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Supplier Quality Engineer

  • GE Power & Water
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/21/2016 7:55:19 AM
  • SHA001CV
  • Job Function: Quality
  • Business Segment: Thermal Power
Location(s): China; Wuhan

Role Summary:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store", through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.


Manage all Supplier Quality activities to drive supplier qualification, process control, continuous improvement, and issue resolution activities.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities
Establish a structured approach to identify and improve quality assurance gaps as related to GE Steam Power Systems (SPS) quality processes and procedures.
Drive continuous improvement activities at Suppliers to include product quality, cycle, and delivery performance through use of standard metrics, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, and SPC methodology.
Drive COQ and defect reduction activities for supply base and establish process to ensure best practices and top suppliers are leveraged across entire team.
Drive all SQE-related activities within new product introduction process to understand design intent and technical requirements and to ensure SQE NPI deliverables are accurate and delivered on time.
Drive supplier and sub-supplier performance to include identifying and driving supplier process improvements, root cause analysis, and corrective action actions.
Establish program to identify, monitor, and improve supplier process capabilities for identified CTQs/CTPs to include conducting regular design and drawing reviews with GE and supplier engineering teams.
Provide technical guidance to suppliers in order to ensure product and process compliance to GE drawings and specifications. 
Drive supplier process change control for the supply base to ensure no defects escape to GE or its customers.
Work closely with internal GE stakeholders such as Sourcing, Quality, Manufacturing, and Engineering as well as with external stakeholders to eliminate roadblocks and communication barriers that may affect quality and delivery requirements.
Establish and drive Supplier qualification and surveillance strategy for suppliers based on buy volume, defect history, single/sole source suppliers, and NPI programs and ensure strategy is directly aligned with business priorities and needs.
Establish and drive key SPS Supplier Quality initiatives across the supply base to include Supplier Dashboards, Cost of Quality & Supplier Recovery and RCA/CA activities.
Establish and drive Supplier quality review rigor across supply base to include active participation from GE Engineering, Manufacturing, Sourcing, and Quality teams.
BA/BS Technical or Business Degree or Equivalent Experience
Minimum 5+ years Sourcing, Quality, Engineering, or Manufacturing experience
Strong background in interpretation of Engineering drawings/specifications, metrology, and manufacturing process planning/evaluation
Extensive background in applicable quality and lean tools/techniques to include: FMEA, RCA/Apollo/KT, PPAP, PFD, Gage R&R, VSM, SPC, Poke Yoke, and Kaizen
Demonstrated technical aptitude
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work in cross-functional team environment
Highly motivated and able to manage multiple projects at once
Results driven and self directed
Ability and willingness to travel as required
Desired Characteristics
Quality/Engineering/manufacturing experience on Steam Power Systems Product Lines and/or Projects
Six Sigma BB trained and certified (GE employees only)
In-depth knowledge of internal auditing and/or ISO 9001/14001-OHSAS 18001 standards
Extensive background in applicable engineering processes/techniques to include: Tooling, NDT, Welding, Corrosion Protection, Electrical Systems and relevant certifications
Ability to influence others
Ability to keep business leaders and peers informed about strategies/plans that will affect them

Locations: China; Wuhan
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