GE Manufacturing Engineer in Fountaindale, Australia

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.

Posted Position Title

Manufacturing Engineer

Career Level




Function Segment

Manufacturing Engineering

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available Australia



Postal Code


Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

The Manufacturing Engineer role is a critical interface between our Engineering and Manufacturing functions. The position holder will work closely with hardware and software engineers and have the responsibility for ensuring that designed solutions are tested and made ready for manufacture. This position would suit someone with a background in electronics production and manufacturing. An appreciation of both hardware and software would be highly regarded.

Essential Responsibilities

Develop manufacturing processes for New Product Introduction, documenting process changes, driving process improvements, driving lead and cycle time improvements, cost of quality (COQ), and Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) actions

Define investment and expense needs, driving from preparing for approvals to completion

Participate in LEAN initiative, and engage Six Sigma tools for process improvements

Develop and implement process improvements to reduce costs and cycles

Design necessary fixtures and tooling for manufacturing NPI’s and for process improvements

Manage multiple projects by providing scheduling, resource management, budget control and EHS compliance

Bring new ideas and positive support to the current process · Implement productivity actions in order to improve the process and respect objectives ·

Participate in EHS related actions, to improve safety in own area ·

Lead and effectively interface with manufacturing, sales, marketing, and other support teams to complete projects to meet EHS, production, quality, cost savings, and new product development goals within schedule and budget ·

Interface with vendors and internal contacts in an effective manner to ensure that the technical and EHS perspective is properly conveyed ·

Assure that all engineering designs and technical data are complete and accurately documented to provide an accurate technical/historical base for future reference and to meet customer / end user requirements

Assist the VSL with the production and maintenance of a Production readiness register for all products

Define Production layout

Develop manufacturing inspection and test plans

Provide input into NPIs at the design stage to enable ease and efficiency of manufacture when design is released


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred ·

Prior experience with Lean Manufacturing is preferred ·

Ability to analyze problems, identify root causes and provide efficient solutions ·

Strong organizational skills ·

Ability to handle diverse activities simultaneously ·

Ability to work in a matrix organization ·

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills ·

Strong oral and written communication skills ·

Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to team projects ·

Strong project and team leadership

Desired Characteristics

Corporate Training Program graduate (manufacturing/operations/engineering) is preferred (GE employees only) ·

Six Sigma training is preferred

Auto CAD experience desired