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General Electric Supplier Quality Engineer (m/f/d) in Lichtenfels, Germany

Job Description Summary

The Supplier Development Manager / Supplier Quality Engineer role at GE Additive is pivotal in advancing supplier integration and development, ensuring adherence to established processes while overseeing sourcing, development, nonconformities, supplier performance, and internal support aspects to drive excellence in supplier relationships and product quality.

About Us ✈️

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.

GE 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.

Job Description

The Supplier Development Manager /Supplier Quality Engineer at GE Additive plays a crucial role in enhancing supplier relationships and integration. This involves overseeing supplier activities at various stages of development and integration, following GE Additive's established instructions and software. The job encompasses:


  • Proceed to supplier evaluation and qualification through audits during the sourcing process for new components or second sourcing.

  • Participate actively to supplier approval.


  • Manage APQP activities (or similar) with the supplier, sourcing, and engineering to ensure the conformity of new products.

  • Facilitate the consolidation of products specification during the development and the creation of the related control plans.

  • Proceed to product, equipment, and process validation for first components through audits and documentation controls (FAI).

  • Facilitate FMEA activities during development.

  • Identify supplier improvement opportunities and drive the related actions.

Nonconformities management

  • Document and communicate the nonconformities to suppliers through the current standard procedures and templates.

  • Support and validate supplier root causes analysis and corrective actions.

  • Manage Supplier Deviation Requests.

  • Support and facilitate the control of defective components to ensure containment plans.

Supplier performance development

  • Monitor and leads supplier performance through defined KPI and regular follow up of critical suppliers.

  • Conduct re-audits and technical reviews for critical claims resolution.

Internal support and system development

  • Conduct internal audits (if assigned).

  • Actively support strategical Supplier Quality Management projects.

  • Facilitate change process

  • Actively participate in Quality Management System development and LEAN based workshops.

Required Qualifications

  • You have a degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, automotive informatics or a comparable field of study with a focus on quality management or/and completed training in one of the above areas

  • You have several years of experience in quality management of suppliers from order placement to industrialization to series support of hardware and software purchased parts

  • You have experience in supplier audits

  • You speak fluently German and English

  • You have a high level of competence on methods within quality assurance, e.g. methods for component releases, reporting and supplier management

  • You have knowledge in handling product creation, product release and series processes

  • Ability and willingness to travel as required, including internationally, up to 50%

We offer ✈️

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