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General Electric CMC Process Engineer - Forming Process in Asheville, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The CMC Process Engineer – Forming Process will own all aspects of the plycut/layup/tooling process(es) and drive the strategic management of process improvements, stability and growth of plycut/layup/tooling process(es).

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Equipment – specification, qualifications, technical owner, TPM implementation, reliability engineering

  • Serve as plant focal for plycut/layup/tooling

  • APQP process owner for assigned area of responsibility

  • Tooling – NPI development, design, test, life Cycle management, vendor management, yield improvements

  • Layup/Forming concepts development and industrialization that includes but not limited to heated membrane and matched metal forming

  • Effective Material Utilization – optimized nesting of plys and ply shapes

  • Process Improvements/Industrialization for existing and NPI processes

  • Yield Improvement Projects – equipment, processes and tooling design

  • Management of Change – process optimization and capacity analysis

  • Training and Empowering of Technicians – supporting the team environment

  • Consumable specification and capacity planning

  • OEE - Overall Equipment Effectiveness

  • PFMEA RPN reduction projects

  • Driving root cause/corrective action (RCCA)

  • Support lean activities with a Six Sigma mindset

  • Drive APQP, NPI and MOC Activities in support of new and existing programs within assigned functional area. This includes coordinating activities between external and internal stakeholders

  • Accountable for driving projects to ensure effective industrialization, lean, yield, cost, cycle & production improvements.

  • Work boundlessly within the organization and the PE Team to ensure that policies and procedures are consistent

  • Articulate progression of projects and/or programs to all facets of the business, including technicians, process engineers, site leadership & executive business leaders, ensuring efforts support business goals & objectives.

  • Performs other duties as assigned/as needed to support 24x7 manufacturing processes.

  • Work to ensure consistent and timely communication between the different functions in the IPT, both internal and external to Asheville

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelors and/or or advanced degree in engineering and/or related technical field and/or 2+ years progressive experience related to manufacturing engineering

Desired Characteristics

  • Ceramic engineering, materials science, or mechanical engineering degree preferred

  • Experience in CMC process manufacturing

  • Ability to adapt to business needs & flexibility in changing priorities

  • Strong mathematical, analytical, communication (written / oral) & presentation skills

  • Proven history of sense of urgency in supporting production needs

  • Proven track record of effective training & mentoring of others

  • Strong acumen in cross functional communications & engagement

  • LEAN manufacturing experience & passion

  • Background in Composite (Polymer Matrix Composites and/or Ceramic Matrix Composites) processes, methods, design and/or manufacturing

  • Demonstrated experience in complex shapes / structure design, layup

  • Proficiency in AutoCad and/or CAD/CAM/CAE such as Siemens NX

  • Demonstrated ability to read engineering drawings / specifications and translate to manufacturing systems, programing and process development

  • Willingness to work in a boundary-less fashion & within a team environment, partnering with both hourly & exempt employees in a highly collaborative work environment with can-do attitude.

  • Willingness to work off-shift, respond to off-hours / on call / as needed in order to respond to equipment / process breakdown, issues, to minimize production disruption and ensure maximum equipment and process effectiveness.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.

  • Knowledge of safety agency regulations, ISO and/or quality procedures

  • Experience working cohesively with Certifying Agents, Controlled Title Holders and/or Leadership teams

  • Proven track record of engaged / collaborative leadership delivering results.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects with established project management skills

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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 may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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