Business Segment: Power Water & Process Technologies
Location(s): United States; Minnesota; Minnetonka
About Us: GE announced they signed a definitive agreement to sell the Water & Process Technologies business to SUEZ, a services and solutions company with global operations primarily in water and waste management. The deal will be subject to customary closing conditions such as regulatory review and appropriate consultation and we expect this to be complete by mid-2017. Water & Process Technologies will operate business as usual through this process and will continue to meet its commitments to its valued customers and employees. This includes hiring strong talent to help the business grow and be successful. GE is targeting to complete the sale of the business by mid-2017. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE 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.
Role Summary: At Water & Process Technologies, named the Water Company of the Year by Global Water Intelligence, we manufacture water filtration and purification products and systems, with the goal of helping to solve complex challenges related to water availability and quality. We manufacture membrane for our global plants and for external customers.
Essential Responsibilities: The 2nd Shift Membrane Production Supervisor is a key member of the Membrane Operations team, providing direction and assistance to the Membrane teams in order to meet EHS (Environmental, Health & Safety), Quality, Productivity and On-time Delivery goals.
As the Membrane Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift, you will:
Develop manufacturing plans consistent with the goals and objectives of the department annual plan
Arrange for and provide appropriate staffing to meet the production schedules set by production planning, consistent with budget and current business levels
Lead the root cause analysis to identify root causes that limit production from achieving the goals and drive closure of action items that result
Support, encourage and facilitate Lean Manufacturing principles by providing adequate time for training and for project teams to accomplish continuous improvement projects
Maintain and further develop a Visual Workplace including support for a 5-S program, active project boards, performance measure charts, and training program status boards
Strive to keep all variances related to achieving business objectives, monitoring increases and decreases in production demand
Develop and support the growth of all employees
Identify, justify, document and implement process productivity projects which support the area’s growth plan and yield significant reduction in defects and increased productivity
Support equipment upgrades from purchase through installation
Drive Process Improvement / Cycle Reduction initiatives and drive productivity improvements via process changes or improvements
Identify and reduce product quality issues caused by process variation
Ensure processes contribute to a safe work environment
Support all company workplace policies including attendance and safety objectives
Coordinate emergency response as necessary and lead investigation and closure of actions items from the event
Work with HR to develop a performance oriented work environment encompassing timely performance appraisals, 45 & 90 day reviews for new employees, timely disciplinary action when warranted, and compensation programs which encourage employees to excel
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 2 years of leadership experience in a Lead or Facilitator position
Web handling experience
Chemical coating experience
Process or production engineering experience in a chemical operation
Lean / Six Sigma training or equivalent quality training
Ability to plan, communicate and execute
Ability to deal fairly and equitably with all employees
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work with all levels of the organization
Ability to lead projects utilizing project management skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to train and develop employees
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