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General Electric Lead Quality Assurance Technician in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

Perform quality troubleshooting functions in production environment associated with assembly and routine testing of high voltage switchgear that include including a variety of electrical, mechanical, electromechanical nonconformities. Identify root cause and provide corrective/ preventative action for continuous quality improvement including performing final quality inspections.

Job Description

About us:

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 12,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems, and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. We are focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. For more about GE’s Grid Solutions, visit https://www.gegridsolutions.com.

Why we come to work:

Naturally collaborative, our manufacturing teams thrive off their cheerful camaraderie. They work collaboratively with a focus on exceptional quality, knowing that their work is doing good in the world. There are great opportunities to progress, for those with the eagerness and willingness to learn. Bring your hardworking attitude, your hunger to learn, your capacity to work safely to guidelines, and your pride in what you do. In return, you’ll have a role with great purpose, be surrounded by an incredible team, and open up pathways to great development opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs and leads multi-departmental groups in in routine test failure investigations to identify root cause, risk for affected population and provide preventative actions for production implementation and affected field population (if necessary).

  • Analyzes test results on defective units, reports on nonconforming products and recommends corrective actions

  • Initiates, leads and identifies independently or in multi-departmental groups preventative action measures to avoid future similar occurrences and performs follow-up to ensure effectiveness of preventative actions.

  • Communicates non-conformances as required identified during inspection or routine test to responsible department or group to initiate immediate corrective action.

  • Communicates and reports non-conformances and routine test failures to management staff and customers

  • Identifies and advises production personnel of new process requirements, product improvements, creates internal product advisories and revises internal operating procedures

  • Performs final quality inspections in mechanical assembly (before release to routine test) and shipping and ensures proper execution of all customer requirements outlined in customer contract drawings, quality processes and operating procedures as needed

  • Collects, analyzes daily production metrics for monthly quality reporting, trending, and effectiveness of process improvements and preventative actions

  • Performs training as needed to communicate and document quality process and procedural changes

  • Frequently required to support production on Saturdays for inspections or failure investigations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electronics Engineering with a minimum of 1 year of related experience in circuit breaker production testing or field services

  • OR Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electronics Engineering Technology with a minimum of 2 years of related experience in circuit breaker production testing or field services

Desired Characteristics:

  • Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electronics Engineering Technology

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as IEEE and IEC test standards, inspection and test procedures, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to read and interpret documents such as IEEE and IEC circuit breaker and test standards, inspection and test procedures, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to speak effectively, write reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from management, customers, test equipment suppliers, or employees of the organization.

  • Ability to effectively present information to customers and management.

  • Ability to understand test procedures and requirements and explain them to customers.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and statistics and to apply them to practical situations.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.

  • Ability to function autonomously regarding troubleshooting products and implementing corrective actions in multiple groups or departments

  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents (including mechanical drawings, assembly drawings, technical specifications, and electrical wiring drawings).

  • Knowledge of measuring tools and techniques, and metric and American unit systems.

  • Basic knowledge of materials (steel, alloys, aluminum, copper, porcelain, polymers).

  • Ability to collect and organize production data for reporting and trending analyses

Additional Information

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: No

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