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General Electric Quality Engineering Manager (m/f/d) in Lichtenfels, Germany

Job Description Summary

In this role you will be the leader of a great team of Quality Engineers (Production- & Supplier-QE´s) fulfilling highest quality standards, reporting directly to the Quality Site Leader, joining GE Additives new Manufacturing & Technology site in Lichtenfels – the 3D Campus. The Lichtenfels 3D Campus is worldwide the main machine production site for 3D powder bed metal printers within GE Additive and is also famous for highest safety, quality & environmental standards; furthermore great people, very good team spirit and awesome technologies. Check out the job description details to get a flavor of of the additive industrial revolution - your potential future dedication.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead Production, Supplier Quality Engineers, MRB & calibration management

  • Responsible for execution of all tasks related to Production and Supplier Quality engineering. Examples: perform supplier qualifications, perform supplier audits, manage Non-Conformities, perform internal audits, drive compliance to standard work, lead root cause analysis for supplier and production issues, create sample inspection plans, set action plans to reduce defects based on data analysis

  • Drive prioritized projects to raise the quality standards to improve our customer experience

  • Create/update standard work to develop systematic solutions that stick

  • Support site daily management and ensure timely resolution of escalated issues

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Services, Production, Sales and Sourcing teams to set us for success

  • Ensure compliance to Quality Management System requirements

  • Data /analytical driven mindset

  • preparation of our Quality KPI´s and manage SPC

Required Qualifications

  • Technical studies in the field of Engineering or a comparable technical background with appropriate work experience

  • Proven track of record as People Leader and managing teams

  • Experience in Quality Engineering or Industrial Engineering with a focus on Quality

  • Strong operational & project management skills

  • Strong manufacturing background

  • Quick comprehension, strong understanding of interfaces and synergies as well as a pronounced hands-on mentality

  • Strong communication and the ability to inspire & motivate people

  • Good written and spoken German and English language skills

Desired Characteristics

  • Good analytical thinking and experience in strategic approaches

  • Team player, proactive and creative mindset and the ability to work on several projects simultaneously

  • Consistent in implementation, capable of making decisions under stress and pressure

  • 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

At GE Additive, we continue to work every day to bring the transformative power of advanced manufacturing to businesses around the globe. Through our own extensive experience incorporating additive technologies into our production process, we recognize the value and possibilities it brings to modern design and manufacturing challenges.

If you’re interested in working within additive manufacturing and looking for a placement rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and development, then join GE. Today, more than ever, the world needs great minds.

Are you interested in learning more? Then please apply online. For any question upfront please reach out to our recruiter Martina (

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GE Additive is an Equal Opportunity Employer where inclusion matters. 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 supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognizes the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance. As a new joiner to GE Additive we are pleased to be able to offer you the following in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs: company pension plan, supplemental health insurance, long service awards, invalidity and death insurance, holiday storage and fitness subsidy.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No