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GE Aerospace Quality Team Leader - Forgings in Remote, Iowa

Job Description Summary

Lead a team of quality and technology experts to meet Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost (SQDC) key performance indicators (KPI).

Leader focus will be on the Forging and Non-Destructive Evaluation and Testing (NDE) supply chain and sub-tier suppliers that process product for GE Aerospace’s rotating parts, structures, and combustors value streams.

Individual will own quality for Forging and NDE suppliers, including quality plan implementation, part and process qualification quality direction, and provide insights into supplier improvements, as a voice of customer. Own commodity supplier results, drive key performance indicator (KPI) improvements utilizing supplier scorecard and process data. Lead improvement plans for KPI advancement and towards the establishment of safety and quality partnership with GE Aerospace suppliers. Works with senior quality leadership to understand and overcome internal and external business challenges; advising and pioneering best practices to improve products, processes, or services. Stays informed of industry trends that may influence work scope, standards, load reduction, and growth.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead Quality Assurance and Supplier Quality Team for Forging & NDE

  • Lead a team of diverse, global Supplier Quality Engineers (SQEs) to drive safety and quality improvements towards business level KPIs

  • Leader must demonstrate sufficient engineering knowledge in the processes, to engage with the team and be a technical negotiator – drive/broker solutions with multiple parties (shops, materials engineers, design, sourcing, operations, etc.) – drive changes to systemic items and clear roadblocks

  • Leads the team growth through the development and learning opportunities chosen for the team, seeking diverse challenges, and optimizing read across of team generated solutions

  • Actively demonstrates active listening instead of multi-tasking

  • Utilize digital tools, standard work, and free people up to think critically and engage them in projects

  • Maintains a supportive role in decision making about important business projects, goals, and subjects regarding the coatings and chemical processing

  • Regularly advises senior management in the function and/or in the business regarding quality initiatives, projects, root cause and corrective analysis investigations, and more

  • Impacts the team's ability to achieve service, quality, and timeliness of objectives

  • Demonstrates specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise within their coatings or chemical process discipline

  • Owns supplier qualifications, action plans, audits, performance monitoring, and assisting key suppliers towards industrial standards of excellence

  • Communicates difficult concepts and may influence others' options on topics regarding forgings and NDE

  • High levels of evaluative judgment are required to achieve outcomes required

  • Uses high level of judgment to make decisions and handle complex tasks or problems that impact the function

  • Has ability to assess quality of information given and ask pertinent questions to stakeholders.

  • Able to offer new solutions to problems outside of set parameters and is able to construct and provide recommendations

  • Uses multiple internal and some external sources outside of own function to help arrive at a decision

  • Work is subject to functional policy objectives

  • May lead functional teams or projects with minimal resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity of both product and processes

  • May require strong commercial awareness and is expected to influence the development of strategy within own area, including control of resources and influences policy formulation

  • May guide others to consider a different point of view

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Engineering from an accredited university or college (Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 2 years of aerospace quality experience or a high school diploma/GED, with a minimum of 6 years of aerospace quality experience + a minimum of 7 years aerospace quality, team leadership, and aerospace supply chain experience).

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated experience in manufacturing or supplier quality, statistical analysis

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

  • Demonstrated history of problem solving, root cause and corrective action methodology, data analysis and quality experience

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn

  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively

  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed

  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative

  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

  • 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.

The salary range for this position is $126,700.00 - 169,100.00. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus/variable incentive plan.

This posting is expected to close on May 30, 2024.

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a “Sponsor”). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor’s welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.​

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.pdf) . 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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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