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General Electric Lead Manufacturing Specialist in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Lead Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for the engineering associated with the manufacturing process. Requires mastery of a body of theoretical knowledge. Requires developed and strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant technologies. Requires ability to perform process improvements and develop improvement strategies.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Define and control production process including tooling and equipment for specialized processes

  • Facilitate and drive process improvements to meet business metrics

  • Validate design specifications and shop floor application of new product, tools, or equipment

  • Develops new solutions under guidance and/or in a team setting or based upon precedents in the organizations

  • Works together with business leadership at SPB and EB level

  • Works together with shop operators and programing technicians

  • Specifies needs, communicates about project approach and presents outcomes of research done

  • Delivers products as part of a team

  • Works on cross functional teams

  • Leads analytical and design activities using proven technologies and vested approaches and methods

Required Qualifications

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

  • At least 3 years of Manufacturing experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker ​

  • Prior experience with conventional machining CNC programming

  • Experience in 5-axis compressor airfoil programming utilizing Concepts NREC & Siemens Unigraphics

  • Machining of Blisks & Blisk airfoils in multiple materials, sizes, and configurations

  • NC program optimization with Thirdwave, MachPro, or other toolpath optimization software

  • Experience programming and operating Siemens & Fanuc controls

  • History of mentoring new/less experienced engineers in 5-axis compressor airfoil milling

  • Coding experience with Java, Python, C++, or other programming languages

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