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Lead Weld Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:09:50 PM
  • 2855527
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United States; New York; Norwich

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Role Summary:
The Lead Weld Engineer will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and weld/braze processes for the Norwich site. In this role you'll utilize your experience & expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for yourself and supporting the welding team. This individual will be responsible for training, certifying, recertifying and assisting the quality group with NADCAP matters.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Investigating and applying new technologies for TIG & spot welding, as well as induction and torch brazing processes
  • Weld / Braze process development and manufacturing documentation
  • Managing the site training program for welding & brazing certifications
  • Leading the site NADCAP weld & braze program and providing audit support
  • Managing and programming robotic equipment (i.e., laser welder)
  • Coordinating with Design & Engineering teams to ensure manufacturability and automation of welding & braze processes
  • Promoting customer satisfaction and developing positive customer relationships, both internal & external to the site operations
  • Responsible for attaining all aspects of production operation including safety, scheduling, quality and team development in assigned areas
  • Scheduling, resolving issues, tracking material availability and advising on material usage
  • Planning and implementing process engineering activities for new product development and current product support, including re-work instructions
  • Providing manufacturing method development and improvement for current and new products
  • Determining safe manufacturing processes that produce a quality product in the most efficient method of manufacture
  • Assisting supervisors and production employees in resolving manufacturing process problems
  • Conducting training, process planning, evaluating operating methods, selecting controls, and specifying tools, fixtures and gauges
  • Maintaining the manufacturing engineering system on part routing, standards, and weld / braze schedules
  • Executing manufacturing-related quality planning activities
  • Pursuing continuous improvement for quality and cost reductions in designated areas
  • Acting as a change agent, understanding and moving the operation toward world-class performance

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college {Degree should be directly related to Weld Engineering or a related Metal Joining process} (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in welding / braze technology

    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 Weld Engineering Technology from an accredited university or college is preferred
  • Knowledge of NADCAP weld and braze certification preferred
  • Experience in other weld process technology such as laser beam welding
  • Ability to make data driven decisions and utilize Six Sigma and lean tools
  • Knowledge of safety agency regulations is preferred
  • Strong background in the interpretation of engineering drawings / weld symbols and manufacturing processes
  • Strong organizational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Leadership Program Graduate is preferred (GE employees only)
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Knowledge of ISO / quality procedures
  • Strong problem identification, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead teams
  • Lead initiatives of site wide scope and impact

    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.

     GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.  Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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