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Manufacturing Quality Engineer

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Quality  |  ID: REQ-9495

Description

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Manufacturing Quality Engineer

The Challenge

The Manufacturing Quality Engineer executes operational and strategic efforts focused on product quality improvement, with primary oversight of the product/component testing and manufacturing control plan (MCP) auditing processes in an assigned manufacturing area supporting AP1 Clothes Care Production.

What you will Do

  • Collaborate with factory operations team to improve product quality through the identification and elimination of the root cause of issues.  Utilize Lean manufacturing concepts to facilitate the success and validation of manufacturing processes.  Communicate opportunities and project status with Quality Line Leader (QLL) and cross-functionally. 
  • Identify and execute projects & quarterly goals to improve yield, scrap, end of line audit and issues impacting product performance, and other COQ’s. Work with Assembly & Support Ops and other functions to prioritize funding/resources.
  • Respond to abnormalities in product and component testing results.
  • Coach Team Leaders to ensure escalation processes are followed for quality-related issues.
  • Partner with plant operations personnel to promote a team that reacts aggressively to factory inefficiencies, and escalates issues as necessary, to drive their resolution.
  • Live, promote and support the Appliance Production System (APS) philosophy and drive continuous improvement in the quality area. Main focus being First Pass Yield, Audit Scores, Scrap, and Service Call Rate.
  • Work with Quality Line Leader to drive selection of Critical to Quality characteristics (CTQs) to the vital few.  Implement the appropriate measurement method on selected CTQs.
  • Work with QLL to determine projects & quarterly goals to improve yield, scrap, SCR and other COQ’s.
  • Work with QLL and PIE’s to prioritize funding/resources.
  • Support work station documentation process; create, update and maintain Manufacturing Control Instructions (MCI’s), visual aid and alerts (single point lessons) as needed.
  • Provide guidance to the broad New Product Introduction (NPI) team regarding manufacturing process capabilities for application to new designs, processes or geometries.  Evaluate and implement new testing technologies to support new product innovations, while improving outgoing quality.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate with subsystem and testing teams to modify/improve testing logic.  Work with Change Control Team to coordinate deviations and issue BCR if changes are implemented. 
  • Provide technical ownership to drive the development, procurement and implementation of factory quality measurement systems including gaging, test equipment, go/no-go decisions, and coordinate measurement (CMM) test systems. 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.
  • Provide technical ownership to drive the development, procurement and implementation of factory quality measurement systems including gaging, test equipment, go/no-go decision and coordinate measurement (CMM) test systems.
  • • Maintain cadence around the team's project list and project review meeting. Ensure cross-functional engagement to efficiently drive projects to closure and escalate when help is needed.

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related discipline.
  • 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).
  • Experience in development or sustaining of instrumented electromechanical equipment.
  • 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.
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with Line 1 Dryer assembly, quality, and test operations.
  • Quality Leadership experience
  • Experience in implementing Lean process improvements in manufacturing operations.
  • Experience interpreting data to solve problems associated with high volume, short cycle manufacturing of consumer products.

Working Conditions:

  • 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.
  • Travel (up to 10%) to suppliers and other manufacturing locations as needed.
  • 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.

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