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Sr Manufacturing Manager - Production Quality

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 9/19/2017 12:51:46 PM
  • 2898512
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United States; Massachusetts; Lynn


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Role Summary:
The Lynn Quality Leader will be responsible for the product quality review associated with manufacturing structures. This role requires seasoned and deep understanding of quality and manufacturing concepts, Quality Management Systems and associated tools, approaches and methodologies. The successful candidate will lead a team to deliver on the business priorities and product quality review associated with the manufacturing process.

Essential Responsibilities:

In addition you will :


  • Serve as the site's focal point for Quality with internal customers, headquarters, and auditors
  • Conduct recruitment, selection, development, and promotion of the Quality team
  • Responsible for driving the execution and closure of quality issues
  • Act as a change agent, to drive culture changes and increasing ownership of quality
  • Develop & Execute strategies related to quality assurance and quality control of products, services, systems and manufacturing processes
  • Drive Supplier Quality Management, Process Control, Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Implementation
  • Lead Productivity Improvement initiatives
  • Execute strategies related to quality assurance and quality control of products, services, and manufacturing processes
  • Develop performance targets along with maintaining program metrics knowledge of GD&T used to review engineering drawings and identify non-conforming parts
  • Partner with our manufacturing and assembly sites, as well as product line teams, to resolve hardware non-conformances and other quality issues
  • Review engineering drawings and specifications to understand potential non-conformances
  • Drive all process improvement activities by utilizing Lean and Six Sigma tools
  • Lead Productivity Improvement initiatives
  • Develop Production Part Approval Process to ensure suppliers' compliance to design
  • Investigate any non-conformities & implement root cause corrective action
  • Maintain and develop quality systems for new & existing aviation programs
  • Design and implement cost-effective business and quality systems
  • Manage and maintain Supplier Corrective Action Requests
  • Responsible for Quality organization of supplier
  • Define and lead the implementation of the Customer Quality organization strategy, to minimize the risk of poor quality
  • The successful candidate leads improvement initiatives to achieve business excellence, and will work closely with external customers
  • Drive preventive and corrective actions to assure product compliance to specifications
  • Ensure that products and services perform according to quality standards and that manufacturing processes are capable and qualified
  • Work on complex technological solutions
  • Solve issues and develop new solutions through usage of methods and approaches with some precedence
  • Have authority in the network of experts and in project teams
  • Present product / program strategies, technical roadmaps, risks and recommendations to senior leaders (EB and SEB) across GE
  • Input and influence decisions within own discipline and area
  • Communicate recommendations and solutions across direct organization and with cross-functional partner organizations
  • Be involved in complex decision making sometimes with external parties
  • Ownership includes both quality assurance and quality control
  • Includes quality assurance of products, services, manufacturing processes
  • Includes conformance in manufacturing, incoming goods control, product inspection, witness points, etc.
  • Develops research programs on the basis of a year
  • Gives input to business programs of a encompassing part of a function or a business unit and to midterm plan

    Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Production Quality

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Culture change agent with emphasis on addressing complex systematic issues
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
  • Established project management skills

    Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.



    Lynn is the home of the first U.S. jet engine thanks in part to relationships with material science researchers at nearby MIT. This continued relationship allows us to focus on product improvement. GE Aviation still a major employer in Lynn, assembling small commercial, military and marine engines in this Boston suburb. As a result, over 4,200 GE employees now call this historic area "home." Take the MBTA commuter rail into the nearby city of Boston. Several parks including the largest municipal park in New England, as well as the Lynn Beach offer resident relaxation. Learn more about our New England community!




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    Locations: United States; Massachusetts; Lynn

    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.

    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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