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Manufacturing Quality Leader

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 9/14/2017 10:50:34 AM
  • 2968100
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Power Grid Solutions
Location(s): United Kingdom; Lisburn

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Role Summary:
Manufacturing Quality Leader - responsible for driving systemic quality processes and product improvements. Driving manufacturing quality metrics to meet the goals/objectives of the business.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Drive Plant Quality metrics including but not limited to: Customer defect rates, Cost of Quality, manufacturing yield and L1L2
• Implement of Ship Holds, containment and release
• Coordinate initial containment of all non-conformances identified in production.
• Ownership of all production related non-conformance, including 8D investigation to root cause and CA/PA implementation
• Ensure effective implementation of ECO’s into the production process
• Responsible for the integrity of the NPI production related processes including but not limited to pilot runs
• Drive & co-ordinate L1/L2 for the site including workouts, documentation, and action plan
• Oversee incoming inspection of materials and disposition of non conforming materials
• Operationalize GA QMS policies/procedures/WI/control for production operations at the site
• Responsible for the completion and documentation of all production related internal audits including out of Box audits and process audits.
• Hosting and preparing for external audits and customer visits, FATs etc.. including agenda’s, scheduling, and resolution of audit findings from external sources
• Maintain compliance of the production site to all applicable regulatory and quality standards.
• Oversees daily assignments of quality technicians
• Ensure validation/verification of all production related equipment including calibration and required maintenance
• Provide required quality information to assist with customer proposals or enquires.


• Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent knowledge & experience
• Some years leadership experience in a technically focused manufacturing environment
• Proven ability to lead teams and work cross functionally to deliver results and drive quality culture change
• Demonstrated ability to resolve complex technical issues using proven problem solving techniques (8D, Six Sigma etc..)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skill at all levels of the organization

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Six Sigma qualification (Green Belt or Black Belt)
• Previous experience in a quality function responsibility

Locations: United Kingdom; Lisburn

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