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Cost out & simplification leader

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/27/2017 4:49:27 AM
  • 2972878
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation AvioAero
Location(s): Poland; Bielsko-Biala

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
The cost out & simplification leader demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals and processes for an area or business segment. In this role you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, propose process and product improvements, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide a single point of contact for product/process cost-out and simplification initiatives in Avio Polska Engineering Center, regularly reporting to engineering staff,
  • Be accountable for the definition and execution of cost-out and simplification initiatives within APEC SoW, proactively supporting engineering community and participating in internal and external cross-functional teams to protect operational plan with related KPIs, help business decisions and identify new opportunities,
  • Understand, build and apply strategies ensuring effectiveness and conformity of engineering and manufacturing processes, horizontal awareness and continuous improvement in APEC
  • Closely engage with global Engineering, Supply Chain and Business teams to horizontally empower and promote cost-out initiatives, obtain necessary support and information, identify and effectively deal with bottlenecks escalating where appropriate, challenging the processes and practices potentially impacting cost effectiveness and simplification


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science (or a high school diploma / GED with significant IT, engineering, scientific or other technical experience)
  • Significant experience in design, quality or manufacturing engineering position
  • Mechanical design fundamentals (preferably in aerospace propulsion)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification of Six Sigma methodology proficiency will be additional plus

Desired Characteristics:

  • ability to work in multicultural/international team,
  • strong interpersonal skills (assertiveness is must)
  • solid oral and written communication skills,
  • systematic and critical problem solving approach
  • analytical skills
  • passion for mechanical design

Locations: Poland; Bielsko-Biala

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.

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