Manufacturing Engineer-Project Leader
Louisville, KY, United States
| ID: REQ-13081
Camden SC US
USA, Louisville, KY
Job Posting Title
Manufacturing Engineer-Project Leader
As a Sr. Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME), you'll be a member of the new Water Heater AME team responsible for providing manufacturing support New Product Introduction (NPI), Cost-Out and Plant Productivity projects. You will develop, manage and execute capital equipment and high volume manufacturing process projects to meet required budget and launch schedules. The AME is a key liaison between NPI programs and the factory operations teams; ensuring plant priorities and goals are clearly understood and considered. This includes providing input for design for manufacturability, applying lean ideas to process designs and transferring process knowledge to the applicable factory personnel.
What you will Do
Coordinate and manage capital equipment procurement projects: Including specification development utilizing GEA & industry standards, supplier selection, early supplier engagement, technical reviews, factory layout development, installation and qualification of equipment. Ensure all tooling and equipment is reliable and robust and designed to maximize Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Own the program metrics as applicable to your assigned projects: capital equipment & tooling budgets, program schedule, reliability, quality and labor targets. Work with the program team to perform trade-off study on contesting metrics if necessary and steer choices based on overall business impact.
Facilitate/steer the use of the Production Preparation Process (3P) and Lean manufacturing best practices while developing manufacturing equipment and processes. Utilize cross-functional participation to ensure that the equipment and processes are compatible with the entire value stream. Efforts should include: right-sized equipment, workstation design, material presentation, standard work and single piece flow.
Standards and Compliance:
Ensure all equipment executed in GEA factories comply with Industry and Governmental Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) standards.
Utilize Human Organizational Performance (HOP) principles to ensure that all equipment / tooling / processes are implemented with the health and safety of the operators in mind.
Work with functional managers to ensure equipment & processes support business initiatives of Bill of Process (BoP), Lean Manufacturing, Ergonomic Design and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
Cross-functional Work and Leadership:
Work with factory operations and Lean teams to understand the Value Stream and how your projects impact this. Ensure material flow, workstation set up, model mix, etc. are considered when workstations / equipment are designed.
Utilize the 9-Step Process for tooling and equipment design; consult Critical Process managers as applicable to ensure development of robust processes for part / product generation. Work with cross-functional team to develop Manufacturing Control Plans (MCP) and Manufacturing Control Instructions (MCI).
Work with design team to ensure Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) is considered on part design.
As a senior professional, participate in growing the AME organization’s capability. This includes mentoring, guiding and helping more junior team members as well as adding to the body of knowledge of the department (training, developing new manufacturing processes, supporting Hoshin goals, etc.)
What you need to Succeed
Experience managing capital equipment procurement projects: Including specification development, supplier selection, technical reviews, installation and qualification of equipment
Prior experience in a large scale manufacturing environment
Experience with Lean manufacturing best practices
Ability to work in large cross-functional teams and at multiple levels in the organization (both salaried and shop floor operators / skilled trades team members)
Ability to communicate effectively and be an agent for change.
Good organizational, project management and presentation skills to interact with all levels within the organization and with suppliers and vendors
Demonstrated ability to take ownership of cross-functional program deliverables and ability to guide conclusions based on the overall benefit to the company
Ability to mentor, grow more junior members of the team and add to the body of AME knowledge for the business
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related field OR equivalent hands on experience in technical/manufacturing disciplines
5+ years of experience with establishing specifications, testing, installation of manufacturing equipment and process improvement
BS degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering
Experience with assembly line design, automation and customized fabrication equipment and manufacturing processes
Prior experience in any of the following: controls, robotics and welding is desired
Experience with implementing Lean process improvement in a manufacturing operation
Prior NPI program experience
Six Sigma Certification
Proficient in MS Office, MS Scheduler (or equivalent) and AutoCAD
Working conditions are normal for a high volume manufacturing environment.
Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 30 pounds and working in and around heavy equipment.
Working in this environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats.
These roles will require frequent walking in a manufacturing plant environment.
20-30% travel may be for domestic and/or international travel to supplier sites/ plants, etc.
Hours & Weekends: Working off-shift and weekends will be required
GE Appliances does not offer sponsorship now or in the future for this position
GE Appliances 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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