Manage capital equipment procurement projects: Including specification development utilizing GE standards, supplier selection, early supplier engagement, technical reviews, factory layout development, installation and qualification of equipment.
Ensure all tooling and equipment is reliable and robust and designed to maximize Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Own the program metrics as applicable to your assigned projects: manufacturing labor plan (VLOH), equipment and tooling budgets and quality of in-house manufactured parts/product.
Work with the program team to perform trade-off analysis on competing metrics if necessary and drive decisions based on overall business impact.
Develop manufacturing processes.
Utilize cross-functional participation to ensure that the equipment and process and processes are compatible with the entire value stream. Efforts should include: Early equipment management (TPM), workstation design, material presentation, standard work and single piece flow.
Utilize the 9-Step Process for tooling and equipment design; consult Critical Process leaders as applicable to ensure development of robust processes for part / product generation.
Work with cross-functional team to develop Manufacturing Control Plans (MCP) and Manufacturing Control Instructions (MCI).
Work with EHS and the Advanced Industrial Engineer equipment / tooling / processes are implemented with the health and safety of the operators in mind.
Work with factory operations and Lean teams to understand the Value Stream and how your projects impact this. Ensure material flow, workstation setup, model mix, etc. are considered when workstations / equipment is designed.
Work with design team to ensure Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) is considered on part design.
As a Principal AME you will be responsible for mentoring, guiding and helping less experienced team members with overall program deliverables.
Qualifications / Requirements
BS degree in Engineering or similar field
7+ years hands on experience in manufacturing equipment and processes
5+ years experience managing capital equipment procurement projects: Including specification development, supplier selection, technical reviews, installation and qualification of equipment
Prior experience is case fabrication and foam operations
Experience with Lean manufacturing principles
Ability to work in large cross-functional teams and at multiple levels in the organization (both salaried and shop floor operators / skilled trades team members)
Good communication skills – will be expected to provide program report outs to cross-functional team
Demonstrated ability to take ownership of cross-functional program deliverables and ability to drive decisions based on the overall benefit to the company
Significant travel may be required
Master's degree in Engineering or similar field
Significant experience in one of the following areas: assembly line design, polyurethane foam, plastics thermoforming, and/or metal fabrication
Experience with implementing Lean process improvement in a manufacturing operation
Prior NPI program experience
Six Sigma Certification
Proficient in MS Office, MS Scheduler (or equivalent) and AutoCAD
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