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General Electric RCA Technical Owner - General Mechanical Engineering in Barcelona, Spain

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Job Description

The RCA Technical Owner is responsible for leading all technical workstreams on one or multiple RCA projects in the Land Constrained segment of the Onshore Wind business. They will partner with the RCA PM on the overall execution of the RCA. The technical owner will mainly lead RCAs in which they have expertise but may be needed to lead RCAs in other specialist areas. The candidate will own, execute, and resolve these workstreams with a focus on quality and speed to verify corrective actions, new unit containment, and fleet containment to avoid poor quality costs.

  • Owns all technical workstreams (e.g. data acquisition, mechanical/FEM, test and validation, inspection, certification) with support from the engineering team on their execution

  • Partner with the RCA PM to develop a Smartsheet action plan to include all in scope tasks throughout the 8D process of the RCA

  • Identifies the skill sets for the technical scope of the RCA

  • Lead and report out on all technical workstream meetings

  • Lead technical discussions for the business and customers on the RCAs

  • Responsible for issuing/updating technical documents and leading relevant key processes within the RCA evolution

  • Partner with the RCA PM to resource the RCA and develop budget and cost impact evaluation

  • Partner with the LC Quality Manager to ensure a methodic problem-solving process is applied using best practice problem-solving tools

  • Support SAFER cases related to RCAs

  • Build strong cross-functional engagement with ONW Quality, FRO, Supplier Quality & Segment Engineering teams to optimize and prioritize RCA work streams

  • Support the LC Quality Engineering Leader to drive actions from the RCA Kaizen to drive improved and faster RCA resolution.

  • Maintain thorough and well-organized documentation of the RCA

  • Partners with Sourcing on vendor recovery of supplier-caused defects

  • Interface with the FRO team for RCA Support, Top Issues execution, track & trend issues handoff to RCAs, and review boards


  • Masters Degree or above from an accredited university or college

  • Strong background in wind turbine technology with proven experience in mechanical engineering (structural bolted connections, castings, fracture mechanics, Finite Element Analysis).

  • Design background.

Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledge on Yaw System is a plus.

  • Strong team management experience (either direct report or indirect reports)

  • Influential leadership experience with credibility, the ability to partner, energize and focus teams to deliver on priorities

  • Experience with customer communications, particularly with product quality topics like RCAs

  • Strategic thinker – able to navigate complexity, develop clear actions, and drive impact

  • Able to think outside of the box to bring creative, sustainable solutions to complicated problems

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with cross-functional teams

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No