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GE Appliances, a Haier company Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer – Stamping & Copper Tubing in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer – Stamping & Copper Tubing

The Challenge

The Challenge:

Primary focus will be supplier quality engineering efforts related to stamping and copper tubing on all GEA products. SQE will own all aspects of global supplier relationships, which impact Cost of Quality (COQ). Measure, prevent, react and enforce processes and procedures to manage suppliers proactively and reactively. This includes initial selection and qualification of suppliers, new product introduction, continuous improvement and development throughout the life-cycle of the supplier, and cross-functional support for all related programs.

What you will Do

What You Will Do :

  • Own all aspects of quality engineering and project management for suppliers of assigned commodity. This includes qualification of suppliers, continuous ownership and development throughout the life-cycle of the supplier.

  • Utilize technical expertise in assigned commodity design and manufacturing equipment to work with suppliers in developing optimal product designs and manufacturing processes.

  • Initiate and run the 9-step process with the use of Lean/Six Sigma tools by partnering with Technology to identify, understand and abate issues for NPI and C changes.

  • Conduct Critical Part Risk Reviews related to system performance, reliability or quality.

  • Manage projects involving supplier moves, process and material changes. Support design change projects.

  • Steer problem definition and reactive problem solving through containment, identification of root cause and corrective action with SCAR.

  • Run process changes through the GE Change Control Process.

  • Manage and own Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) requirements associated with a change.

  • Head up business and technical surveys with Sourcing and Technology teams to assess supplier capabilities and make business recommendations for strategic/tactical supplier development and evaluation of new suppliers.

  • Develop solutions to support qualification of new suppliers to GE Appliances by conducting supplier visits for on-site assessments, identifying necessary corrective actions and improvements and tracking to closure

  • Perform annual audits to monitor supplier QMS (Quality Management System) compliance and effectiveness.

  • Manage qualification of alternate sources for mitigation of business risk, including expansion of supplier portfolio for commercial leverage, TOW (Transfer of Work) or NPI (New Product Introduction)

  • Identify areas for cost reduction across assigned supplier base including internal supplier process, quality improvements, Variable Cost Productivity (VCP) and material usage.

  • Utilize LEAN manufacturing concepts to improve supplier processes to deliver on cost savings ideas including reduction of waste and rework.

  • Ensure supplier compliance with all safety and regulatory guidelines.

  • Guide cross-functional project teams to steer standardization and simplification in metals process technologies.

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What you need to Succeed

What You Need to Succeed :

Prior relevant military service will be considered in relation to required/desired qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Engineering or Technical degree (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) or equivalent technical experience

  • Minimum 5 years Supply Chain, Quality and/or Technical experience in manufacturing environment

  • Proven background in applying statistical tools for process and product development and control (i.e. Gage R&R, Process Capability, Control Plans, SPC, Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Design of Experiments (DOEs)).

  • Skilled and experienced with reading and understanding prints, dimensions and tolerances. Basic understanding of GD&T.

  • Experienced with problem solving tools and techniques (i.e. 8-D, 5 Whys, 7 Ways, DOE, SCAR, Fishbone, Pareto, Six Sigma, PPAP).

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Demonstrated leadership to influence and guide change within a highly matrixed organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree

  • Experience with assigned commodity manufacturing processes

  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop, manage and implement proactive project plans both globally and domestically

  • Demonstrated ability to simplify complex information and prepare concise executive summaries

  • Prior international work experience & multi-lingual (Chinese, Spanish, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to simplify complex information and prepare concise executive summaries

  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop, manage and implement proactive project plans both globally and domestically

  • Six Sigma certified (Green Belt, Black Belt or Master Black Belt)

Working Conditions:

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally (20%)

GE Appliances will not offer sponsorship assistance 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.

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