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The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer will have primary responsibility to develop and implement new and improved methods of manufacture of stator bars in the GE large generator manufacturing facility located in Schenectady, NY. You will utilize knowledge of engineering, automation, machine design, materials and processing, fabrication processes, tooling design and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and state of the art measurement equipment. In this role, you will:
Act as advance manufacturing engineering expert for Stator Bar Manufacturing Operations, Schenectady NY and become familiar with existing processes, designs, documentation, and procedures
Collect data on and statistically characterize process capability
Identify and execute projects to improve existing process quality and lower cost
Provide technical leadership for and execute a plan to drive step change advancements in stator bar manufacturing processes
Work with suppliers to develop custom equipment to automate the rapid and repeatable forming of bar end shapes for stranded copper stator bars; develop measurement systems for same
Develop manufacturing processes for application of advanced bar insulation systems working closely with a cross functional and broad based team consisting of generator engineering, materials engineering, GE research and development, and engineers and operators from Generator Manufacturing operations
Investigate new technology for stator bar manufacture and recommend applicable new technology to business leaders
Participate in concurrent engineering and design of new products supporting all NPI tollgates
Establish, document, and maintain design for manufacturing (DFM) guidelines for engineering use compatible with current manufacturing capability
Evaluate new products for manufacturability per established DFM guidelines
Develop mockups and prototypes to validate NPI designs and test designs with shop floor to prove out
Ensure production workstations are adequate and optimized for New Product Platforms being developed
Initiate and project manage capital equipment projects that support new product designs, factory capacity additions, and quality improvement goals (typical project scope involves the development of specifications, supplier management, purchase, installation and qualification of the manufacturing equipment)
Provide technical support to sourcing as needed
Provide documentation and training to shop floor to ensure seamless new product execution
Develop and document a process for exchange and use of information between engineering and the shop including formats and control
Develop manufacturing methods, schedules, and documentation
Implement operator training plans
Apply lean methods to equipment and material handling designs to reduce waste throughout the production process
Design, procure and implement tooling and fixturing to support rapid setup changes
Analyze and plan staff utilization, space requirements, workflow, and layout of equipment to achieve maximum operational quality and reliability
Assist in definition of specifications for new equipment purchases
Support plant lean and EHS initiatives
Troubleshoot issues with equipment and processes
Responsibilities also include: automation of large scale copper bar forming, development and implementation of the manufacturing equipment and processes for application of bar insulation systems, bar measurement workstations, bar test workstations, and bar material handling. This role shall also include advanced manufacturing engineering prototyping, planning, concurrent design for manufacturing and support of manufacturing tollgate deliverables for new product introductions on new generator platforms.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
Minimum of 5 years of prior experience in manufacturing operations or manufacturing engineering positions
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.
Experience with bar manufacture in motors or generator manufacturing environment or equivalent experience
Copper forming experience
Knowledge of generator insulation systems
Exceptional oral and written communication skills and ability to facilitate activity across plant functions
Strong project management abilities and experience
Hands on experience designing using CAD software
Experience working with integrators to develop custom equipment
Ability to use data and statistics to characterize a manufacturing process
Very creative talent with a proven ability to look past what is currently done and develop a practical, implementable vision for future manufacturing with an strong history of executing this vision
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
Self-motivated and able to meet deadlines
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