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Advanced Quality Engineer

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Quality  |  ID: REQ-9594


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Advanced Quality Engineer

The Challenge

The Advanced Quality Engineer owns the quality initiatives on a new part, or NPI product design to set the factory up for sustainable long-term ownership and success. Manages complex problems utilizing APQP processes that requires a high level of independent problem solving and self-direction. Independently manages entire projects for a work area and executes/implements quality systems primarily on a NPI. Very data driven and makes decisions based on the data.

What you will Do

  • Lead APQP including responsible for the PPAP of in-house equipment and parts primarily associated with a NPI without significant direction.
  • Own the APQP process to plan, specify, procure, certify and implement into production high quality, cost effective, right-sized manufacturing processes including: fixtures, line side gauging, go/no-go, measurement plans, and equipment.
  • Responsible for the NPI iP checklists and completing/reporting out on Advanced Quality Engineering (AQE) responsible items prior to the reviews.
  • Lead cross-functional team PFMEA’s to understand the risks of new part/product/process changes and ensure they are mitigated accordingly by product launch
  • Must work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment with both salaried and hourly personnel to meet the needs of the operators, the program, and the business.
  • Interfacing with team leaders to develop job instruction and define what is critical. Define the jobs through standard work and job instructions.
  • Balance the communication between product design and manufacturing to ensure all issues get addressed with minimal surprises to achieve world class manufacturing goals.
  • Ensure all process involvement meets or exceeds ISO, UL, and GEA standards
  • Understand GEA technical drawings, both MBD/GD&T and linear dimensions, and ensure the quality plans established meet the drawing specifications.
  • Develop and implement all technical documentation or modifications for the new items introduced including the quality control plan required for an ISO certified plant (MCP’s, MCI’s, FRM’s, etc.)
  • Drive COQ improvements: scrap, factory yield, concessions, damage and service calls.
  • Work cross-functionally with Design, Quality, Manufacturing, LEAN, marketing, EHS, service, etc. teams
  • Develop and implement quality test plans for the factory to execute ensuring sustained control of Critical to Quality and Critical Process features.
  • Project-manage the scoping, definition and implementation of quality improvement for strategic and operational programs.
  • Provide technical leadership & in-depth expertise to investigate, initiate and drive the development, procurement and implementation of equipment & processes for manufacturing.
  • AQE support for total cost take out and run the plant projects.  Collaborate with CIB chair for quality improvement and project execution.
  • Responsible for the NPI iP checklists and completing/reporting out on Advanced Quality Engineering (AQE) responsible items prior to the reviews.
  • The AQE role has minimal involvement with the issues affecting day to day production but does require an extremely strong understanding of the people and how the current processes work.  The role of the AQE is to work with a cross functional team to implement a new part, product, or process that is new, with a ‘turn key’ sustainable quality process at product launch for the factory to agree to and take ownership of executing.

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Experience in manufacturing plant environment.
  • Computer literate and highly skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced using, programming, and interpreting CMM/3D scanning/metrology systems.
  • Significant experience in implementing Lean process improvements in high volume manufacturing operations.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher certification proficient with Minitab
  • Experience in metrology / measurement systems.
  • Proficient with understanding both coordinate and geometric GD&T drawings

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions will include both office environment as well as plant floor
  • Normal work hours will be 8-5 but may be altered to match plant operations or other schedules.
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
  • Up to 25% travel may be require when qualifying parts or equipment.  This could be domestic or international travel.

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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