GE Modernization Manufacturing Leader in Fort Worth, Texas

Job Number



GE Transportation

Business Segment

GET Transportation

About Us

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

AtGE Transportation, we move the world. We

are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling

industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings using

our advanced manufacturing techniques, industry expertise and connected machines. Established more than a

century ago, GE Transportation is a division of GE that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives.

That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today. It's the engine of change that puts us at the forefront of

transportation technology, software, and analytics. And it's why we continue to find-and realize-the potential that

keeps our connected world moving forward. The GE Transportation Global Headquarters is located in Chicago,

Illinois. There are over 65 service sites worldwide.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is anEqual 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.

Posted Position Title

Modernization Manufacturing Leader

Career Level




Function Segment

Manufacturing Operations

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces



Fort Worth

Postal Code


Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

The Modernization Manufacturing Leader will provide support for the execution of Modernization programs at GE's facilities and partner sites worldwide. In this role, you will work closely with the manufacturing and/or supplier teams to provide technical guidance and manufacturing expertise to the implementation of locomotive modernizations.

Essential Responsibilities

In addition, you will be:

Responsible for delivering productivity improvement by maximizing the reuse of existing components and simplifying manufacturing processes to reduce material usage and labor cost. You will also work closely with the Program Management, Engineering, and Technical Leadership teams to develop satisfactory program improvements for future projects. This role will require close coordination within GE’s manufacturing, sourcing, quality, and fulfillment organizations

• Act as the primary interface for Modernization execution between Manufacturing, Sourcing and Materials team to support the Ft. Worth factory

• Provide technical support and coaching to factory personnel for the disassembly, assembly and test of locomotive modernization programs

• Develop processes aimed at safely and accurately performing operations and repairs to locomotives as required

• Work closely with engineering to drive resolution of specification issues and production changes as identified by the Product Manager

• Identify productivity opportunities through appropriate re-use of core materials and document the changes to Bills of Material as required

• Identify opportunities to reduce investments needed by facilities to implement mew modernization programs

• Coordinate with Engineering and Sourcing to leverage Used Serviceable Material in place of new material to reduce costs of Modernization projects and kits

• Drive implementation plans for future Modernization projects in the manufacturing facilities

• Interface regularly with the Program Management team to review future proposals and ensure that proposals do not exceed the ability of the team to execute

• Improve processes and streamline improvements to reduce production lead times and complications associated with materials required at less than standard lead time schedules

• Lead project team through a regular system of milestone reviews to identify and manage risks, monitor operational performance against the agreed timescales, and instigates corrective action, where appropriate

• Ensure project details are properly documented to provide evidence of compliance and simplify implementation of similar projects in the future

• Provide additional project and/or material support to the Modernizations team as required


• Minimum of 5 years of experience in Locomotive Repair Services, Maintenance, or Overhaul

• Minimum of 3 years of experience managing projects or programs

Eligibility Requirements

• Must have unrestricted access to work in the United States

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

• Solid Project Management Skills: ability to drive project execution and clearly track status

• Strong Communication Skills: ability to clearly articulate progress/status to internal/external customers at an executive level

• Hands-on locomotive repair or rebuild experience from a variety of manufacturers, including GE, EMD and ALCO

• Strong business acumen and commercial savvy

• Ability to manage effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

• Ability to work in a matrix organization across channels and cultures

• Ability to energize teams through inclusiveness and connection with people

• Knowledge of Oracle and CAS inventory/materials applications

• PC proficiency: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, Access

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Results oriented, self-motivated, adaptable and an interchangeable team member

• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills, often involving internal and external Engineering, Quality, and Sourcing / supplier teams

• Demonstrated commitment for process improvement