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General Electric Manufacturing & Tooling Project Engineer in Asheville, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

In this role you will work directly with cross functional teams focused on problem solving, designing, drawing, modeling, and standardizing internal work holding fixtures and lifting devices. The role will require you to communicate with engineers, operators, and team leads with the intent of providing work holding (fixture) solutions to both new product launch components as well as ongoing fixture issues (continuous improvement efforts). The applicant is expected to listen to ideas / problem statements and create work holding solutions with drawings and models as an output. In addition, the applicant is expected to hold design reviews with internal Tool Makers operators to ensure design intent (form, fit, function) are achieved. In addition, over time the role will develop into standardizing efforts focused on establishing and maintaining proper data integrity (file save locations, like-for-like fixtures, file naming conventions, drawing templates, etc).

Success in this role will be defined by your ability to problem solve with engineers and production teams as well as your ability to create drawings and models correctly and in timely manner. This role demands someone with a strong-continuous learning and LEAN mindset who enjoys working in an office environment as well as on a production shop floor alongside machine operators.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Read, review, and interpret engineered drawings as well as create drawings and models within CAD platform.

  • Review process specifically includes: stack up projections, GD&T, industry standard drawing methods, and overall tolerancing.

  • Ability to work on multiple work requests simultaneously and efficiently communicate to cross functional departments.

  • Oversee and maintain the standardization of files and outputs (as listed in Job Description).

  • Ability to manage projects related to continuous improvement across site.

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

  • Work within cross-functional teaming organization spanning production, quality, engineering, sourcing, etc.

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


  • 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)

Desired Characteristics

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

  • 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

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in machining environment

  • In depth knowledge of work holding systems, lifting device design, and fixture design.

  • Experience with FEA (stress testing and load testing)

  • Experience with software platforms: Siemens Nx (CAD), Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel.

  • Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) testing and analysis for fixture designs.

  • Familiarity with traditional turning and milling process.

  • Familiarity with secondary manufacturing processes (surface grinding, bench grinding, and broaching).

  • Previous experience within the aerospace manufacturing industry

  • Works well independently and within cross-functional group settings

  • Ability to influence and lead small teams

  • Quick learner with passion for implementing new technologies & methods

  • Curious, Creative, & passionate about life-long learning

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

  • Ability to coordinate several projects and work requests simultaneously

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

  • Strong oral & written communication skills

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent quality training

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 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: No