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General Electric Manufacturing Engineer -- Lean in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Job Description Summary

Primary responsibilites are focused on lean process improvements for factory operations. Develop skills to become a lean expert, influences at the manager level on projects and initiatives, and contributes to operational plans annually to determine processes and procedures. Lead cross-functional projects to drive standardization, stability, and simplification. Expected to develop lean culture within Arlington Heights site.

GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our mission is to improve lives in the moments that matter. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support multiple value streams, serving as a recognized expert and resource for focus areas, process rigor, and delivering significant simplification results.

  • Identify & Initiate sustainable process improvements to exceed customer expectations while using lean strategies to drive continuous process improvement

  • Own the development and deployment of existing methodologies while advancing and applying lean principles

  • Facilitate workouts, kaizens, value stream mapping sessions and activities to achieve business results.

  • Develop conceptual knowledge of professional discipline. May include support roles with specialized expertise or technical knowledge in broad area.

  • Applies general knowledge of business developed through education or past experience. Understands how work of own team contributes to the area/site.

  • Resolves issues using established procedures. Consults supervisor or more senior team members for issues outside of defined instructions/parameters.

  • Collaborates with others including peers at other GE Healthcare sites to solve issues and grow skillset. Serves as the interface between other GEHC sites and Arlington Heights. Exchanges technical information, asks questions and checks for understanding.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree chemical, mechanical, industrial, or similar engineering discipline from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 6 years of experience in manufacturing / lean operations).

Desired Characteristics

  • Prior manufacturing / lean experience (Intern, Co-Op, or other)

  • Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; statistically literate and familiar with Six Sigma quality concepts and tools

  • Demonstrated commitment for process improvement

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.


Additional Information

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

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 drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No