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General Electric Lead Coatings Manufacturing Engineer in Greenville, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Coatings Manufacturing Engineer - Combustion is responsible for meeting business goals, driving programs, and implementing processes for the coating cell. In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute tactical & strategic objectives, and drive results that impact short-term and some long-term business goals. This role will have a focus on plasma spray and automation technologies in the coatings manufacturing cell

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Engineer creative solutions to business challenges with an emphasis on plasma spray, automation, and continuous improvement

  • Tactical leader with engagement with hourly associates

  • Project management with various projects and tasks

  • Partnering with Senior Coatings engineer on TBC related items

  • Develop and maintain manufacturing methods and create process routings

  • Design and build / procure necessary tooling and finishing within budgets

  • Support equipment upgrades from purchase through installation

  • Conduct cost/benefit analysis for changes to processes and/or equipment

  • Support EHS projects in cell and ensure processes contribute to a safe work environment

  • Drive Coatings Process Improvements / Cycle Reduction initiatives and drive productivity improvements via process changes or improvements

  • Identify and reduce sources of labor efficiency variations

  • Identify and reduce product quality issues caused by process variation

  • Support the quality function through integration of ISO/QC documentation and Manufacturing methods Instructions

  • Lead high impact process and quality improvement projects yielding significant reduction in defects and increased productivity in the Cell

  • Attend weekly cross-functional quality sessions and track/drive root cause analysis and corrective actions for the Cell

  • Lead New Technology Initiatives (NTI) and share best practices with other locations

  • Utilize lean-manufacturing principles and participate in action workouts to improve process capability, reduce overall costs and increase capacity

  • Develop a basic understanding of robotic programing

  • Learn to use different technologies such as White Light/Blue light/Flash Thermography and IR equipment

  • Develop an understanding of vacuum furnaces to be able to help trouble shoot issues

  • Work closely with the maintenance team to get machines back up and running production

  • Support a team of experienced operators within the Coating department. You will work with this team to improve cycle time and reduce cost

  • Work closely with product Design Engineers to help make our product better through improving the manufacturing process

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering / material science from an accredited university (or a high school diploma/GED and at least 4 years of manufacturing or operations experience)

  • At least 2 years of relevant coatings experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Focus in material science / thermal spray

  • Previous knowledge of robotics and/or automation

  • Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications

  • Strong mechanical design ability

  • Prior experience to and knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles

  • High attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Effective at managing multiple priorities under deadlines

  • Ability to plan communicate and execute

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).

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