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General Electric Lean Manufacturing Specialist - Quality in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

The Lean Manufacturing Specialist is responsible for performing Quality and Lean Production activities directly related to cost-out initiatives on High Voltage equipment as part of the Grid Solutions Revival program. This includes for example performing the qualification of new parts/vendors, increasing manufacturability of sub-assemblies/equipment, implementing the changes in our supply chain to reduce cost, standardize and facilitate efficiency for lean optimization. This person will be a member of a cross functional team (including R&D, COE, Quality, Production and Lean) dedicated to execute the cost-out roadmap to meet savings and milestone targets and will report to the site HV Breaker Lean Leader and functionally to the Cost-Out Project Leader.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Implement cost-out actions for the High Voltage equipment designed and manufactured in our Charleroi, PA factory and center of excellence

  • Perform Quality and Lean activities collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure cost out project deliverables (milestones, new processes etc..) are met in a timely manner, contributing to savings targets with no compromise on product quality/compliance, supply chain continuity and efficiency and risk mitigated

  • Quality actions include supporting Sourcing to visit vendors and qualifying new suppliers/parts, identifying, and delivering value-adding opportunities to the supply chain.

  • Lean actions include optimizing the manufacturability of the changes resulting from cost-out actions, reducing labor hour needed for assembly, ensuring operational alignment with production plan and KPIs, to maximize cost-out impact while guarantying supply chain continuity.

  • Generate new cost-out ideas and help consolidate next cost-out action pipeline.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 3 years of manufacturing and/or lean experience

  • Minimum of 1 year experience interpreting mechanical drawings and basic wiring schematics

Desired Characteristics

  • Proven ability to work in cross-functional team

  • Proven experience with project management

  • Proven ability to analyze and organize data

  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the Transmission and Distribution industry

  • Experience in product cost-out initiatives

  • Ability to lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Experience visiting supplier and qualifying new parts/vendors

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 requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes