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General Electric Design to Cost Engineer: Structures + Connections in Greenville, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Design to Cost engineer will be responsible for modeling the cost of structural and connecting components, systems, and products; namely the welding and bolted joints of the wind turbine tower and other mechanical structures. This is also referred to as Should Cost Modeling or Should Costing. This person is responsible for supporting commercial negotiations that are grounded in should cost as well as support of engineering by illustrating what drives costs in a component. Further, they will be responsible for leading projects that reduce the cost of their components by working with and across the engineering and sourcing teams.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Expertise in the design and manufacturing of welded components and/or bolted joints.

  • Accountable for modeling & analyzing the cost drivers of the wind turbine components

  • Collaborate with all functions (engineering, supply chain, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, site installation, and finance) in the development of accurate should cost models based upon best design and manufacturing practice

  • Maintain a strong relationship and collaboration with the various product component design teams

  • Help to develop cost targets across the various product segments and component teams

  • Use technical expertise and/or manufacturing know-how to guide should cost accuracy

  • Visit suppliers and challenge with lean and best practices to optimize manufacturing processes

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in engineering

  • Ability and willingness to travel 25% of the time or more, when travel conditions are safe.

Preferred Qualifications/Characteristics:

  • Experience designing or manufacturing practice of welding

  • Experience with welding

  • Joint preparation methods

  • Automated and manual welding operations

  • Post weld inspection

  • Experience with bolted joints

  • Hardware design and/or manufacturing

  • Experience with metal components, rolled, forged, cast

  • Experience with or good working knowledge of Wind Turbine

  • Maintains and fosters an open mind to unconventional manufacturing/sourcing methods

  • Comfortable with continuously challenging the status quo

  • Pro-activeness, sense of urgency, autonomy

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-locational environment;

  • Good analytical skills

  • Team player, positive, willingness to learn & adapt to business needs

  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing)

  • LEAN green belt

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an employee is in a state where this requirement is temporarily paused for federal contractors. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No