GE Appliances, a Haier company Senior Advanced Quality Engineer – Refrigeration and Room Air Conditioner in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Senior Advanced Quality Engineer – Refrigeration and Room Air Conditioner

The Challenge

Manages complex problems utilizing APQP processes that requires a high level of independent problem solving and self-direction. Independently manages entire projects for a work area and executes/implements quality systems primarily on a NPI. Influences, coaches and review work of others. Requires limited supervision and advanced knowledge of engineering/quality/product line. Very data driven and makes decisions based on the data.

What you will Do

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support GE Appliances refrigeration and room air conditioner improve the quality initiatives across (4) sites (Decatur, AL; Selmer, TN; Louisville, KY; and Camden, SC).

  • Lead APQP including responsible for the PPAP of in-house equipment and parts primarily associated with a NPI without significant direction.

  • Balance the communication between product design and manufacturing to ensure all issues get addressed with minimal surprises to achieve world class manufacturing goals.

  • Responsible for the NPI iP checklists and completing/reporting out on Advanced Quality Engineering (AQE) responsible items prior to the reviews.

  • AQE support for total cost take out and run the plant projects. Collaborate with CIB chair for quality improvement and project execution.

  • Drive COQ improvement: scrap, factory yield, concessions, damage and service calls.

  • Work cross-functionally with Design, Quality, Manufacturing, LEAN, marketing, EHS, service, etc. teams

  • Develop and implement quality test plans for the factory to execute ensuring sustained control of Critical to Quality and Critical Process features.

  • Project-manage the scoping, definition and implementation of quality improvement for strategic and operational programs.

  • Provide technical leadership & in-depth expertise to investigate, initiate and drive the development, procurement and implementation of equipment & processes for manufacturing.

  • Own the APQP process to plan, specify, procure, certify and implement into production high quality, cost effective, right-sized manufacturing processes including: fixtures, line side gauging, go/no-go, measurement plans, and equipment.

  • Must work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment with both salaried and hourly personnel to meet the needs of the operators, the program and the business.

  • Interfacing with team leaders to develop job instruction and define what is critical. Define the jobs through standard work and job instructions.

  • Ensure all process involvement meets or exceeds ISO, UL, and GEA standards

  • Develop and implement all technical documentation including the quality control plan required for a ISO certified plant (MCP’s, MCI’s, FRM’s, etc.)

  • Lead cross-functional PFMEA’s to understand the risks and mitigate accordingly early in the advanced planning stage of an NPI

  • Selmer, TN Monogram refrigeration will be where 80% of the focus will be over the next 12months with the product design taking place in Louisville.

  • Louisville based with approx. 35% domestic and minimal international travel required.

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What you need to Succeed

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Leadership and effective communication experience in the definition, design, implementation and troubleshooting of manufacturing processes.

  • Experience with manufacturing equipment and processes.

  • Excellent project tracking and detailed planning skills required.

  • Self-starter and influencer – metric driven and willing to work with cross-functional teams and hourly workforce.

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Experience in manufacturing plant environment.

  • Computer literate and highly skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Influencer and team player – drive quality metrics but willing to look at the bigger picture.

  • Good communicator – data driven, makes decisions based on the data

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experienced using, programming, and interpreting CMM/3D scanning/metrology systems.

  • Experience interpreting data to solve manufacturing problems.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred.

  • Significant experience in implementing Lean process improvements in high volume manufacturing operations.Six Sigma Green Belt or higher certification proficient with Minitab

  • Experience in metrology / measurement systems.

  • Proficient with understanding both coordinate and geometric GD&T drawings

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.

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