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General Electric Production Quality Control Leader – FCO in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Production Quality Leader is responsible for multiple quality activities to support the production of commercial nuclear fuel tubing for commercial nuclear power plants. The quality leader is part of the technical team supporting the manufacturing of nuclear fuel tubing, channels, and water rods in the Fuel Component Operation (FCO) team.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • This position is On Site Only (this is not a remote position)

  • The Quality Leader is responsible for ensuring FCO products and processes meet established standards and customer quality expectations. In this hands-on position, you will implement product quality activities to achieve compliance, qualify new products, execute process improvements, and develop inspector staff.

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

  • Work with manufacturing operations, engineering and other support functions to meet operational and regulatory requirements and ensure consistent application of quality techniques and standards.

  • Identify and implement proactive solutions for incremental and step change quality process improvements through use of Lean and Six Sigma tools and apply appropriate use of statistical techniques.

  • Perform/Analyze manufacturing process stability and capability studies. Support New Product Introduction (NPI) initiatives in FCO, including quality process development and design of experiments (DOE).

  • Maintain, review, update, and create quality documents for production activities. Maintain the most recent interpretations of relevant quality system requirements.

  • Ensure that documented practices meet the true interpretation of the quality management system standards.

  • Quickly and effectively act when product non-conformances are detected to develop corrective measures and implement quality control systems.

  • Resolve quality issues by identifying problems, examining solution options, implementing action plans, and providing resources.

  • Resolve capability, tolerancing, and materials related quality issues.

  • Effectively communicate and reinforce commitment to quality improvement efforts.

  • Interface with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds, including internal and external stakeholders.

  • Participate in internal and external audits, including direct interaction with customers.

  • Supervise the Tubing inspection team (3 team members).

  • Provide team direction to support business needs, including work assignments, scheduling of overtime, and training.

  • Ensure team members are provided adequate training, resources, and support to assure safe and compliant inspection practices that comply with industrial safety and quality requirements in a nuclear regulated environment.

  • Support, encourage, and facilitate excellent Human Performance and Lean Manufacturing principles.

  • Develop and support the growth of all team employees.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in Engineering, Quality, Physics, Chemistry, or equivalent technical discipline.

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional or military experience in a quality, design engineering or manufacturing / field service engineering role.

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional or military experience in a front-line supervision.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to cover off-shifts. Regular shift assignment will be day shift.

  • Ability to use computers. Frequent use of computer equipment.

  • Ability to use quality gages, including micrometer, caliper, and dial indicator

  • Ability and willingness to maintain after hours cell phone availability.

Desired Characteristics

  • Minimum of 4 years professional inspection experience with certifications from organizations such as AWS and ASNT.

  • Minimum of 4 years of professional experience translating engineering drawings into inspection and test work instructions.

  • Experience applying Lean concepts to make process improvements.

  • Experience with basic metal forming and machining technology such as metal forming, tubing mills and/or cold pilger rolling processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform data and statistical analysis. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Six Sigma or Lean manufacturing certification. Practical experience with identifying opportunities for and designing changes to processes based on Lean.

  • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Excellent communication and teaming skills. Proven experience building team trust.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to both resolve daily urgent issues and work on continuous improvement projects.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines

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