General Electric Additive Concrete Process Development Engineer in Schenectady, New York
Job Description Summary
The Process Development Engineer will lead the process development efforts for the Additive Concrete Technology Program, focusing on developing a high quality, economical, and safe construction process. The Process Development Engineer will help oversee the development and integration of the all the necessary manufacturing, quality, and equipment parameters for process control to form a reliable field-based construction system. This will include the rebar assembly and placement, concrete printer, Concrete batch plant and mixing system, along with a comprehensive quality inspection system ranging from manual instrumentation to automated vision systems. The Process Development Engineer will also assist with the planning and execution of our comprehensive test plan at our facility in Bergen, NY. Additionally, this role will interact with our strategic partners, 3rd party vendors, and GE Global Research, while also providing input on equipment development requirements, structural design optimization and design for manufacturing, along IP and technology development roadmap sessions.
Responsible for designing and developing Additive Concrete processes to optimize process flow, reduce variability within the process, improve operating capabilities and help ensure EHS compliance. Proactively troubleshoot safety and quality problems to address root cause.
Collaborate with project team and external vendors to develop process specifications that are aligned to the structural design, quality control, and business case requirements. Process development and requirements needed for indoor operations and to transition to an outdoor, field-based construction environment.
Lead efforts to establish and optimize process parameters for concrete mixing, pumping and printing, along with rebar assembly and placement. Conduct testing to validate process parameters and leverage 6 sigma/ Design of Experiment methodologies as part of a APQP framework for process development.
Assist with the development and review of equipment proposals/concepts. Establish synergies where appropriate across all purchased equipment and hardware selection.
Support quality control system development, including documentation for standard work procedures, manufacturing specifications, quality testing and operating instructions. Establish process parameter control limits and reaction plans for Process FMEA risk mitigation.
Support operations for constructing/printing test specimens and oversee process monitoring and material sampling in support of the Additive Concrete Technology Certification efforts.
Provide input to the Additive Concrete Strategic Roadmap and budgetary requirements to develop next generation equipment and processes.
Leverage lean tools and methodology to minimize waste and inefficiencies as integrated part of the equipment and process development phase. Collaborate across business functions (Sourcing, Engineering, EHS, Quality, Field Service, PMO) to align Technology Development with Industrialization requirements
Minimum of 2 years of experience across some combination of operations, engineering, project management, and sourcing
Ability and willingness to travel to Bergen, NY 20% of the time.
Proven track record of developing prototype/pilot stage processes with ability to scale to production environment
Ability to work independently with 3rd party vendors and suppliers. Strong time management skills with proven ability to prioritize and problem solve.
Computer skills: MS Office Suite, basic navigation of CAD systems and some experience with SPC software desired.
Ability to read and interpret 2D drawings and schematics for facilities and equipment.
Willingness to be flexible and adapt to the dynamic environment of technology development and evolution of requirements. Effective communicator and team oriented.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.
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 requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.
Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes