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General Electric Operations Management Business Leader - Original Equipment in Clearwater, Florida

Job Description Summary

The Original Equipment (OE) Business Leader leads and supports daily plant operations for the Clearwater business. They will be responsible for leading Original Equipment personnel and coordination of day to day commercial & military production work. The OE Business Leader will provide overall departmental leadership and be a key team member of the site staff.

Job Description


Manage the Original Equipment Business in order to reach defined targets in safety, quality, delivery and cost. Ensure continuous business improvement according to site benchmarks and standards. Team management of salaried employees. This does include production supervisors who lead hourly employees. Demonstrate servant leadership, using influencing skills to challenge the status quo versus directing.

  • Lead activities to promote manufacturing improvements and cost reduction to further develop Clearwater as an Electronics Center of Excellence.

  • Leads measurement standardization and systemic change management to support Clearwater site KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and problem-solving process.

  • Leads KPI measurement, root cause and corrective actioning, leading indicator identification.

  • Establishes control plans, daily standard work and visual management around KPIs in the shop.

  • Engaged in Plant Leader staff meetings & reports out repair strategy

  • Participate in internal capacity/growth planning activities

  • Present product / program strategies, technical roadmaps, risks and recommendations to senior leaders (EB and SEB) across GE

  • Communicate recommendations and solutions across the organization and with cross-functional partner organizations


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 9 years of Operations Management experience)

  • Minimum of 5 years of Operations Management experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Aviation electronics manufacturing experience

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and organize across functional disciplines

  • Ability to segment market strategically, identify and champion action plans to achieve growth

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

  • Experience leading hourly and salary employees

  • Experience leading Kaizen events including pre-work

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

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: Yes