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Lead Supplier Quality Engineer - Fixed Term

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 6:54:57 AM
  • 2829234
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Grid Solutions
Location(s): Spain ; Zamudio

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Role Summary:
Manage all Supplier Quality activities at site in Bilbao, Spain to drive supplier qualification, process control, continuous improvement, and issue resolution activities. Establish a structured approach to identify and improve quality assurance gaps as related to GEE Global Sourcing quality processes and procedures.

p>The position offers a Fixed term opportunity for maternity cover.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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 DPMO reduction activities for supply base and establish process to ensure best practices and top suppliers are leveraged across entire DE 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
  • Assume leadership role within DE team when it comes to improving overall supplier quality and driving initiatives to internal and external stakeholders
  • 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 ES Supplier Quality initiatives across the supply base to include Supplier Dashboards (PQ% & DPMO), Cost of Quality & Supplier Recovery, DMP, GB, SDR, 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
  • Establish and maintain critical item list for products based on input from GE Engineering and capture list in eSupplier Management System
  • Support sourcing quality initiatives at other Energy businesses and sites as needed
  • Support productivity initiatives including cost savings projects based on input from DE Sourcing and Engineering stakeholders
  • Develop and lead critical supplier quality updates to senior leadership on all supplier metrics, RCA, and NPI programs


    • BA/BS Technical or Business Degree or Equivalent 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
      Ability to travel internationally
    • EU Work Permit

    Non-national candidates are responsible to know the minimum documentation requirements to be able to be contracted in country: NIE- Social Security Affiliation Number in Spain (NAF) and Bank Account in Spain. They must be in possession of them at the time of start hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement.

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Related manufacturing experience to Protection and Control product line
    • Six Sigma BB trained and certified (GE employees only)
    • In-depth knowledge of internal auditing and/or ISO 9001:2000 standard
    • Extensive background in applicable engineering processes/techniques to include: Tooling, NDT, FVT/ICT Testing, Brazing, and Soldering
    • Strong leadership experience
    • Strong Sourcing, Quality, Engineering, or Manufacturing experience
    • 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 to influence others
    • Ability to keep business leaders and peers informed about strategies/plans that will affect them

      Locations: Spain ; Zamudio

      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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