GE Appliances, a Haier company Principal Material Handling Engineer in Louisville, Kentucky
USA, Louisville, KY
Job Posting Title
Principal Material Handling Engineer
The Principal Material Handling Engineer will be a member of the AME (Advanced Manufacturing Engineering- Central Materials) team. The position will optimize space, transportation, equipment and conveyance to the factory line. In addition, it will be Responsible for supporting the Advanced Materials Engineering team in developing lean material flow processes and systems and provide creative and forward thinking to the material flow process including supply base capabilities, material handling and material control systems.
What you will Do
Support the Advanced Materials Engineering team in developing lean material flow processes and systems.
Support the design and implementation of material replenishment systems.
Understand Oracle and utilization of tools support plant initiatives.
Provide creative and forward thinking to the material flow process including supply base capabilities, material handling and material control systems.
Examine economic factors when developing alternatives to propose a maximized solution and optimize total cost.
Ability to develop, launch and validate projects at multiple sites simultaneously.
Continually research new technology solutions to improve the supply chain.
Cross-functional Work and Leadership:
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.
Develop a sound working relationship with Material Management leadership at all facilities supported.
Work cross functionally to eliminate waste in the supply chain including the integration of material automation with manufacturing processes.
Deliver guidance, and training for cross-functional team members regarding material flow. Provide documentation and training to maintenance and shop floor personnel.
Utilize technical and project experience to add to the APS (Appliance Production System) and AME teams’ body of knowledge to steer continuous improvement throughout the organization and company.
Support other Central Material Team Members in the launch of new processes including PFEP and a lean material audit.
What you need to Succeed
Position Requirements :
30-40% Travel to various US facilities in GA, AL & SC
Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) experience, including: hardware, software project implementation experience
Excellent project tracking and detailed planning skills required
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 oral and written communication skills – will be expected to provide status report outs to cross-functional team and train other engineers
Demonstrated ability to take ownership of cross-functional program deliverables and ability to guide decisions based on the overall benefit to the company
Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related field
10+ years hands on experience with manufacturing, logistics or supply chain including experience in Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma production method
Previous experience with plant launches or factory master planning of brownfields
Demonstrated experience with material replenishment systems
Proven computer knowledge including ERP systems, Electronic Kanban, Access, and MS Office
Preferred Qualifications :
Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Engineering: Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering preferred
Very creative talent with a proven ability to look past what is currently done and develop a practical, implementable vision for future with a proven history of executing to vision
Prior NPI program experience
GE Appliances does not offer sponsorship now or in the future for this role
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.