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Lead - Supplier Quality Engineer

  • GE Healthcare
  • Entry-Level
  • Posted 12/4/2017 8:49:45 AM
  • 3033974
  • Job Function: Quality
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Quality
Location(s): Norway; Horten

About Us:
GE Vingmed Ultrasound AS (GEVU) is a world leader in the development and production of ultrasound systems for medical applications, and is a Center of Excellence in GE Healthcare. The company was founded in 1985 and now has a total of 200 employees, with headquarters in Horten, and offices in Oslo and Trondheim. GE Vingmed Ultrasound continues to have close collaboration with medical and technological research institutions in Norway and abroad, and more than 60 PhD’s have been published in Norway based on equipment produced by GEVU.

Role Summary:
This role is responsible for driving exceptional product quality for the patient safety, customer value beyond expectations, regulatory assurance, and optimized Cost of Quality for GEHC. This is a key technical position, affecting part quality for both installed base and NPI parts.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Improve supplier quality performance for assigned suppliers via Quality Plan implementation
  • Approve supplier selection through robust qualification processes
  • Assure supplier compliance to GEHC QMS and regulatory requirements through supplier monitoring process
  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with Global Sourcing Leaders and Modality Sourcing Leaders to manage and implement supplier/engineering changes, New Product Introductions, and transfers
  • Interface with Suppliers, Engineering, Service, Manufacturing and Sourcing to drive Quality improvements that minimize the Costs of Quality, specifically Failed on Arrival/Install (FOA/FOI) issues, Field Failures, and Factory defects
  • Assure Corrective and Preventive Action plans are developed and executed at assigned suppliers in compliance with the CAPA process
  • All other duties as assigned by manager

  • Bachelors Degree in an engineering or technical discipline (or non-technical degree withsignificant experience in manufacturing, engineering or quality assurance experience, or an Associate’s Degree with major experience in manufacturing, engineering, or quality assurance)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel spreadsheet development and analysis
  • Effective problem solving, root-cause analytical skills to lead and influence others to drive change (cross-functionally and globally)

Desired Characteristics:
  • Ability to effectively communicate within all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated collaboration, negotiation & conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent oral communication & report-writing skills

Locations: Norway; Horten

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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