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General Electric Site Cost Out Leader in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

Representing the Charleroi site, the Site Cost out leader is responsible for the cost-out and improvement of process efficiency for CBR and ITR products manufactured at Charleroi

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

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Initiate, drive, consolidate, manage, and validate all Product cost out and process efficiency projects/ideas(design improvements, Sourcing Improvements, Process and Manufacturing efficiency and lead time reduction).

  • Leads cost reference library: consolidate, maintain an accurate record, and continuously update status of all cost out actions , giving a good estimation of expected impact upon action completion.

  • Interfaces with all functions such as R&D, Quality, Engineering, Sourcing, Site Lean to enhance collaboration and ultimately achieve cost-out targets.

  • Challenge existing rules and limitations, always with attention to product quality/compliance and ensuring Product Cost Optimization is achieved while any risk is promptly mitigated.

  • Do necessary benchmark across HVS units and leverage offshoring and global industrial footprint to deliver value to customers (quality, cost, lead time )

  • Act as the Project Leader for re-launch of DT manufacturing activity at GE La Prairie.

  • Transparent communication: Ensure that all Product specific cost out projects are tracked, communicated, and implemented

  • Animate Cost Out Workshops: Initiate, organize and lead cost out workshops with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

  • Minimum of 4 years of equipment design/industrialization experience

  • Minimum of 2 years experience with Lean methodology

Desired Characteristics

  • Proven project management experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to be an influencer

  • Analytical skills

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Ability to think strategically and be operationally rigorous

  • Change agent / Good verbal communicator / Attention to detail / Creative / Team work / Adaptability / Problem solving / Self-motivated

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No