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General Electric Lead Quality Engineer- Services & ITO in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Job Description Summary

As a Lead Project Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for the Quality segment of NAM GSI Tendering opportunities and Quality of NAM GSI Service projects. This includes delivering documented quality deliverables to the customer and ensuring NAM GSI’s Quality program is thoroughly represented in all offerings. In this role you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

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About Us

At GE Grid Solutions we electrify the world with advanced grid technologies. As leaders in the energy space, our goal is to accelerate the transition to a cleaner, more energy efficient grid by integrating renewables and deploying cleaner technologies to fulfill the needs of tomorrow.

In Grid Solutions we help enable the transition for a greener more reliable Grid. GE Grid Solutions has the most advanced and comprehensive product and solutions portfolio within the energy sector.

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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate processes related to quality and growth initiatives including traditional Quality, Six Sigma ( DMAIC, and Lean), and working with the assigned project team and commercial bid managers

  • Drive integrated quality methodologies & processes and documentation to facilitate productivity and customer satisfaction

  • Lead the overall Quality strategy and execution plan for assigned service projects and tendering opportunities

  • Own quality deliverables and KPI’s for assigned projects, working with the project team to beat deadlines and deliver under budget

  • Work with Project Team, and the customer-specific engineering team(s) on executing to schedule for customer & internal projects

  • Recognize potential shortfalls in design processes and develop corrective actions to reduce defects.

  • Leadership includes CoQ reduction actions as well as monitoring and auditing for effectiveness,

  • Perform RCA’s (root cause analysis) and execute corrective actions.

  • Manage Key customer technical quality Issues.

  • Interface with internal and external team members including end customer

  • Coordinate lessons learned sharing and implementation for assigned projects and tendering opportunities


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 3 years of quality engineering experience in increasingly responsible roles

  • Must be willing and available to travel 20%. Must be willing to comply with all relevant GE company travel and tax policies.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Excellent personal computer skills, including proficiency with Excel and Word

  • RCA’s (root cause analysis) experience

  • Strong business acumen, fully understand the mission and scope of business

  • Experience with application of Lean principles and tools such as Value Stream and Continual Improvement

  • CertifiedSixSigma Green Belt

  • Ability to brainstorm process changes that will enable implementation of new data collection tools in an existing process

  • Excellent influencing and facilitation skills. Ability to work in a matrix environment and to work effectively cross functionally.

  • Demonstrated creativity and ability to lead and motivate a team and be accountable for team results in order to deliver a high quality product on time and under budget

  • Ability to act as a change agent. Familiarity with CAP.

  • Prior experience in a customer-facing role

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Willingness to present ideas to stakeholders to generate buy-in for new quality tools, processes and dashboards

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: No

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