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GE Aviation (US)
Location: Detroit
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Operations
Category: Auditor Jobs
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.

Working for GE Aviation is exciting & challenging. Come see what you are missing!
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 Bearings & Gears - Value Engineer / Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for monitoring assigned supplier quality performance. Track metrics & work quality improvement plans addressing problem areas. Ensure supplier quality management system complies with applicable GE and Industry Specifications. Investigate quality escapes & ensure minimal impact to the business. Provide root cause investigations & ensure effective corrective actions are taken / tracked.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, as the Bearings & Gears - Value Engineer / Supplier Quality Engineer, you will :

* Responsible for Supplier Quality Assurance and Supplier Quality Development

* Review supplier submitted routers, first article inspection data, and significant operations to determine part conformance and process capability

* Understand and drive Six Sigma / Lean practices

* Own supplier improvement plans related to non-conformances (MRB) & Quality Escapes (QEM) and drive reductions through manufacturing improvements and engineering design changes

* Drive quality investigations across all organizations to develop root cause and effective corrective action plans

* Lead and provide investigation updates across customers, regulators and business leadership

* Use data analytics to identify risks and opportunities for quality improvement and escape prevention

* Provide cost estimating activities for contract review / award functions

* Provide input during the design process to ensure producibility and cost effectiveness

* Lead cost reduction and manufacturing first time yield projects at Supplier

* Maintain supplier qualifications, action plans, audits, performance monitoring, and assisting key suppliers towards industrial standards of excellence

* Proactively review drawings to identify risks for manufacturability and collaborate with Design Engineering on drawing / specification clarity and producibility

* Assist Sourcing in negotiation of best commercial and technical package for procurement requirements

* Work with allocated key suppliers to improve On Time Delivery and Quality statistics to target levels

* Identify and deliver value-adding opportunities toward delivery and quality improvement

* Advises Functional managers or other Functions regarding approaches, processes and procedures within own field

* Lead medium sized projects and be a major contributor to larger projects

* Develop & work initiatives to positively impact quality performance across Sourcing

* Mentor suppliers in the use of quality tools & requirements

* Provide onsite supplier support as necessary

In Addition you may responsible for :

* Includes both Supplier Quality Assurance and Supplier Quality Development

* Includes supplier qualifications, action plans, audits, performance monitoring, and assisting key suppliers towards industrial standards of excellence

* SQEs have various levels of differentiation which are related to level of technical understanding of engineering drawings and ability to manage vendors

* Develop new solutions under guidance and / or in a team setting or based upon precedents in the organizations

* Balance both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects

* Works together with high level people from the business at SPB and EB level

* Specify needs, communicate about project approach and present outcomes of research done

* Provide technical / commercial assistance to Commodity Buyers to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge

* Actively participate in supplier performance reviews

* Advise Functional managers regarding projects, processes and procedures within own field

* Contribute to project as a team member or leads small projects

* PLEASE NOTE : Work location listed is Michigan as this person will be covering the Michigan region. This position may be eligible for the following flexible work arrangements (FWA) - remote work


* Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Sourcing)

* Minimum of 3 years of experience in Supplier Quality Engineering or Manufacturing Quality Engineering

Desired Characteristics:

* Significant knowledge of manufacturing and special processes related to gear / gearbox and / or bearing manufacturing

* Background, experience, understanding of heat treating, coatings, inspection processes

* Solid understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

* Strategic thinking skills that enable development of systematic changes across the supply base to improve quality

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

* Ability to influence others and lead small teams

* Experienced problem solver with working knowledge of established quality tools (TOPS8D, Apollo)

* Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

* Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

* Effective problem identification and solution skills

* Proven analytical and organizational ability

* Mentor and Provide training for others in your area(s) of expertise

* Demonstrated ability to make good sound technical decisions

* Ability to deliver technical presentations (written & oral) to peers and upper management

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.

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Locations: United States; Michigan; Detroit

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

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