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Lead Process Improvement Specialist

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/27/2017 11:10:40 AM
  • 3013572
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United States; Alabama; Huntsville


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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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.

Role Summary:
The Lead Process Improvement Specialist will develop and implement product quality, management system, and laboratory improvements.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition you will :


  • Collaborate with GE and external resources to develop and integrate digital solutions for manufacturing simplification and product quality assurance
  • Develop and deliver solutions that enable the team to successfully execute quality initiatives set in the GE Aviation Production System
  • Develop and execute software validation protocol
  • Understand and drive quality assurance and quality control including quality assurance of products, services, manufacturing processes and conformance in manufacturing, incoming goods control, product inspection, witness points, etc.
  • Work to ensure customer requirements are evaluated documented, and flowed down properly
  • Write quality plan requirements
  • Maintain relevant quality master data in the ERP system
  • Interface with suppliers and supply chain to drive quality and improve supplier quality performance
  • Collaborate with suppliers to control input raw materials and improve consistency
  • Support investigation and monitoring of supplier quality related issues in production
  • Specify and develop incoming inspection acceptance / test procedures relating to products / components
  • Lead cross-functional continuous improvement teams
  • Utilize process capability to guide process and product quality improvements
  • Continuously improve process capability
  • Utilize Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to identify and develop improvement opportunities
  • Utilize risk assessment in evaluating changes and developing improvements
  • Implement the timely execution of quality simplification and improvement concepts to meet evolving needs
  • Conduct quality investigations, root causes analysis, and implementation of corrective actions
  • Guide and conduct measurement system analysis
  • Support definition of process and laboratory calibration requirements

    Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (OR a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a manufacturing, quality and / or IT role)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Manufacturing, Quality, or IT

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT :


  • 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:

  • Engineering degree from an accredited university or college
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited university or college AND / OR a MBA from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 3 years of manufacturing experience
  • Experience with digital enterprise resource planning, manufacturing execution, and quality management systems
  • Six Sigma training
  • Ability to understand and implement customer and industry standards
  • Ability to engage and build positive relationships with both customers and internal and external employees
  • Strong oral and written communication / presentations skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability
  • Aviation or Automotive manufacturing experience
  • Innovative, self-motivated, and a fast learner

    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.

    GE Aviation is investing more than $200 million to construct two factories on 100 acres in Huntsville, Alabama. One plant will mass produce silicon carbide (SiC) ceramic fiber, the first high volume production operation in the U.S. The adjacent GE factory on the same campus will use the SiC ceramic fiber to make unidirectional CMC prepreg necessary to fabricate the CMC components . Once fully operational, the Huntsville facilities will employ up to 300 people. Huntsville is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications. The city successfully combines the rich heritage of Southern hospitality with innovative high-tech ventures and cultural diversity. Technology, space, and defense industries have a major presence here with the Army's Redstone Arsenal, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and Cummings Research Park. The quality of life is second to none - with a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities.



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    Locations: United States; Alabama; Huntsville

    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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