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Manufacturing Engineer

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/2/2017 7:57:48 PM
  • 2785209
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): Australia ; Fountaindale


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.

Role Summary:
The Manufacturing Engineer role is a critical interface between our Engineering and Manufacturing functions. The position holder will work closely with hardware and software engineers and have the responsibility for ensuring that designed solutions are tested and made ready for manufacture. This position would suit someone with a background in electronics production and manufacturing. An appreciation of both hardware and software would be highly regarded.

Essential Responsibilities:
Develop manufacturing processes for New Product Introduction, documenting process changes, driving process improvements, driving lead and cycle time improvements, cost of quality (COQ), and Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) actions
Define investment and expense needs, driving from preparing for approvals to completion
Participate in LEAN initiative, and engage Six Sigma tools for process improvements
Develop and implement process improvements to reduce costs and cycles
Design necessary fixtures and tooling for manufacturing NPI’s and for process improvements
Manage multiple projects by providing scheduling, resource management, budget control and EHS compliance
Bring new ideas and positive support to the current process · Implement productivity actions in order to improve the process and respect objectives ·
Participate in EHS related actions, to improve safety in own area ·
Lead and effectively interface with manufacturing, sales, marketing, and other support teams to complete projects to meet EHS, production, quality, cost savings, and new product development goals within schedule and budget ·
Interface with vendors and internal contacts in an effective manner to ensure that the technical and EHS perspective is properly conveyed ·
Assure that all engineering designs and technical data are complete and accurately documented to provide an accurate technical/historical base for future reference and to meet customer / end user requirements
Assist the VSL with the production and maintenance of a Production readiness register for all products
Define Production layout
Develop manufacturing inspection and test plans
Provide input into NPIs at the design stage to enable ease and efficiency of manufacture when design is released

Qualifications/Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred ·
Prior experience with Lean Manufacturing is preferred ·
Ability to analyze problems, identify root causes and provide efficient solutions ·
Strong organizational skills ·
Ability to handle diverse activities simultaneously ·
Ability to work in a matrix organization ·
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills ·
Strong oral and written communication skills ·
Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to team projects ·
Strong project and team leadership

Desired Characteristics:
Corporate Training Program graduate (manufacturing/operations/engineering) is preferred (GE employees only) ·
Six Sigma training is preferred
Auto CAD experience desired

Locations: Australia ; Fountaindale

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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