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General Electric Lead Project Engineer in Asheville, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Project Engineer will lead the development of individual projects spanning from New Product Introductions (NPIs), installing capital equipment (lathes & mills), and improving current production capabilities associated with rotating components for aircraft engines. This role will require taking full responsibility for driving projects to completion while establishing clear communication to both core team members and internal/external stakeholders regarding status, risks, and opportunities throughout the lifetime of projects.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Successful, established career in project management with previous, direct experience leading projects.

  • Experience tracking financial costs associated with capital projects and ability to track cost and lead time variances from initial project budgets.

  • Ability to create and control Project Plans, ‘Work in Process’ (WIP) trackers, and PowerPoint slide decks; as well as, present said documents within cross departmental meetings with intent of aligning core team members or internal/external stakeholders.

  • Act at project lead or work within cross-functional teaming organization spanning production, quality, product design engineering, sourcing, etc focused on step-change manufacturing improvements.

  • Proactive, self-starter who is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Assist in solving manufacturing issues using root cause analysis & implementing corrective actions

  • Present to senior leaders in specific technical space and on cross functional teams how technologies or projects interconnect, contribute to our overall site strategy, and support value stream

  • Strong oral & written communication skills

  • Contribute new ideas and positive support to improve the state of current process

  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word).


Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing)

Minimum of 3 years of direct experience leading projects (aerospace or metalworking industry preferred)

Desired Characteristics:

  • PMP certification or willingness to obtain certification.

  • Experience with NPI aerospace projects and experience with aerospace rotating parts.

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Strong customer focus - particularly in meeting the needs & expectations of the customer

  • Ability to define, standardize, and document processes both for manufacturing and overall production flow

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

  • Lean experience required, Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent quality training preferred.

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​

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 ( . 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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes