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Lead Supplier Quality Engineer

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/6/2018 10:51:07 PM
  • 3053074
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Transportation Headquarters
Location(s): United States; Texas; Fort Worth


About Us:
At GE Transportation, we move the world. We
are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling
industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings using
our advanced manufacturing techniques, industry expertise and connected machines. Established more than a
century ago, GE Transportation is a division of GE that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives.
That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today. It's the engine of change that puts us at the forefront of
transportation technology, software, and analytics. And it's why we continue to find-and realize-the potential that
keeps our connected world moving forward. The GE Transportation Global Headquarters is located in Chicago,
Illinois. There are over 65 service sites worldwide.
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 Lead Supplier Quality Engineer demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role you will use your machining and fabrication experience and expertise to solve supplier quality problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Lead Supplier Quality Engineer demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. 

In this role you will use your machining and fabrication experience and expertise to solve supplier quality problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals. 

  • Responsible for driving quality for assigned machining and fabrication suppliers, improving quality performance via Quality Plan implementation
  • Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes
  • Accelerate improvements in supplier quality and deliver value
  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with Sourcing Leaders to manage and implement supplier/engineering changes, New Product Introductions, and transfers
  • Interface with Suppliers and Supply chain to drive Quality improvements
  • Deliver results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier yield, field cost, field defect rate, supplier quality plan engagement/effectiveness, and corrective & preventative action closure
  • Drive improvements utilizing Supplier Scorecards and own Supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, and driving improvement plans
  • Understand and drive Six Sigma quality internally and with suppliers
  • Provide Quality Engineering expertise requiring advanced/specialized skills and a broad range of quality engineering expertise
  • Specify, develop, and accept advanced technology, quality information and test equipment
  • Provide advanced Quality Engineering of new product introduction involving new processes or advanced automated equipment
  • Provide technical expertise to customers/licensees in solving technical problems associated with test facilities
  • Provide correlation with GE facilities
  • Act as consultant to the Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering organizations to improve Quality and Manufacturing processes, introduce new products and improve product design
  • Specify and develop product acceptance/test procedures that relate to a complex process (state-of-the-art) or highly complex product
  • Provide leadership role during investigations of major problems and of special projects


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma/GED with at least 4 years of experience in Sourcing) 
  • At least 3 additional years of machining and fabrication experience in a Sourcing or Quality Improvement role


Desired Characteristics:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. 
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams. 
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact. 
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously. 
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills. 
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability.


Locations: United States; Texas; Fort Worth

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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