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Senior Coatings Specialist

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 4:37:24 PM
  • 2936371
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): United States; South Carolina; Greenville


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Role Summary:
As the Senior Coatings Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting projects in the RDC special process coatings team, supporting infrastructure business technology and productivity initiatives. You will support industrialization and qualification of standardized coatings programs, applications and processes in support of our global repair services network including training operators in the use of coatings technology.



Essential Responsibilities:

As the Senior Coatings Specialist, you will test and validate the parameters, as well as develop documentation and visual tools to capture the “Best Practice” for the industrialization and operation of these processes in the network.

As the Senior Coatings Specialist, you will:

  • Provide coating applications and tooling support for a team of engineers for all coating process aspects for standardized global processes, coatings related technology and productivity projects
  • Work with interfacing organizations such as manufacturing, sourcing, services, global engineering, MPE, design and systems engineering to provide support from an equipment and applications standpoint
  • Support service programs, fulfillment, and NPI (NEw Product Introduction), for both CS and Transactional markets
  • Execute testing for coatings programs in the RDC and provide feedback for improvement and industrialization of processes
  • Maintain schedules for personal deliverables
  • Be responsible for task completion and communication of status
  • Perform assigned tasks including definition, approach, analysis, review, and implementation on schedule and within budget
  • Make technical decisions by applications of specialized knowledge / skills, around machining and programming applications
  • Direct experience with robotic programming
  • Recommend technical approach, required resources, and schedule interfaces with other Engineering Departments, Centers of Excellence, Quality, Sourcing, Global Research Center, Suppliers etc. as required
  • Interface with customer organizations to assure requirements are met
  • Support qualification of processes on shop floor of local service center, including training of operators
  • Communicate status and problems to project leaders and management
  • Document results, participate in program reviews, and prepare invention disclosures where appropriate
  • Provide training and direction to technicians, creating documentation and visual tools, where appropriate


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and/or Physical Sciences (or High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in an engineering field)
  • Minimum of 6 years of thermal spray coatings experience



Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience in manufacture or component repair for industrial gas turbines
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification or equivalent quality certification
  • Strong materials background
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the
  • Fearless optimism in trying new things with a healthy cynicism for what is possible

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Locations: United States; South Carolina; Greenville

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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