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Lead Sustainment Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:29:23 PM
  • 2863983
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham

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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:
This is an exciting role encompassing all engineering disciplines with exposure to various electronic systems, products & technologies.
Sustainment Engineering provide through-life expertise and support for aviation products and components. They are responsible for the resolution of engineering, process, and test issues maximizing production yield in order to satisfy the needs of our customers. As the product focal you are responsible for improvements, obsolescence, configuration compliance.

Essential Responsibilities:

As a Sustainment Engineer you will utilize your experience and expertise to support the production of aviation products to satisfy our customer requirements. You will work within a small team of engineers to resolve engineering and design issues to support a range of products. You will own technical elements of product support, including root cause analysis and corrective action, design change, and obsolescence resolution.

Key Activities:

• Responsible for execution of design change for products within the team portfolios, including changes to technical documentation, drawings, bills of materials, specifications, etc,
• Providing support to engineering purchasing queries
• Provide support to design and process improvements
• Develop solutions to technical problems, including support to production, field repairs, and component obsolescence
• Support the implementation of design changes resulting from FRACAS activities (Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System)
• Drive down the cost of production through the generation and execution of process improvement and material cost reduction initiatives
• Contribute to the New Product Introduction (NPI) process to ensure product engineering lessons learnt are fed back into development programs
• Ensuring compliance with mandatory regulations, standards and company processes


• Qualification to degree level in an electronic discipline, or equivalent experience
• Experience of working in a similar role and environment, not limited to aerospace
• Experience of working in a design role
• Strong document configuration knowledge

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Analytical, with a keen attention to detail
• Energetic and self-motivated, with an ability to self-manage tasks and priorities
• Strong organisational and communication skills
• A good team player who is capable of operating in a multi discipline environment

Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham
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