General Electric Lead Quality Engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Description Summary
The Lead Process and Quality Engineer in the Renewable Energy Advanced Manufacturing organization will drive innovation in composite and additive manufacturing design for competitiveness in cost and performance, with specific focus on Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing. This individual will support the development of new manufacturing techniques and equipment solutions to support the deployment of additive and advanced manufacturing as well as corresponding quality and inspection requirements and techniques. The role will focus on developing and validating proprietary additive and composites processes and inspection methods and scaling them up in production once development is complete. In addition to the technical hands on aspects, the role will also involve project management, interaction with stakeholders and senior leaders, work with suppliers, and interaction with downstream customers.
GE’s Onshore Wind business has a total installed base of more than 50,000 wind turbines in more than 35 counties, with 100+ GW of global installed capacity. We harness increased onshore wind energy potential through a broad family of turbines that are uniquely suited for a variety of wind environments, including Cypress, GE’s most powerful onshore wind turbine, and GE’s 2MW platform, which has more than 20GW installed and in operation today. We are committed to our customers’ success in wind, offering a broad portfolio of products and services that make renewables the energy of choice for a cleaner future.
Why we come to work:
At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge -and we’re always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the green energy transition.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Be accountable for the technical program’s success
Work with various sites to help identify high ROI applications, help test/validate/scale up the design, prove out of the application and support the local teams to deploy the additive process into production.
Develop quality requirements and inspection methods/techniques for relevant additive and composites manufacturing processes.
Define process tolerances and develop repair methods in close collaboration with the process and design teams.
Support the effort to create standard and nonstandard inspection equipment/user requirement specifications to further drive additive deployment and standardization across Renewable Energy.
Develop new processes and support process industrialization and production cut-in.
Be a part of our New Product Introduction process to influence designs to incorporate design for additive standards so low cost / shorter lead time solutions are part of initial production release.
Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related degree
Minimum of 3 years of engineering experience
Works independently and possesses a level of functional expertise necessary to influence and execute technical and project delivery execution
Apply engineering fundamentals and 1st order engineering principles to establish and/or confirm expected performance.
Independently design and conduct material science experiments with additive manufacturing technologies.
Provide clear and complete analysis documentation in accordance with GE engineering procedures. Analysis results typically provided in an engineering report for use by external customers.
Prepare using Solidworks mechanical drawings, thermodynamic analysis, detailed drawings and assembly models complete with calculated dimensions and tolerances.
Hands on experience in at least one additive manufacturing modality, preferably large scale polymer / composite
Experience with NDT inspection methods like ultrasonic testing.
Experience with a manufacturing environment and hands-on fabrication
Proven communication skills in both written and oral English
Willingness to work in a global team and with strong interpersonal skills
Strategic thinker – able to navigate complexity, develop clear actions, and drive impact
Object oriented programming language experience
Team engineering experience, such as FSAE or FIRST Robotics.
Genuinely passionate about manufacturing, cutting edge technologies, and being hands-on when needed
Awareness of competing manufacturing technologies and components in the wind market
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.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.
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