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General Electric NDE/Inspection Production Supervision Manager (1st Shift) in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The NDE/Inspection Production Supervision Manager will be responsible for frontline and/or shift management and defined work or projects with moderate complexity in the Quality organization. In this role, you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action and both short and long-term planning. This position also focuses on managing shop priorities across multiple business units and participates in growth playbook exercises and capacity planning.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide manufacturing / technical escalation assistance and leadership to assigned work group

  • Manage production employees and production schedule requirements to include timekeeping, overtime, time off and discipline (FPI, CMM, Ultrasonic, Eddy Current areas)

  • Support and meet production schedules, drive productivity and quality initiatives, and manage the area within budget guidelines and controls

  • If the work group has Flow Leaders, adhere to escalation process as outlined in the MDI structure and support escalations from Flow Leader as needed

  • Utilize data analysis to improve safety, decrease quality defects, and increase productivity

  • Be knowledgeable, communicate, and enforce handbook and other plant policies

  • Interface with internal and external customers, define priorities for shift and work group leveraging the appropriate MDI structure for that shift/cell

  • Actively participate in Environment, Health and Safety initiatives and corrective actions

  • Actively participate on cross-functional teams and demonstrate necessary leadership and coaching skills to other team members

  • Take active role in coaching and growing their work group’s Flow Leader skills, as well as empower Flow Leaders in their cell ownership (if applicable)

  • Help train and develop skills of production employees; educate production employees on business strategy and metrics

  • Provides daily status updates about NDE developments during PCC meetings

  • Manage shop production priorities across multiple business units

  • Strategically plan multiple Inspection areas for capacity planning due to schedule changes

  • Drive a “quality first” mindset across the inspection and production teams

  • Work with external customers on production requirements, quality, and turnaround times

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college (OR an Associates Degree with at least 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment OR a High School Diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in a manufacturing environment OR 4 years of military experience)

  • At least 3 years of coaching / supervisory / leadership experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with NDE/Inspection equipment

  • Experience with NDE/Inspection supervision

  • Knowledge in CMM, FPI, or other quality processes

  • Prior experience in driving relationship with external customers

  • Demonstrated experience in quick decision making and problem solving environments

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

  • Previous experience in manufacturing, quality, sourcing or operations, management experience

  • Ability to work effectively on a team and serve as a positive change agent

  • Previous experience working in a CNC machine shop

  • Demonstrated experience managing New Product Introduction (NPI) in a fast paced production environment

  • Strong analytical skills and willingness to learn and work as technical expert

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize aggressive deadlines

  • Six Sigma training / Lean (GE employees only)

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated experience with effective coaching and/or creating growth opportunities for individuals


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