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General Electric Lead Manufacturing Engineer - SCO in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Services Components Operation (SCO) Lead Engineer is accountable for multiple technical processes and equipment in the production of complex commercial nuclear plant components. In this role, you will join a team supporting a rapid moving, high complexity, low volume precision metal machine shop.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Area engineer responsible for GE Hitachi Nuclear services component operations (SCO) manufacturing processes and support operations. Review, design, generate, update, and monitor manufacturing equipment, devices, systems, and processes. Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Embrace Global Nuclear Fuel’s nuclear safety culture, where work is performed with an overriding priority on integrity, safety, security, and quality.

  • Develop metal working processes, tools, fixtures and operations for stainless steel fabrications.This includes manual tig welding and automated laser welding, polishing, manual repair and rework.

  • Maintain and modernize manufacturing techniques and process monitoring to predict and prevent process upsets and downtime and minimize scrap/waste generation

  • Specify proper equipment or machining center for acquisition, installation and start up of new or additional component work.Technical leader for first piece qualifications and serial production to meet customer commitments.

  • Develop programs, cutting paths, tool selection, quality controls program, qualification programs for CNC and manual metal machining (turning or milling).

  • Develop heat treat processes for annealing and conditioning metal fabricated assemblies.

  • Technical writing of work instructions and standard work for team members in production.

  • Work cross-functionally with design and quality engineering to negotiate efficient dimensioning, inspection processes.

  • Maintain, review, update, and create area manufacturing documents for operation and maintenance activities

  • Ensure compliance with all safety and quality regulations and metrics through use of compliance calendars, databases, and tracking systems

  • High-level understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles to facilitate design and implementation of continuous improvement of processes with the team. ​

Required Qualifications

  • Technical Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college OR Technical Associate's Degree from an accredited college with minimum 7 years of professional experience in a quality, technical, manufacturing or maintenance role

  • Minimum 5 years of industry or military experience with at least two of the following:

  • CNC machining milling and turning

  • Manual machining

  • Process development and fixture design implementation

  • Fabrication set-up

Eligibility Requirements

Ability to use computers. Frequent use of computer equipment.

Must be able to relocate to Wilmington, NC. Remote work is NOT available with regard to this role.

Ability and willingness to maintain Emergency Response Organization (ERO) qualifications

Ability to walk up and down stairs multiple times during the day. Ability to move around and under manufacturing equipment.

Must maintain after hours cell phone availability

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong mechanical aptitude (i.e. intuitive understanding of mechanical processes)

  • Manufacturing engineering experience with product development for machining and metallurgy, heat treating processes

  • Stainless steel processing experience

  • Welding experience – TIG & Laser

  • Experience with equipment installation and troubleshooting, including management of capital and expense projects.

  • Manufacturing planning development, including technical methods instructions development

  • Experience identifying Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to efficiently monitor for process health

  • Practical experience with lean manufacturing principles and tools, identifying opportunities for and designing changes to processes. Six Sigma or Lean manufacturing certification.

  • Quality processes experience – GD&T, 6 Sigma, CMM, Qualification achievement. Understanding of quality measurement metrology and product design engineering.

  • CNC programing, CADCAM, “Inventor”, or Solidworks modeling experience

  • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)

  • Ability to independently manage competing priorities and effectively interact with all levels of management to resolve issues that cross organizational boundaries

  • “Grit” – ability to persevere and deliver on commitments

  • GE Program graduate, e.g., OMLP, EEDP (GE employees only).

  • Note: To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years' experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes