Location(s): United States; North Carolina; Asheville
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Role Summary: The CMC Process Engineer has engineering accountability associated w/ownership of manufacturing equipment effectiveness & associated manufacturing process(es) of Ceramic Matrix Composites. They have responsibility for developing & owning effective ply cut process / methods, disruptive technologies for ply cut tools / equipment, effective utilization for optimized nesting, specialized lay-up tooling concepts and / or development to maximize effectiveness in this critical area of the mfg process.
Key Responsibilities Include :
Possess a comprehensive in-depth understanding of complex & highly technical manufacturing concepts & principles
Ability to translate technical processes and methods to train and empower operators and technicians in the manufacturing techniques required for greatest yield effectiveness & equipment capability
Demonstrate a strong knowledge of technical concepts in disruptive and / or complementing technologies that intersect with own technical space
Define and control production process(es) including tooling, equipment, methods, and / or process effectiveness for assigned areas of responsibility and / or ownership
Validate design specifications and shop floor application of new product(s), tools, equipment, processes and / or methods
Act seamlessly as Manufacturing Engineer and / or Process Engineer in areas of assignment and / or responsibility
Resolve problems through the application of acquired expertise guided by precedent, Lead Process engineers, as well as 6 Sigma mindset
Work in collaboration with various levels of business partners, stakeholders & peers from the business unit(s) to ensure effective upstream & downstream interactions and / or impacts
Own identification and management / delivery of plant, equipment, process, method projects / initiatives to drive continued optimization of product line, both established and NPI / new technologies
Ownership and Presentation to internal teams on metrics, project status and research
Diligently seek to continue developing disruptive technologies, tooling, equipment, training, error-proofing, improved processes and / or methods, etc.
In addition, you will :
Support shop floor to deliver business results while encouraging insight and input from area personnel working within a self-directed workforce (Teaming) environment
Participate in the development of mid and long term plans outlining projects to support the business in meeting its objectives with a strong focus on cost, part quality and cycle time
Design and implement manufacturing processes and systems for control and replenishment of materials
Promote internal and external customer satisfaction and develop positive design engineering relationships
Exhibit ownership and take responsibility in attaining all aspects of production operation including safety, scheduling, quality, and team development in assigned areas
Plan and implement process-engineering activities for new product development and current product support
Provide manufacturing method development and improvement for current and new products
Determine safe manufacturing processes that produce a quality product in the most efficient method of manufacture
Investigate and apply new technology in support of site growth plans
Assist Team Leaders and production employees in resolving manufacturing process problems through a drive to root cause and permanent corrective action
Pursue continuous improvement for quality and cost reductions in designated area
Act as change agent, understanding and moving the operation towards benchmarked, best of class performance
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing)
Minimum of 3 years of experience in Production Process and Equipment
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS :
Significant travel may be required for process / technology transfer
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
Willingness to work off-shift, respond to off-hours / on call / as needed (in order to respond to equipment / process breakdown, issues, to minimize production disruption and ensure maximum equipment and process effectiveness)
Demonstrated / Strong background in Composite (Polymer Matrix Composites and / or Ceramic Matrix Composites) processes, methods, design and/or manufacturing
Demonstrated experience in complex shapes / structure design, layup and / or machining processes and / or methods
Demonstrated ability to read engineering drawings / specifications and translate to manufacturing systems, machines, programming and process development
Ability to take ownership & have ultimate accountability to drive projects to success with limited supervision and / or guidance
Ability to manage and own multiple projects / assignments simultaneously and bring to successful results
Willingness to work in a boundary-less fashion & within a team environment, partnering with both hourly & exempt employees in a highly collaborative work environment with can-do attitude
Ability to digest complex issues & articulate to teams, technicians & leadership
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to influence others and lead small teams
Lead initiatives of mid-moderate to large scope and impacts
Effective analytical problem identification and solution skills using data driven decisions and utilization of Six Sigma and Lean tools
Previous aerospace product experience in design or manufacturing
Strong background in the interpretation of engineering drawings / specifications and manufacturing processes
Knowledge of safety agency regulations, ISO and / or quality procedures
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Locations: United States; North Carolina; Asheville
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