GE Appliances, a Haier company Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Louisville, Kentucky
USA, Louisville, KY
Job Posting Title
Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) will be a member Refrigeration Team. The AME will be responsible for managing and executing capital equipment and manufacturing process projects supporting new product introductions (NPI), cost out initiatives and plant improvements. The AME will also be a key liaison between the program and the plant operations teams; ensuring that plant priorities and objectives are clearly understood and considered for the area under their ownership
What you will Do
Manage capital equipment procurement projects: Including specification development utilizing GE standards, supplier selection, early supplier engagement, technical reviews, factory layout development, installation and qualification of equipment. Ensure all tooling and equipment is reliable and robust and designed to maximize Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Own the program metrics as applicable to your assigned projects: manufacturing labor plan (VLOH), equipment and tooling budgets and quality of in-house manufactured parts/product. Work with the program team to perform trade-off analysis on competing metrics if necessary and drive decisions based on overall business impact.
Facilitate/lead the development of manufacturing equipment and processes. Utilize cross-functional participation to ensure that the equipment and processes are compatible with the entire value stream.
Utilize the 9-Step Process for tooling and equipment design and specifications. Ensure development of robust processes for part / product generation. Utilize early equipment management principals to ensure equipment is easily maintained. Work with cross-functional team to develop Manufacturing Control Plans (MCP) and Manufacturing Control Instructions (MCI).
Work with EHS and Industrial engineers to ensure equipment complies with EHS and ergonomic requirements.
Work with factory operations and Lean teams to understand the Value Stream and how your projects impact this. Ensure material flow, workstation setup, model mix, etc. are considered when workstations / equipment are designed.
Work with design team to ensure Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) is considered on part design.
What you need to Succeed
Qualifications / Requirements
Technical Degree or equivalent experience
2+ years hands on experience in manufacturing equipment and processes
Experience with Lean manufacturing principles
Ability to work in large cross-functional teams and at multiple levels in the organization (both salaried and shop floor operators / skilled trades team members)
Good communication skills – will be expected to provide program report outs to cross-functional team
Significant travel may be required
BS degree in Engineering
Experience with implementing Lean process improvement in a manufacturing operation
Prior NPI program experience
Six Sigma Certification
Proficient in MS Office, MS Scheduler (or equivalent) and AutoCAD
GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.