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General Electric Lean Engineer in McAllen, Texas

Job Description Summary

The Lean Engineer performs the daily operations of plants to ensure reliability and consistency on the production line in service shop. Requires mastery of a body of theoretical knowledge. Requires developed and strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant technologies.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Connects the voice of the customer (VOC) to the targets to improve (TTI) and leader standard work (LSW)

  • Works in cross functional teams both at the Gemba/Genba (actual shop floor) and Obeya (great room)

  • Engages in breakthrough initiatives such as transformation rhythms, shop strategy reviews, and cell control centers (CCC) and the plant control center (PCC)

  • Supports the continuous improvement of key process indicators (KPI) and the sustainment of standard work process improvements – both transactional and non-transactional

  • Implements 5S & Visual Management standards and controls

  • Works on complex solutions and implements new solutions utilizing both Lean and technology

  • Leads kaizen problem solving events and oversees the implementation of future state value stream maps (VSM) and transformation plans to eliminate process constraints

  • Facilitates, prioritizes, and owns an active pipeline of waste reduction projects, action work outs (AWOs), and action plans for the McAllen site

  • Coach, mentor, and train others in all Lean Six Sigma DMAIC concepts and tools

  • Presents product / program strategies, Lean roadmaps, risks, and recommendations to Senior Leaders

  • Defines processes, IT tools, trainings, systems, etc. to be used by the manufacturing community

  • Specifies needs, communicates about project approach and presents outcomes of research done


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing)

  • Minimum of 3 years of engineering experience in Production Process and Equipment


This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, nationals of the United States, asylees and refugees) due to access to export-controlled technology.

Must pass background and drug screens.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Effective problem solving skills and Lean Six Sigma training / experience

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes