Material Technical Advisor
GE Transportation - Lawrence Park, PA

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

The Material Technical Advisor will be responsible for defined work or projects with moderate complexity. In this role, you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day short-term objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities

In addition, you will:
Interface with production, sales, purchasing and suppliers in order to schedule the receipt of raw material to meet production demand

Be responsible for raw material scheduling, updating database, editing routines documents, procurement follow up and expediting management

Establish plant production schedules, WIP job management and maintain inventory database / cost structure

Write, manage, and update the production control data and working rules and drive cost and cycle time reduction with supplier base using Six Sigma methodology

Evaluate and drive resolution on all manufacturing material quality and supply issues

Assist in the development and implementation of the e-sourcing plan to reduce cost and cycle time

Assure that the shop has the necessary materials, configuration records, manpower, and tooling to meet required production levels

Identify and react to material plans that do not meet customer requirements

Monitor implementation of corrective action plans

Prepare and implement work orders and plans as required

Be responsible for assigned commodities to meet the requirements of the business

Perform some or all of the required functions from initiation of intent to purchase to satisfactory delivery of material or service

Solicit and evaluate proposals employing appropriate negotiation, cost and price analysis techniques, together with the effective utilization of available expertise from supporting organizations

Implement purchase contracts with sound purchasing practices and applicable company and government regulations

Evaluate current and anticipated requirements, determine potential sources, and stimulate competition


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (or High School Diploma / GED and a minimum of 4 years of experience in a Material Planning capacity)

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

Prior experience utilizing planning systems

Prior experience in production control or planning, supervision, sourcing and/or material control environment

Ability to manage multiple tasks and establish effective work priorities

Ability to work effectively in all environments

Strong analytical and organizational skills

Six Sigma training (GE Employees only)

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

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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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