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Electrical Test Engineer- Manufacturing Quality

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Quality  |  ID: REQ-13074


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Electrical Test Engineer- Manufacturing Quality

The Challenge

The Senior Manufacturing Quality Engineer – Test Systems is responsible for managing the quality test manufacturing systems, test loops and final product testing. Primarily supporting in Door, Case, Sealed System, and Electrical Assembly areas. A strong candidate will be capable of identifying, correcting, and preventing nonconforming testing events.

What you will Do

New Product Introduction

  • Develop and implement new and improved test methods to enhance capabilities, support growth, new model introduction, and improve outgoing quality via enhanced test firewalls.
  • Drive improvement projects through the CIB process.  i.e. Able to write and analyze Test Codes for leak and flow rates, wattage, resistance, Hipot, Ground bond and other basic test parameters.
  • Drive project improvement pulsing’s including organizing project leaders around Test Systems improvement goals.

Error Proofing

  • Implement Poke-Yoke work methods for testing and develop standard work and workstation aids to assist in operator training and operational consistency to improve quality yields.
  • Review daily assembly line test loops for equipment failure. Work with Process Improvement Engineers and maintenance to have the equipment repaired.

Factory Support

  • Provide first response to Business Team leader regarding production related issues surrounding test equipment.
  • Drive to maintain a partnership with our shop operations personnel to promote a team that reacts aggressively to factory inefficiencies.


  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain quality test equipment, and gages as assigned.
  • Ownership for the calibration and preventative maintenance of test equipment as assigned.
  • Ownership for the having spare parts and trouble- shooting procedures in place for test equipment to minimize down time as assigned.
  • Program and maintain all test equipment. Analyze data as part of Statistical Process Control {SPC) and implement escalation plans as required by MCI.

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline OR equivalent

  • 5 years’ of demonstrated success in manufacturing quality disciplines

  • 3-5 years of experience in troubleshooting and supporting manufacturing test equipment

  • Experience with manufacturing quality/NPI quality projects and process improvement

  • Experience interpreting data to solve problems, demonstrated skills in statistical analysis

  • Experience with manufacturing quality/ quality improvement projects and/or process improvement in a fast-paced, high volume manufacturing environment

  • Exposure to Lean manufacturing principles

  • Ability to work in large cross-functional teams that span multiple organizational levels

  • Strong verbal and nonverbal communication skills – will be expected to conduct strong coordination with adjacent shifts and provide report outs (written or verbal) to organizational leadership

  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of cross-functional program deliverables and ability to drive decisions based on the overall benefit to the company

  • Experience in the function of basic electrical components

  • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment, influencing others and driving change

  • Computer literate and skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Minitab, and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS Electrical Engineering degree

  • Electrical System Testing

  • Program C++

  • Knowledge of test loops

  • Leak and Flow Testing/Analysis

  • Low Voltage Start

  • Motor/Compressor Overload

  • Safety: Ground Bond Continuity

  • Safety: High Voltage Withstand

  • Knowledge of Appliances manufacturing processes and/or similar high volume assembly processes

  • Experience & training in lean manufacturing practices

  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification

  • Thermodynamics Refrigeration cycle

  • Noise Vibration Harshness Testing/analysis

  • Product Reliability Testing

  • Strong project management and analytical/problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to scope and analyze cross-functional problems to generate/implement solutions

Working Conditions

  • Hours & Weekends: Working off-shift and weekends may be required.

  • Travel will be limited but may be required for domestic and/or international travel to customer sites/ plants, etc.

  • High-volume manufacturing environment with frequent standing, walking, and lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs. is required.

  • This environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats.

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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