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Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer - Electronics Wire Harness

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Quality  |  ID: REQ-13763


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer - Electronics Wire Harness

The Challenge

This position will lead the advancement of Wire Harness quality systems within GE Appliances and the global supply base. Primary focus will be coordinating the supplier quality engineering efforts related to sourced devices, new product introduction, new supplier qualifications, continuous supplier improvement, and cross-functional support for all related programs.

What you will Do

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Own all aspects of quality engineering and project management for suppliers of Wire Harness assemblies.  This includes qualification of suppliers, continuous ownership and development throughout the life-cycle of the supplier, and cross-functional support for all related programs that impact Cost of Quality (COQ) to GEA.
  • Lead Supplier Quality initiatives and develop activities to fix-or-exit problematic suppliers by implementing robust corrective actions or qualifying alternate suppliers.
  • Lead problem definition and reactive problem solving through containment, identification of root cause and corrective action with SCAR.
  • Utilize technical expertise in commodity design and manufacturing equipment to work with suppliers in developing optimal product designs and manufacturing processes.
  • Initiate and lead the 9-step process with the use of Lean/Six Sigma tools by partnering with Technology to identify, understand and abate issues for NPI and C changes.
  • Conduct Critical Part Risk Reviews related to system performance, reliability, or quality.
  • Lead projects involving supplier moves, process and material changes.  Support design change projects.
  • Interface with Wire Harness suppliers, OEMs, and manufacturing sites to improve Wire Harness initiatives for the business.
  • Identify new Wire Harness and component processes, tools, and contacts within the industry – including new suppliers, instruments, or processes to further advance the business.
  • Champion the use of quality tools, Supplier Composite Scorecard and other data to identify and drive quality projects across all suppliers resulting in the overall improvement of supplier value to GEA (Delivery, quality, cost)
  • Monitor and resolve supplier process control performance issues by developing robust quality control plans and implementing sustainable corrective actions.
  • Drive permanent resolution of manufacturing issues and consumer issues caused by supplier defects.
  • Lead projects involving supplier moves, process and material changes.  Support design change projects.
  • Ability to simplify complex information and concisely prepare both verbal and written executive summaries to the Appliance Leadership Team.
  • Lead and own Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) requirements associated with a change.
  • Perform annual audits to monitor supplier QMS (Quality Management System) compliance and effectiveness.
  • Identify areas for cost reduction across assigned supplier base including internal supplier process, quality improvements, Variable Cost Productivity (VCP) and material usage.

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Technical equivalent (i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) degree
  • Minimum 3 Supplier Quality or Manufacturing Quality experience
  • Minimum 3 years of Wire Harness or Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) related experience
  • Ability to understand electrical and mechanical functions of a variety of EMD components as well as their contribution within product systems
  • Experienced with Wire Harness, test and measurement methods
  • Strong background in applying statistical tools for process and product development and control (i.e. Gage R&R, Process Capability, Control Plans, SPC, Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Design of Experiments (DOEs))
  • Skilled and experienced with reading and understanding prints, dimensions, and tolerances
  • Experienced with problem solving tools and techniques (i.e. 8-D, 5 Whys, 7 Ways, DOE, eCAR, Fishbone, Pareto, Six Sigma, First Piece, PPAP)
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated leadership to influence and drive change within a highly matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop, manage and implement aggressive project plans both globally and domestically

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Preferred candidates have 3+ years of experience with Wire Harness or PCBA design or manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to simplify complex information and prepare concise executive summaries
  • Prior international work experience & multi-lingual (Chinese, Spanish, etc.)
  • Demonstrated Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Six Sigma certified (Green Belt, Black Belt or Master Black Belt)
  • GEA training program graduate (OMLP, SCDP, TLP, EEDP)

Working Conditions:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally (20%)

Disclaimer:  This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

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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