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General Electric Design Liason Engineer, Mechanical in Pensacola, Florida

Job Description Summary

The Design Liaison Engineer, Mechanical provides design engineering support to wind turbine manufacturing operations at Pensacola, and will serve as the primary interface between mechanical engineering teams and manufacturing, ensuring that manufactured / assembled product meets design intent. In this role, you will support resolution of product quality and manufacturing issues and drive continuous improvement in product design & manufacturing methods for cost, quality and producibility.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

As the Design Liaison Engineer, Mechanical, you will:

  • Be responsible for all machine head and rotor mechanical components

  • Represent Design Engineering in the evaluation & resolution of product non-conformances and production problems encountered during manufacturing of wind machine heads, rotors and down tower assemblies

  • Support evaluation of non-conformances to determine nature and scope of the problem and provide appropriate disposition

  • Consult with engineering hardware owners as required, ensuring finished product achieves design intention for fit, form and function

  • Drive quick, complete root cause analysis, corrective actions and preventative actions

  • Interpret engineering drawings and specification and facilitate / lead quick correction of engineering product definition errors identified during manufacturing operations

  • Determine rework and repair procedures for non-conforming materials

  • Support Sourcing Quality Engineers and suppliers to ensure timely resolution of issues and effective implementation of RCA, corrective actions and preventative actions

  • Review and update Manufacturing Instructions, ensuring that engineering requirements are met

  • Initiate and drive implementation of manufacturing method and/or product design continuous improvements to reduce cost, increase throughput and enhance producibility

  • Work closely with global DLE peers to share lessons learned, drive consistency in application of design requirements & implement continuous improvement opportunities

  • Use engineering judgment and decision making skills to resolve issues while balancing fulfillment pressures of high paced manufacturing operation with protecting product quality and robustness

  • Train, mentor and coach Production Quality Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers

  • Support NPI by providing design engineers with manufacturing perspective during design development / driving prototype and fit up results back into the design

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering or related field from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant mechanical engineering and/or supply chain management experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a accredited university or college

  • Strong understanding of product definition drawings, GD&T, materials, process specifications and Bills of Material

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Gearbox, structural, electrical and/or other wind turbine experience

  • Proven ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries

  • Experience leading resolution of complex multifaceted problems

  • Experience working in a manufacturing or assembly facility

  • Working knowledge of 3D-CAD tools (i.e., UG)

  • Business tools and practices expertise

  • Proven project leadership experience

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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