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Senior Process Engineer

Decatur, AL, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-13119

Description

Job Location

USA, Decatur, AL

Job Posting Title

Senior Process Engineer

The Challenge

As a Senior Process Improvement Engineer, you'll manage capital equipment and process effectiveness within a production area. Guide technical support, troubleshoots process issues and drives operational improvements, through effective problem solving and corrective action implementation, to continuously improve safety, quality, delivery, cost & morale.

What you will Do

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

EQUIPMENT:

  • Own all capital equipment and tooling in the production area, from Engineering sign-off and forward.
  • Serve as the primary troubleshooting resource for the process in the plant. Consult with maintenance staff on equipment repair.
  • Monitor and work to improve Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) in the area.
  • Recommend equipment and tooling for existing process; consult and sign-off on new purchases when applicable.
  • Responsible for and lead corrective action for Preventative Maintenance plans to ensure compliance and maximize equipment uptime.
  • Own Total Preventive Maintenance activities for the area.
  • Consult with Maintenance Business Leader on the maintenance action item list and/or priorities for the area.
  • Provide feedback on equipment specifications based upon GE Appliances equipment standard and lessons learned.

PROCESS CONTROL:

  • Active participant in the development of the Manufacturing Control Plan and ensure it is adhered to within the production area.
  • Maintain process-level standards/procedures.
  • Work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders to quickly address, identify root cause and solve production line issues (i.e. Operations, Safety, Quality).

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT:

  • Engage in and lead problem-solving for production area. Lead root cause identification of problems, implement appropriate countermeasures, and share across as best practice.
  • Support the Team and Business Leaders in the planning and execution of continuous improvement method.

NPI LAUNCHES:

  • Coordinate with Engineers on capital equipment purchases & qualification.
  • Interact with Design Engineers/Technology organization on model changes for manufacturing line set up.
  • Review product prototypes and concepts for manufacturability.
  • Provide feedback to the NPI team on capacity, impact on operator and process stability/sustainability.
  • Interface with vendors and OEM suppliers, along with Facilities Engineer, to learn maintenance requirements and equipment troubleshooting. Distribute information and knowledge.

SAFETY:

  • Support Business Leader by identifying and implementing safety-related corrective actions and improvements for the area.
  • Assist with action item completion for the area's safety action item list, including corrective actions from near misses, accident reports & ergo assessments.
  • Update any inefficiencies in lock out tag out (LOTO) and attend annual training sessions.


 

What you need to Succeed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in high volume manufacturing environment in an Engineering role or equivalent experience.
  • Hands on and relevant robotics and controls experience with electrical automated manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Experience in Controls, Preventive Maintenance, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatics and electrical.
  • Experience in PLC, distributed I/O, and servo controls.
  • Experience in lean manufacturing practices.
  • Six Sigma certification.
  • Project Management skills.

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, based on business need (including weekends when needed).
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment with both hourly and salary personnel to meet the needs of operations and the business.
  • High initiative, self-starter, proactive, dedicated and results oriented.

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment.
  • Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 50 pounds.
  • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots.
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
  • Travel may be required for domestic and/or international travel to other sites/plants, etc.

**GE Appliances does not offer sponsorship now or in the future for this position.

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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