Lead Supplier Quality Engineer
GE Power & Water - Houston, 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 Supplier Quality Engineer will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role, you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others and have the ability to affect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Be responsible for driving quality for assigned suppliers, improving quality performance via Quality Plan implementation
  • Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes
  • Accelerate improvements in supplier quality and deliver value
  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with Sourcing Leaders to manage and implement supplier / engineering changes, New Product Introductions, and transfers
  • Interface with Suppliers and Supply chain to drive Quality improvements
  • Deliver results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier yield, field cost, field defect rate, supplier quality plan engagement / effectiveness, and corrective & preventative action closure
  • Drive improvements utilizing Supplier Scorecards and own Supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, and driving improvement plans
  • Understand and drive Six Sigma quality internally and with suppliers
  • Provide Quality Engineering expertise requiring advanced / specialized skills and a broad range of quality engineering expertise
  • Specify, develop, and accept advanced technology, quality information and test equipment
  • Provide advanced Quality Engineering of new product introduction involving new processes or advanced automated equipment
  • Provide technical expertise to customers/licensees in solving technical problems associated with test facilities
  • Provide correlation with GE facilities
  • Act as consultant to the Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering organizations to improve Quality and Manufacturing processes, introduce new products and improve product design
  • Specify and develop product acceptance / test procedures that relate to a complex process (state-of-the-art) or highly complex product
  • Provide leadership role during investigations of major problems and of special projects

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Sourcing)
  • Minimum of 3 additional years of experience in a Sourcing, Engineering or Quality Improvement role

    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
  • Experience with Fabrications / Machining
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
  • Negotiation expertise
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