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General Electric Senior Manufacturing Engineering Leader - Cores in Dayton, Ohio

Job Description Summary

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager for our Cores Team at GE Aerospace Dayton Cores and Castings (DCC). Our Cores Team is at the cutting edge of ceramics utilizing additive technology to advance the development and manufacturing of airfoils. DCC is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth, and continued technology development is critical to our success. The Senior Cores Engineering Leader will be responsible for driving business metrics around yield and cost improvements at the GE Aerospace Dayton Cores and Casting site as well as advancing the maturation of multiple technologies. This individual will function in a team environment, with the plant leader, members of the site level Staff, Engineers, and Technicians to ensure business metrics and support both internal and external customers. This leadership role will require you to develop, coach, and support your team of 9-13 people, while supporting delivery and cost in a secure, compliant, and safe manner.

This position would be a good fit for a Technical Leader with strong people leadership and New Product Introduction (NPI) experience. Previous experience with Airfoil, Core, Casting, Ceramics, and/or Additive Manufacturing would be preferred.

GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components, and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aerospace has a global service network to support these offerings.

Dayton Cores and Castings (DCC) is a GE Aerospace manufacturing shop that makes HPT Airfoil Cores and Castings. We are a low-rate production shop that develops the leading edge of airfoil technology to deliver value through new product introduction and manufacturing industrialization.

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Hold technical responsibility and daily management for team balancing delivering defined projects and manufacturing support.

  • Provide leadership, accountability and output against program milestones and manufacturing deliverables.

  • Own and be accountable for business projects to deliver yield improvements, productivity, cost out and capacity.

  • Use data to make decisions or solve complex tasks or problems in areas of operational/product management, manufacturing, technology, or engineering.

  • Utilize Problem Solving methodologies to find new solutions to difficult technical challenges that impact both yield and cost.

  • Use personal technical experience, data analysis, and expertise both within the team and outside the team to support problem solving efforts.

  • Partner with both internal DCC team members of adjacent functions and other GE Aerospace organizations to assist with problem solving, definition of experiments, and drive to solutions.

  • Interpret internal and external business challenges and implements best practices to improve products, or processes.

  • Lead others to find creative solutions within complex manufacturing processes.

  • Has the ability to evaluate quality of information received and question conflicting data for analysis. Use multiple internal and external resources outside of own function to help arrive at a decision.

  • Has the ability to attract and retain talent. Often manages medium to large teams.

  • Develop expertise in own function of ceramics and/or casting technology.

  • Influence others to ensure delivery by partnering with other parts of the organization.

  • Communicate complex messages and influence others to drive consensus.

  • Communicate effectively with partners outside of DCC and customers.

  • Manage the wellbeing, load, capacity, and execution of a team of Manufacturing Engineers.

  • Exercise the recognized supervisory responsibilities relating to PPG, career & professional development, recruitment, and training.

  • Actively drive for team development and growth, promote a culture of Continuous Improvement and data / analytical led decision making.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in Manufacturing).

  • Minimum of 7 years of additional experience in shop operations / manufacturing technology

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong people leadership experience of mid-sized teams

  • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing process

  • Experience with NPI development is an advantage.

  • Experience with Airfoils, Ceramics, and/or Castings is an advantage.

  • Experience with Additive technology is an advantage.

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to develop, lead and coach individuals.

  • Skilled in influencing others.

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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: Yes