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General Electric Product Engineering Manager in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

This position will be responsible for leading the Product Engineering group within the Sustaining and Test organization. This role has overall accountability for team execution for all Product engineering duties for all Avionics North America products. This role provides technical leadership and assistance to the Product Engineering team to insure they deliver on cost, quality, schedule, and technical goals. The Product Engineering team is responsible for all aspects of engineering support for products once they transition to production and in-service phases. The team is responsible for hands-on debug of electronics product and test equipment, leading root cause and corrective action investigations and executing product or test equipment changes for obsolescence and cost out improvements. The Product Engineering Manager will be responsible for leading or supporting factory goals such as On-time Delivery, and First Time Yield along with strategic initiatives related to data analytics, lean, kaizen and diagnostics.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight and guidance to the Product engineers to establish effective factory support operating rhythms

  • Lead the team in talent acquisition, talent management, training, mentoring, and coaching activities

  • Generate and execute succession planning for key roles within the Product Engineering group

  • Coordination and guidance between Product Engineering group and development teams during product development

  • Ensure Design for Manufacture and Design for Test principles are applied during development projects

  • Coordination and guidance between Product Engineering group and other factory support teams during production and in-service phases

  • Leadership of high visibility/criticality safety and quality investigations

  • Coordination for proposing and executing strategic life cycle product and test improvements

  • Identify and support incorporation of manufacturing lessons learned into new designs

  • Identify and execute factory improvement projects (lean, kaizen, etc.)

  • Provides accurate and timely status reporting to Sustaining and Test, product area and factory leadership

  • Responsible for adherence to GE processes and procedures

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college with at least 8 years of experience in Engineering or technical discipline.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

  • 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

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in electronics, electro-mechanical or test design and development

  • Knowledge of processor-based electronics hardware and associated test and diagnostic techniques

  • Familiarity with Design for Manufacturing/Design for Test principles

  • Familiarity with electronics-based production manufacturing processes

  • Stong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Previous experience with lean tools and methods

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently

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

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

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed

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

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 may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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