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Manufacturing & Facilities Engineer

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-10969


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Manufacturing & Facilities Engineer

The Challenge

Manufacturing and Facilities Engineer will act as a Process Safety Management Lead for Refrigerant R600 Isobutane System. The M&F Engineer will plan and implement manufacturing process improvements & equipment upgrades/maintenance to improve safety and equipment reliability, provide needed manufacturing capacity, and reduce scrap. This role will provide technical support/problem-solving and technical direction to assigned production departments (Sealed Systems). Plan and support Preventative Maintenance Activities. The M&F Engineer will lead and direct Skilled trades Maintenance personnel.

What you will Do


  • Responsible for adherence to OSHA 1910.119 Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals for the AP5 Refrigerant R600 Isobutane Systems. 


  • Own mechanical integrity of all equipment for Refrigerant R600 Isobutane System.   
  • Serve as the primary troubleshooting resource.
  • Coordinate day to day activities for PSM-R600 maintenance staff.  
  • Own Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) for the area.  Monitor and drive improvements.  
  • Audit Preventative Maintenance plans to ensure compliance and maximize equipment uptime. Use EAM to track on-time completion of Work orders and PMs.
  • Work with Maintenance Business Leader on the maintenance action item list and priorities for the area. 
  • Monitor and ensure the calibration of all equipment. 
  • Manage and maintain special tools for the area (i.e. ensure spare tools are in crib, tool drawings in place, facilities hand-off). 
  • Provide feedback on equipment specifications based upon best practices and lessons learned. 


  • Ensure Manufacturing Control Plan (MCP) is executed and adhered to within production area. 
  • Maintain process-level standards/procedures. 
  • Adjust, monitor and document technical processes including deviations, Forms, MCI, MCP via BCR process. 
  • Work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders to quickly address and solve production issues.
  • Work to improve OEE, Scrap, and Yield (80%+). Root cause problems to determine what is causing failures and implement appropriate countermeasures. 
  • Monitor process data & reports on a daily basis and drive the resolution or escalation for any defect. 
  • Coach/train employees in safe operation of equipment and process control to minimize defects.


  • Lead root cause identification of problems, implement appropriate countermeasures, and share across shifts as best practice. 
  • Partner with Plant Operations personnel to promote and support a team that reacts aggressively to factory inefficiencies.  
  • Work cross-functionally on short term and long-term improvement initiatives.  
  • Complete improvement projects.


  • Provide the "voice of the plant", giving feedback on lessons learned and plant preferences.  
  • Interact with Design Engineers/Technology organization on model changes for manufacturing line set up.  
  • Review product prototypes and concepts for manufacturability.  

What you need to Succeed

What you need to Succeed

  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting high volume manufacturing equipment and processes. 
  • Knowledge and passion for preventing breakdowns through use of preventative and predictive maintenance.
  • Proven ability to influence and drive change. 
  • Desire to coach and train both hourly and salary personnel.
  • Solid verbal/written communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Advanced computer skills - high proficiency in Microsoft products (especially Excel) and ability to grasp new systems quickly. 
  • Strong project management and analytical/problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to scope and analyze cross-functional problems to generate/implement solutions. 
  • Ability to adapt to and juggle changing and competing priorities. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment with both hourly and salary personnel to meet the needs of operators and the factory. 
  • High initiative, self-starter, proactive, dedicated, results oriented team player. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related fields.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a Manufacturing Engineering, Operations or Quality role. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge of refrigerant systems, hydraulics, and pneumatics
  • Experience with PLCs and Control systems.
  • Experience and training in Lean manufacturing practices, including TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). 
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt certification. 

Working Conditions:

  • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses and hearing protection.  
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or off shift work. 

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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