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Advanced Systems Engineer – Dishwasher

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-10057

Description

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Advanced Systems Engineer – Dishwasher

The Challenge

This is a technical role responsible for building a proven body of knowledge including generating an intellectual property (IP) portfolio from project work, competitor IP landscaping, and a pipeline of technology for future platforms for the Dishwasher business. The Advanced Systems Engineer will head projects filling critical components of the MGTP leading to the next generation Dishwasher systems. In addition to that, the engineer will have the opportunity to influence and help shape the MGTP and plans for moving critical technologies forward. This role will also include managing the strategy and analysis of competitor technologies including domestic and international models.

What you will Do

What You Will Do:
  • Executing projects that will drive innovation and best-in-class performance including initial involvement in development of structural aspects of the new wash system.
  • Improve the Dishwasher IP portfolio by creating patent applications generated from project work.
  • Participate in competitive teardowns and conduct performance benchmarking to identify opportunities and best practices for adoption
  • Develop and manage the strategy to understand emerging technologies in dishwasher and adjacent spaces for domestic and international models
  • Execute industry IP landscape on domestic publications for two competitors and global landscape for two key categories.   
  • Build the Dishwasher body of knowledge through creation and modification of design practices, design guides, ETP’s and new test rigs.

What you need to Succeed

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 7 years design experience in the appliance industry, or related experience
  • Proven experience with design structure and acoustics
  • Significant product development and program execution background (preferably with a focus in dishwasher structure)
  • Experience in building and testing prototypes with a willingness to be hands-on and work in a lab and factory environment to develop and test various design concepts.
  • Sound background in understanding patents and claim language
  • Imaginative problem solving skills with a customer focus and a proven record of engineering analysis and design execution success
  • Effective team building and project management ability with a highly collaborative style and ability to work in a cross-functional matrixed organization
  • Self-starting engineer with excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be a change agent driving a continuous improvement mindset
     
Other Preferred Qualifications:
  • Principal Engineer with focus in acoustics, dishwasher sound performance, tub/door structure, and user interface.
  • Advanced Engineering Degree
  • Understanding of Six Sigma / Lean practices
  • Reliability Practitioner

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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