General Electric Materials Engineer - Qualification and Sourcing in New Orleans, Louisiana
Renewable Energy LM Wind Power seeks a talented, flexible and committed materials engineer to work within material qualification engineering for wind turbine blades. In this role, you will develop our process material technology base by introducing advanced solutions, and will act as the technical lead, finding / investigating new products and technologies on the market in direct communication with suppliers.
The Materials Engineer will play a key role in the development, qualification and implementation of process materials and technologies, and will understand / communicate critical aspects of process materials in all stages of manufacturing and in their various applications. Together with a cross-functional team, the Materials Engineer seeks to optimize the balance between three key business aspects of quality, cost and performance through evaluation, testing, documentation and implementation.
As the Materials Engineer, you will:
Spend time with our laboratory technicians to develop components and test methods
Be involved / lead plant trials and the global implementation of the new technology and/or improvements
Be involved in general quality improvement in the factories, where a hands-on mentality is key
Maintain material specifications and associated documentation
Collaborate with our LM material testing lab
Participate as a commodity team member, defining and executing the global commodity strategy for process materials
Contribute to / execute the departmental material development strategy to support the product platforms and technology road-map
Work cross functionally within engineering and externally with Sourcing and Quality
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field from an accredited university or college
Minimum of 5 years of practical experience
- Ability and willingness to travel as needed (minimum of 30 days per year)
Mechanical Engineering Degree from an accredited university or college with experience in manufacturing
Applies knowledge by establishing a robust supply chain within process materials in collaboration with sourcing and quality
Global perspective and drive towards striking an optimum balance between cost, quality and performance
Excellent communicator between functions / cultures that works well across departments and time zones
Analytical / scientific mindset combined with a pragmatic hands-on mentality
Practical experience with manufacturing processes of composite products
Understanding of / ability to apply lean six sigma principles or equivalent
Experience with process material characterization and testing
Strong communication skills in written and spoken English
Desires career progression and personal development
Dedicated team player who gets things done
Flexible, energetic, curious and outgoing
Ability to complete tasks independently
Ability to work in a structured way
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LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business (approx. 9300 employees globally), is the world’s leading supplier of blades to the wind industry, and the only supplier that operates on a global basis. The wind turbine industry is becoming increasingly complex, with radical progress made over the last few decades, providing great opportunities for professional development and a work environment that promotes initiative and creativity. If working in a company which creates state-of-the-art technology and processes attracts you, LM Wind Power has a career for you. Visit www.lmwindpower.com for more information and follow @lmwindpower on social media.
GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. Visit www.gerenewableenergy.com for more information and follow @GErenewables on social media.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.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.
Locations: United States; Louisiana; New Orleans
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.