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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer –Electronics & Wire Harness

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Quality  |  ID: REQ-15012


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? 

This position will lead the advancement of Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) and 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.


Senior Supplier Quality Engineer –Electronics & Wire Harness


USA, Louisville, KY

How You'll Create Possibilities

  • Own all aspects of quality engineering and project management for suppliers of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA), Electronic Components, and 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.
  • 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.
  • Interface with PCBA/Wire Harness suppliers, OEMs, and manufacturing sites to improve Electronics initiatives for the business.
  • Identify new PCBA/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.
  • 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.
  • 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 supply base including internal supplier process, quality improvements, Variable Cost Productivity (VCP) and material usage.

What You'll Bring to Our Team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Engineering or Technical (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) degree.
  • Minimum 3 years Supplier Quality or Manufacturing Quality experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of Wire Harness or PCBA related experience.
  • Ability to understand electrical and mechanical functions of a variety of EMD components as well as their contribution within product systems.
  • 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).
  • Experienced with Wire Harness, test and measurement methods.
  • 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:

  • Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Degree 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%)

Note:  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.

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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