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General Electric Lead Test Supervisor in Vandalia, Ohio

Job Description Summary

The Lead Test Supervisor will supervise and direct day to day activities of technical hourly (union) associates in production test operations supporting all products manufactured at the site. The role requires mastery of a body of theoretical knowledge and a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant technologies.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage the labor productivity of the test area to >90%

  • Support and prioritize troubleshooting efforts of aerospace electronics and electrical power generation equipment to ensure 100% on time delivery to customers

  • Drive inventory reduction through efforts to improve test cycle time, identify, exploit, and elevate test constraints through development of OEE, OLE, and other equipment and labor constraint management metrics

  • Improve OEE of biggest test constraint to >70%

  • Develop a capacity model to drive cross functional communication and shared visibility of test capacity across the P&L

  • Work across the business with other coaches to accomplish shared objectives

  • Develop and drive improvement on appropriate site metrics

  • Address and correct EHS and quality concern reports


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma /GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Production Supervision

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong electrical background and/or experience with electrical equipment

  • Exposure to complicated product, test equipment, & engineering

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with an ability to influence others; prior shop floor experience and union engagement preferred

  • Cross functional project management with an ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Lean background/experience

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Analytics acumen and development

  • Financial acumen and prior P&L exposure

  • Executive presence and leadership exposure

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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