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Lead Supplier Quality Engineer - REN - Electrical (m/f)

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 2:13:08 PM
  • 2801868
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): Germany, Spain; Salzbergen; Barcelona

About Us:
Renewable Energy offers its customers solutions for energy production from renewable resources such as wind, solar and biogas. With more than 18,000 installed wind turbines globally, GE Energy provides more than 25,000 megawatt installed capacity of clean and efficient energy. A comprehensive service program supports clients from project development to operation and maintenance, to solutions for network integration and the commercial exploitation of wind energy. In Germany, GE Wind Energy is represented by almost 2,000 wind turbines. The wind turbines are manufactured in Salzbergen, Lower Saxony - GE's European headquarters for renewable energy, where also the European Customer Service and Training Center is located.

GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles... people like you.

Role Summary:
The Lead Supplier Quality Engineer - Renewables - Electrical will work closely with Renewable Energy Design Engineering, Product Service Engineering, SQE team, Commodity Leaders, Buyers, Project Management and Installation team, Supplier Performance Leaders and GE Renewable Energy Global Supplier Quality team on all activity required to effectively support supplier quality requirements for assigned wind turbine electrical components and suppliers.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Lead Supplier Quality Engineer - Renewables - Electrical, you will:

  • Develop and lead First Piece Qualification plans, process / product verification efforts, quality system audits and supplier surveillance program
  • Lead process improvement efforts using GE Renewable Energy Quality systems, e-tools and procedures to drive process quality improvements and leverage statistical tools for evaluation of process capability on critical-to-quality (CTQ) part / component characteristics
  • Participate in supplier design / engineering review and approval process and internal NPI (New Product Introduction) process
  • Assure quality through approval of Manufacturing Process Plan (MPP), Product and Process Quality Plan (PQP), product quality reviews, verification of quality documentation, monitoring of compliance and qualification completions / closures
  • Address Cost of Quality (COQ) reduction based on customer, assembly shop and site feedback and incorporate key customer critical-to-quality parameters in supplier processes
  • Ensure quality consistency and reduce variance in processes through First Piece Qualification, pilot lot approvals (when required) and with ongoing serial production
  • Coordinate initiation and resolution of Supplier Deviation Requests (SDR’s), material substitutions and quality control reviews on non-conformances at supplier facility and/or wind farm sites
  • Conduct root cause analysis (RCA), FMEA (Failure Mode & Effect Analysis) for process improvement, and preventive / corrective action as required


    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering OR in another technical discipline combined with professional experience in electrical engineering
    • Proven project management OR supplier quality experience (customer or supplier facing)
    • Fluency in English


    • Ability and willingness to travel 40% as required

      Desired Characteristics:

      • Master’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
      • Experience working with Electrical Components with Electrical Standards like IEC, IPC
      • Quality training and/or related work experience (ISO 9001)
      • Related Wind sourcing and/or manufacturing experience
      • Lean Six Sigma trained and certified or equivalent quality training and certification
      • Demonstrated technical aptitude and a passion for quality
      • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
      • Ability to work in a cross-functional and global team environment
      • Solid written and verbal communication skills
      • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills


      Locations: Germany, Spain; Salzbergen; Barcelona

      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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