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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-14904


The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

Responsible for maintaining/improving the physical equipment within a defined production area. Accountable for full technical ownership of assigned areas. As the Manufacturing Engineer you will work with a team of union skilled trades maintenance technicians, hourly Team Leaders, Process Improvement Engineers, Quality and Business Managers. In this role you will make critical engineering choices and long term plans with regards to equipment and processes needed to make improvements and meet the goals of the area.


Senior Manufacturing Engineer


USA, Louisville, KY

How You'll Create Possibilities

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership, program management, and expertise to Plant Operations, to include providing leadership and direction to the maintenance team
  • Be a point of contact for technical changes to assigned area and accountable for conclusion making process.
  • Direct and improve Preventive Maintenance plan for assigned area
  • Root cause based troubleshooting, schematic reading, PLC's and ladder logic programming, variable frequency drives, Ethernet communications, Vision Systems and safety procedures such as Lock Out -Tag Out
  • Support all plant priorities in the areas of EHS, Schedule Attainment, Spoilage & Yield, Labor & Overtime, Productivity, Spare Parts cost controls and Lean Manufacturing
  • Execute routine equipment purchases, to include presenting justification for capital expenses or process improvements, design and specification of equipment and standardization of equipment within manufacturing methods and safety requirements
  • First response to our maintenance employees when guidance or assistance is required. This will include some after hours and weekend supervision
  • Establish, develop, implement and sustain world-class practices in our Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program and deliver continuous improvement in the areas of up-time and cost controls. Develop and manage the TPM checklists to receive feedback from controlmen. Lead Action Work Outs (AWO) to improve the effectiveness of the equipment
  • Coordinate with Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) efforts to ensure operational efficiency goals are met.
  • Provide support, direction and training to AMEs, Process Improvement Engineers, maintenance, systems and shop projects with specification, drawings, equipment/process acceptance, and trouble-shooting
  • Initiate and integrate activities to resolve repetitive production problems and implement preventive maintenance programs on key pieces of equipment to improve process output reliability
  • Provide leadership to hourly maintenance employees to ensure day-to-day production requirements
  • Establish measured work practices for maintenance employees, to include documentation of work performed and the time required to perform it
  • Provide training and aid in trouble-shooting and downtime response in specified area of expertise
  • Steer up-time and equipment reliability improvements through simplification activities
  • Be the subject matter expert for a specific technical skillset
  • Own 5S in the area and enforce adherence
  • Develop and guide cross functional projects with other departments and suppliers to make entire supply chain more robust, driving OEE

What You'll Bring to Our Team

What You Need to Succeed:

Prior relevant military service will be considered in relation to required/desired qualifications.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other technical Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills and implementation of significant investment projects
  • Previous supervisory experience and/or experience working directly with high volume manufacturing production operations and union operators
  • Demonstrated sound leadership skills through coaching, training and positive influencing. Skills to include interpersonal, facilitation, positive multi-level verbal/written communication and team building
  • Proven shop floor troubleshooting skills
  • Proven Mechanical and Electrical/PLC Systematic and Technical Skills required
  • Solid PLC Controls/Electrical troubleshooting a must
  • Ability to implement long-term plans into day-to-day operations
  • Solid Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft suite, software/programming and PLC)
  • Position supports 24/7 manufacturing facilities. Occasional off shift, on call and weekend work may be required


  • Green Belt Certified, Black Belt Certified
  • Minimum 10 years support operations or maintenance supervision experience.
  • Design/Tooling/new product launch background a plus
  • Self-motivated: ability to balance multiple priorities and effectively establish level of responsiveness and resource allocation
  • Skilled union trades management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven problem solving skills

Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

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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