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General Electric Product Design Engineer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

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Job Description

Lead Plant Support Engineer will provide support from engineering within the context of an operational plant. The focus for support will relate to the blade as a product (rather than specific focus on the manufacturing process). The engineer will be able to help resolve issues relating to the blade design, defect resolution and support for dispositioning deviations from product design intent. The engineer should also identify opportunities for continuous improvement relating to the blade designs being produced. Finally, the engineer will support launching of new products and technologies in the plants. The engineer will be based in one plant but will also have a mandate to support similar operations within their region.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Preserve design intent: Disposition of Quality Control Reports (QCRs)

  • Ensures QCRs are dispositioned in a timely manner to ensure invoicing on time

  • Identify instructions for special repairs and obtain approval by Product Engineering

  • Owner of repair instructions & service instructions

  • Updating/improving of repair instructions and get changes released

  • Identify new repair instructions in case special repairs are needed

  • Create or maintain training materials

  • For new blades, support the factories at start-up

  • Close cooperation on New Product Implementation (NPI) blades with the project team

  • Responsible for launching other new features & technologies on blades

  • Support audits, plant assessments, and First Article Inspection (FAI)

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement on the blade product – drive them through as projects.


  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Composites Engineering, or equivalent

  • 3+ years in design or production engineering (wind industry preferred)

  • Experience with design or manufacturing of composite material structures

  • Pragmatic approach and proven ability to analyze data

  • Able to clearly communicate, convince, motivate and inspire others

  • Able to work in a multi-cultural team

  • Languages: Spanish and English

  • Well organized, self-driven, able to work and complete tasks independently and on time

  • Willing to travelling, no more than 25% of time

Desired Characteristics

  • Product development experience strongly preferred, including knowledge of Composite Structures (design and failure modes)

  • Basic CAD and Structural finite element analysis skills preferred

  • Basic project management skills with demonstrated ability in managing projects across functions

  • Experience applying Lean or Six Sigma Tools

  • Advanced degree in Engineering or equivalent

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No