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General Electric Quality Excellence Engineer in Prestwick, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

To work within the Quality department reporting to the Quality Excellence Leaders. The role offers the opportunity for personal development and interaction with shop teams. In this role you will drive Quality improvement and engagement across all areas of our overhaul business, working with peers and fulfilment teams to assure the highest product quality standards.

As an engineer joining the existing Quality Excellence team, you will resolve issues through immediate action or tactical planning. Collating and reviewing data to identify, drive and deliver projects to improve product and process Quality through application of DMAIC and RCCA methodology will also be a requirement.

As a Quality engineer you will also fully support the Safety Management System and aligned functions (quality assurance/technical training/documentation/calibration), ensuring an effective quality presence with continual improvement of processes to achieve customer satisfaction on all products and services.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Drive RCCA methodology, monitor corrections, contribute on containment, identify and drive to closure, develop effective corrective and preventive actions.

  • Drive implementation of Proactive Quality Elements (e.g. PQA/PFMEA/Kaizen/Read Across) within the organisation, identifying and mitigating potential quality risks

  • Manage expectations for customer issue resolution

  • Lead by example in the application of formal Root Cause Analysis, coach others and drive action completion

  • Work with the Safety Management team and expanded Safety Action Group (SAG), mentoring in the preparation and maintenance of quality audits, proactive quality assessments, employee competence reviews and other risk identification/abatement activities

  • Promote quality engagement and assist in driving positive quality culture within production teams & identify quality concerns and improvement opportunities


  • Relevant work experience in quality/manufacturing environment

  • Effective communicator with ability to form strong connections at all levels

  • Ability to successfully contribute in cross functional teams, leading to positive outcomes

  • High standards with respect to work output, problem solving skills and attention to detail

  • Able to work under their own initiative whilst still supporting the team structure

  • High level of computer literacy (MS Office & Web applications)

Flexible Working

GE Aviation supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection

  • Private medical cover

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS (

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No