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Quality Test Engineer-Manufacturing 2nd shift

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Quality  |  ID: REQ-13978


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Quality Test Engineer-Manufacturing 2nd shift

The Challenge

As a Manufacturing Quality Test Engineer on 2nd Shift, you will lead the quality test manufacturing systems, test loops and final product testing.

What you will Do

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

New Product Introduction

  • Own all aspects of the Final Assembly testers including data analysis to drive yield, COQ and scrap metrics. Ensure MCI is followed on 2nd and audit the test process & the pass, fail limits. Drive immediate action/projects to improve metrics.

Error Proofing

  • Review daily assembly line test loops for equipment failure. Work with Process Improvement Engineers and maintenance to have the equipment repaired.

Factory Support

  • Provide first response to Business Team leader regarding production related issues surrounding test equipment.
  • Drive to maintain a partnership with our shop operations personnel to promote a team that reacts aggressively to factory inefficiencies.
  • Provide Factory test support as needed daily for the entire factory to ensure test equipment is working properly and does not cause lost starts.
  • Track overall test system performance on 2nd shift by measuring No Fault Found, quality yield, test cycle time for all testers.
  • Analyze data with statistics to understand abnormal variation between tester trolleys and implement improvement plans.
  • Analyze 2nd shift test failures and work with QIEs and area repair operators to determine if the root cause of the failure is due to a part assembly issues, design or test method, then own overseeing the corrective actions.
  • Communicate test changes with 2nd shift team. Solicit input for project ideas and issue resolution. 
  • Communicate with Lead Test Engineer and 3rd shift Test Engineer in turn over meetings in addition to AME Test Group.


  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain quality test equipment, and gages as assigned.
  • Ensure PM and calibration processes are being followed including proper documentation and that all test equipment spare parts are available.

What you need to Succeed

Position Requirement

  • Experience in the function of basic electrical components:
  • Advanced computer skills - high proficiency in Microsoft products (especially Excel) and ability to grasp new systems quickly
  • Basic Statistics

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Engineering degree or equivalent electrical experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience in troubleshooting and supporting manufacturing test equipment
  • Proven ability to influence and drive change
  • Solid verbal/written communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal skills
  • High initiative, self-starter, proactive, dedicated, results oriented, a team player

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS Electrical Engineering degree
  • Electrical System Testing
  • Program C++
  • Leak and Flow Testing/Analysis
  • Low Voltage Start
  • Motor/Compressor Overload
  • Safety: Ground Bond Continuity
  • Safety: High Voltage Withstand
  • Knowledge of Appliances manufacturing processes and/or similar high volume assembly processes
  • Experience & training in lean manufacturing practices
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification
  • Thermodynamics Refrigeration cycle
  • Noise Vibration Harshness Testing/analysis
  • Product Reliability Testing
  • Strong project management and analytical/problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to scope and analyze cross-functional problems to generate/implement solutions

Working Conditions:

  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • <5% travel required for domestic and/or international travel to customer sites/ plants, etc.

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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