General Electric Lead Manufacturing Specialist in Huntsville, Alabama

Role Summary:

The Slurry Production Engineer is responsible for defined work or projects with moderate complexity. In the role of Slurry Production Engineer, you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day short-term objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition, as the Slurry Production Engineer, you will:

  • Own the slurry and tape systems safety, functionality, stability, and uptime in a manufacturing shop operation environment

  • Reduce cost of existing processes through alternate processing techniques, lower-cost raw materials, reduced touch-labor time, Lean manufacturing, and improved first time yield

  • Monitor, control and improve production process consistency by using statistical process control tools and Six-Sigma methodology

  • Ability to present data and results in weekly / daily based manufacturing and engineering operations meetings

  • Solve problems in production processes through root-cause analysis, variation reduction, and adhering to ISO9001 / AS9100 quality management system requirements

  • Document processes and train production staff

  • Work with teams of production staff, product / quality engineers as well as customers to meet customers’ technical and schedule needs Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in materials science and engineering, ceramic engineering, polymer science, chemical engineering, or chemistry from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in conducting technical activities with material, process, and equipment development ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT(S):

  • Ability and willingness to work off shift (2nd shift), as required Desired Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of inorganic powder and organic solvent resin material processing, polymer and inorganic material science and engineering, including rheological behavior characterization and computational material flow modeling

  • Experience and expertise in mechanical system and equipment design

  • Experience and expertise in data collection, database establishment, and statistical process control in large-scale manufacturing environment

  • Edison Engineering Development Program graduate

  • Certified GreenBelt / BlackBelt (GE employees only), strong statistical analysis

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to handle diverse activities simultaneously

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to team projects

  • Strong project and team leadership GE at http://www.ge.com is one of the largest employers in the U.S., with its global headquarters based in Fairfield, CT and 134,000 U.S. employees as of the end of 2012. Our facilities range from Thomas Edison’s original factory in Schenectady, New York, where over a thousand employees work today to build the latest generation of steam turbines and generators, to a GE Aviation plant in Durham, North Carolina, where hundreds of employees will make fuel-efficient, advanced technology jet engines. These locations exemplify an industrial renaissance that is happening in the U.S., driven by advanced manufacturing techniques, ground-up innovation, supporting thousands of new jobs, and making products for export. Want to be part of the renaissance? Join us today. GE Aviation is investing more than $200 million to construct two factories on 100 acres in Huntsville, Alabama. One plant will mass produce silicon carbide (SiC) ceramic fiber, the first high volume production operation in the U.S. The adjacent GE factory on the same campus will use the SiC ceramic fiber to make unidirectional CMC prepreg necessary to fabricate the CMC components . Once fully operational, the Huntsville facilities will employ up to 300 people. Huntsville is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications. The city successfully combines the rich heritage of Southern hospitality with innovative high-tech ventures and cultural diversity. Technology, space, and defense industries have a major presence here with the Army's Redstone Arsenal, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and Cummings Research Park. The quality of life is second to none - with a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities. To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE businesses, follow us on Twitter! at http://twitter.com/gecareers About Us: GE offers a great work environment and challenging careers. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all, including minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled. GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. Learn More about GE Working for GE Aviation is exciting & challenging. Come see what you are missing! at http://twitter.com/geaviation GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.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. Locations: United States; Alabama; Huntsville GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.