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General Electric APQP Program Leader in Evendale, Ohio

Job Description Summary

The APQP Program Leader will drive deployment of Advanced Product Quality Planning within GE Aviation’s internal organization and supply base to ensure engine products that conform to manufacturing and quality requirements are delivered on time at the maximum demand rate, while meeting budgeted cost. Activities will include coaching and mentoring cross functional teams from internal shops and external suppliers to complete the deliverables of APQP. The Program Leader will lead the standardization of tools and processes to be followed throughout the business. The APQP Program Leader will work closely with functions such as the Supply Chain, Sourcing, Engineering, Commercial, and Services to develop the strategy and effectively implement APQP.

Job Description

The APQP Program Leader will drive deployment of Advanced Product Quality Planning within GE Aviation’s internal organization and supply base to ensure engine products that conform to manufacturing and quality requirements are delivered on time at the maximum demand rate, while meeting budgeted cost. Activities will include coaching and mentoring cross functional teams from internal shops and external suppliers to complete the deliverables of APQP. The Program Leader will lead the standardization of tools and processes to be followed throughout the business. The APQP Program Leader will work closely with functions such as the Supply Chain, Sourcing, Engineering, Commercial, and Services to develop the strategy and effectively implement APQP.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the APQP Program Leader will include:

  • Be an APQP mentor/coach for various projects with several part families and/or engine programs.

  • Be the go-to expert on APQP and AS9145, providing technical expertise and guidance on APQP deployment, implementation and project execution.

  • Develop roadmaps and program plans that lead to successful integration of APQP deliverables and requirements into existing policies and procedures

  • Collaborate with various leaders across different functions to understand best approach to implementing changes within New Product Introduction and Product Change Management

  • Provide project management for shop/supplier deployment of APQP and exercise appropriate escalation when necessary to overcome significant issues and constraints.

  • Have a good understanding of manufacturing processes, and developing APQP elements for those processes to enable defect-free part production.

  • Lead on-site visits to audit APQP deliverables that involve multiple levels of shop/supplier management, sourcing, design and manufacturing personnel

  • Develop training content and enable standardization of tools and processes. The APQP Program leader will coordinate training delivery with various SMEs

  • Manage business metrics on APQP that clearly indicate status, business impact and significant issues related to APQP projects

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering and/or quality.

  • 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 potential access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

Desired Characteristics

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

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

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

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

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

  • Proven track record in APQP with successful APQP project completion in automotive and/or aerospace industry, with demonstrated knowledge of AS9145, AS13100.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and lead large programs across organizations, managing deliverables, resources and funding.

  • Proven technical ability to quickly understand a wide range of manufacturing processes and quality requirements.

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 (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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

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