Lead Specialist
GE Transportation - Fort Worth, TX

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Lead Specialist will support the final assembly and testing of locomotives in the factory. In this role, you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, have the ability to affect short-term and some long-term production goals, and define process improvements.

Essential Responsibilities

In addition, you will:
Troubleshoot software issues with locomotives in commercial test

Investigate factory floor issues regarding fit and function of components and assemblies

Troubleshoot mechanical and electromechanical issues

Resolve technical production issues on the factory floor in a timely manner

Coordinate with design engineering team to resolve issues and prevent future recurrences

Communicate production status with engineering program managers

Mentor less experienced factory support engineers

Lead the development of new processes and process development

Continuously improve the manufacture and test process of the product by improving the test methods and influencing the software design

Participate in model reviews with cross functional teams

Define new lean test methods and procedures

Lead the development and training of factory support engineers

Coordinate and work with lead production support engineers at alternate locations

Provide overall technical coordination and systems leadership for assigned programs or projects

Gain an understanding of the product from a macro level and understand the system and subsystem interactions

Work with the subsystems to assure all designs will integrate properly when applied to the overall system

Attend design reviews and provide input as the systems integrator

Understand trade-offs and work with program team to help come to a consensus

Work closely with Marketing, Proposal Leaders, and the Commercial team to insure all requirements (customer, internal, and regulated) are evaluated and flowed down to the design teams

Develop all necessary systems documentation for the program including requirements documents, configuration documents, and systems test documents

Manage the validation testing on the first production unit to insure that the product is validated and meets the documented requirements

Participate in the proposal process to assure that only sound technical solutions are offered to customers and the proposed designs are feasible


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 3 years of manufacturing or shop experience)

Minimum of 3 years of direct manufacturing, assembly, or test experience

Ability and willingness to travel, as required

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering

Experience working in a manufacturing environment

Experience testing locomotives and troubleshooting software

Familiar with steel welding and fabrication processes

Familiar with cable and conduit design and assembly

Familiar with lean manufacturing methods

Knowledge of ASME Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT)

Greenbelt Certification (GE employees only)

Solid oral and written communication skills

Methodical troubleshooter and problem solver

Self-starter / motivated / self-directed

Positions available on both shifts

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GE Transportation, a unit of GE, solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems for mining trucks, and valueadded services help customers grow. GE Transportation employs approximately 12,000 employees worldwide.

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