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General Electric Lead Sourcing Quality Engineer in Changwon, South Korea

Job Description Summary

The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for managing quality performance of assigned suppliers. Responsible for qualifications. Tracks metrics & works on quality improvement plans addressing problem areas. Reviews & approves quality plans. Investigates quality escapes to provide root cause analysis & ensures effective corrective and preventive actions are taken. Mentors suppliers in the application of quality requirements and tools. Provides onsite support as needed

Job Description

Job Description

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):

  • Manage supplier qualifications to ensure that assigned suppliers are capable of delivering parts that will consistently meet GE Engineering drawing and specification requirements

  • Own the qualifications at the assigned suppliers and ensure the satisfactory closures within the timelines needed by the business

  • New Supplier Evaluation / on boarding - Rigorously execute the supplier evaluation process, including quality & compliance audits / assessments to ensure that only appropriately qualified suppliers are taken through the process. Work with sourcing/commodity team to meet business goals of new supplier addition

  • Conduct surveillance audits to assure that suppliers have effective process control, rigorous product acceptance standards, and robust quality systems

  • Own SRG (Supplier Responsibility Guidelines) metrics for the assigned suppliers and conduct SRG audits per the region audit plan

  • Conduct process capability statistical analysis to proactively identify issue trends

  • Manage supplier non-conformance and Supplier Deviation Request (SDR) activities. Owner of process and 1st technical interface with supplier and engineering

  • Figure out the robust Root Cause in order to solve quality issues and prevent reoccurrence

  • Be the technical focal point in coordinating sourcing, Design Engineering & Materials Engineering functions while interfacing with suppliers

  • Drive consistency and adherence to quality procedures and specification requirements

  • Provide technical guidance to suppliers to assure compliance with engineering drawings and specifications

  • Work closely with commercial, engineering and manufacturing teams to eliminate any barriers that may affect the quality and delivery of sourced components

  • Provide Sourcing Quality input to Engineering/Projects reviews

  • Supplier criticality assessment, maintain supplier Score Card and provide input to EPP for equipment procurement

  • Provide input to TTA

  • Participate in meeting with suppliers to discuss and agree on quality requirements

  • Organizing and driving the kick-off meeting with the suppliers within the stipulated time of the PO placement

  • Organizing / performing inspections at suppliers and ensuring the product quality compliance


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Technical Degree) - in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering / Advanced Technical Degree.

  • Minimum 8-12 Years industry experience in Quality / Manufacturing / Supplier Development functions having hands-on experience in the manufacturing process and part complexities.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Supply Chain, Supplier Quality

  • Demonstrated technical aptitude and a passion for quality

  • Strong background in interpretation of Engineering drawings/specifications, metrology and manufacturing process planning/evaluation. Must have the knowledge of GD&T and be able to organize and drive technical design and manufacturing reviews with suppliers.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in cross-functional team environment

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt certified or equivalent (demonstrated experience). The competencies needed in improving supplier statistical capability, evaluating readiness to serve, including capacity verifications

  • Project Management skills

  • Experience with TRS (Technical Regulations and Standards)

  • Experience with manufacturing / working knowledge of the power plant parts

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally at short notice

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No