, sensors, and systems for aircraft, industrial, marine, military, and space uses. The Norwich facility provides product & design engineering, new product manufacturing, repair, overhaul, and technical support for customers. Major product lines include Power generation and control systems for gas turbine engines, metal encased ignition leads, sensors, space ignition systems, and satellite harnesses. Less than an hour and a half from Syracuse and 2 hours from the state capital of Albany, NY our Norwich location employs a multitalented workforce of 300+ employees who also live in the picturesque surroundings of upstate NY. The local landscape provides miles of land on which to enjoy outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, hunting, hiking, boating & snowmobiling. See why we love Norwich!

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      Locations: United States; New York; Norwich

      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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