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).
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
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.
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