Lead Supplier Quality Engineer
GE Power & Water - Waukesha, WI

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1725165

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

The Lead Supplier Quality Engineer demonstrates 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 effect short-term and some long-term business.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Additionally, 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 / Lean manufacturing 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
  • Act as consultant to the Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering organizations to improve Quality and Manufacturing processes, introduce new products and improve product design
  • Develop & implement product acceptance / test procedures
  • Provide leadership role during investigations of major problems and of special projects

    Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related Technical field (Mathematics, Materials) from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Sourcing, Quality, or Engineering in a manufacturing environment

    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
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and collaborative skills along with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Prefer Bachelor’s in Engineering in Mechanical or Industrial engineering
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
  • Negotiation expertise
  • Strong background in applying statistical quality control tools for process and product controls, such SPC, Gauge R & R, Process Capability, FMEA, and DOEs
  • Experience with metallurgical analysis, fabrication and/or forging process
  • Experience in developing and implementing vendor qualification
  • Demonstrated leadership to influence to and drive change internally and externally
  • Six sigma certified (GE employees only)
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