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Operations Leader

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/4/2018 9:50:11 AM
  • 3044293
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Power Industrial Solutions
Location(s): United States; Iowa; Burlington, West Burlington


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.


GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.



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:
The Operations Leader will demonstrate accountability for functional, business, & broad company objectives. You will integrate & develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional areas of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, & contribute to the overall business strategy. You will provide leadership & development of supervisors & area work teams in the assembly department located at the Switchgear Operation in West Burlington, IA.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Operations Leader, you will: 

  • Provide total cell / group leadership in the attainment of goals with respect to safety, quality, cost, production and compliance
  • Direct process / product improvement programs and provide process method excellence throughout the organization
  • Lead cell / group to achieving goals in asset utilization, process / manufacturing loss improvement, delivered quality and cost reduction
  • Ensure communication of key business / customer issues to employees 
  • Direct the manufacturing of production and development of hardware 
  • Be responsible for meeting all established cost, quality, and delivery commitments 
  • Ensure assigned employees are aware / comply with all GE, government, customer and applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Pursue state of the art technology and processes to enhance product / process producibility and delivered quality requirements 
  • Select, hire, train, develop and provide ongoing leadership and direction of assigned personnel
  • Interface with other organizations and vendors to assure requirements are met on time
  • Develop necessary business plans to enhance all program requirements; including throughput, labor hours, cycle, cost producibility, and image 
  • Structure assigned organization and staff positions with personnel to accomplish business objectives 
  • Provide ongoing supervision and counseling for employees, guiding them in current positions and assisting with career development and training


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a shop leadership position


Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing policies and regulations established by GE as well as government and other customers (GE employees only)
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of disciplines of manufacturing management such as production and inventory control, and standard cost systems
  • ERP background

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Locations: United States; Iowa; Burlington, West Burlington

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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