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General Electric Special Process Owner in Inspection in McAllen, Texas

Job Description Summary

Special Process Owner in Engineering associated with the manufacturing process. Drives systematic improvements in inspection interpretation of the Engine Shop Manual, authors and executes local inspection technique sheets and Quality Control Work Instructions and industrializes new technologies to advance the state of the art in inspection. Measured outcomes can include repair yield, workscope creep mitigation and improvement in Gate 1 closure TAT.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manufacturing Engineering Special Process Owner (SPO) associated with inspection technologies; areas of interest are improving incoming inspections (Gate 1) with a goal to expand to all other inspection processes.

  • Apply advanced technologies to improve yield and productivity in aircraft engine component repair; areas of interest include Automation & Robotics.

  • Technical expert for measurement and instrumentations in inspection processes providing shop support to drive business improvements in safety, quality, delivery, cost, scrap reduction, etc.

  • Institutionalize LEAN practices to improve Turnaround Time (TAT)

  • Coordinate with global peers to leverage best practices, communicate lessons learned, and drive improvements to achieve yield entitlement and best in class cost of ownership.

  • Industrialize new inspection technology equipment and processes including defining resource needs, Engine Shop Manual interpretation, Manufacturing process flow, and digital/IT infrastructure enhancements.

  • Interpret engineering Engine Shop Manual (ESM) and Standard Practice Manual (SPM) requirements and institute best practices, and measuring for surface, sub-surface anomalies and dimensional characteristics. Conditions include, but are not limited to corrosion, pits, nicks, dents, scratches, and linear indications.

  • Develop and implement robust processes that consistently meet delivery and cost targets.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college and 3 years of inspection experience (or a minimum high school diploma / GED with at least 6 years of inspection experience).

Desired Characteristics

  • Comprehensive knowledge of underlying repair shop inspection principles, approaches, and initiatives

  • Good communications skills with the ability to communicate at a variety of levels from senior leadership to shop personnel.

  • Familiarity with non-destructive testing (NDT) such as structured light inspection, Eddy Current, FPI, MPI, Infra-red inspection, conventional and digital X-Ray, XRF technology and Ultrasonic testing

  • Understanding of shop operations and manufacturing processes

  • Familiar with optical and dimensional inspection equipment and processes

  • Familiarity and ability to improve fielded hardware cleaning practices (process flow and practices associated with chemical cleaning, high pressure waterjet, and grit blast).

  • Familiar with GD&T, GR&R, and SPC

  • Familiar with IT and digital processes (data flow and management)

  • Ability to support the design and adoption of automation and inspection technologies

  • Solid project management skills and demonstrated history of effective horizontal leadership

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to calculate and present business cases in support of change

  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to identify problems and propose solutions

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