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USA, Louisville, KY
Job Posting Title
Senior Manufacturing Quality Engineer
The Senior Manufacturing Quality Engineer executes operational and strategic efforts focused on product quality improvement, with primary oversight of the product/component testing, manufacturing control plan (MCP) and auditing processes in the manufacturing areas supporting the stamping processes of the Appliance Park Laundry production facility.
What you will Do
- Work with team to determine projects & quarterly goals to improve yield, scrap, issues impacting product performance and other COQ’s. Work with Support Operations Leader and PIE’s to prioritize funding/resources.
- Partner with plant operations personnel to promote a team that reacts aggressively to identify factory process inefficiencies, and escalates issues as necessary, to drive their resolution.
- Provide guidance to the broad New Product Introduction (NPI) team regarding manufacturing process capabilities for application to new designs, processes or geometries. Include selection of Critical to Quality characteristics (CTQs) to the vital few. Implement the appropriate control and measurement method on selected CTQs.
- Live, promote and support the Appliance Production System (APS) philosophy and drive continuous improvement in the quality area.
- Support work station documentation process; create, update and maintain Manufacturing Control Instructions (MCI’s), visual aid and alerts (single point lessons) as needed.
- Own all aspects of the testing process, including data analysis to drive yield, COQ and scrap metrics as defined in goals & objectives. Drive escalation of product, process, part and/or tester issues. Ensure MCI/MCP is followed and audit the test process & the pass/fail limits. Work with the PIE’s and Technology to drive immediate actions/projects to improve metrics.
- Analyze data as part of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and implement escalation plans as required by MCI/MCP. Create SPC for key metrics per the MCP. Monitor data trends and identify root cause if out of control and lead corrective actions.
- Support the ongoing calibration, troubleshooting, spare part requirements and preventative maintenance of procured equipment/gauges in responsible area.
- Lead or participate in audits to the MCP for assigned areas. Drive closure / resolution to noted deficiencies.
- Partner with plant operations personnel to promote a team that reacts aggressively to identified factory process non-conformances, and escalates issues as necessary, to drive their resolution.
- Collaborate with factory operations team to improve product quality through the identification and elimination of root cause of issues. Utilize Lean manufacturing concepts to facilitate the success and validation of manufacturing processes.
- Coach Team Members to ensure escalation and response / CAR / continuous improvement processes are followed for quality-related issues.
What you need to Succeed
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related discipline
- 5+ years of experience in a high volume stamping operation with a focus on customer facing surfaces
- Experience scoping and supporting the development of functional gages
- Experience with analyzing data from CMM and/or 3-Dimensional scanning measurement equipment
- Experience in manufacturing quality/NPI quality projects and process improvement
- Experience interpreting data to solve problems associated with high volume, short cycle manufacturing of consumer products.
- Ability to work within large cross-functional teams and at multiple levels in the organization (both salaried and shop floor operators / skilled trades team members).
- Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills
- Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment.
- Computer literate and skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Auto Cad, Minitab and Outlook.
- 10+ years of experience in a high volume stamping operation
- Experience with tooling development
- Six Sigma Certified
- Quality Leadership experience
- Lean Manufacturing experience
- Experience in appliance or similar high volume manufacturing processes
- Working conditions are normal for a high-volume manufacturing environment.
- 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.
- This position will be located in Louisville, KY.
- Hours & Weekends: Working off-shift and weekends may be required.
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.