GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.Exciting role at GE Appliance's Global Headquarters location driving world class thermoforming of critical appliance parts.
* Lead and support projects and activities related to the development and implementation of manufacturing processes and related equipment with emphasis on deep gage plastic thermoforming operations. * Provide detailed planning and implementation of Right-sized manufacturing equipment and processes for thermoforming equipment and product tooling requirements as it relates to refrigerator. * Lead advanced manufacturing engineering activities in support of New Product Introduction and plant operations. * Provide technical leadership & in-depth expertise to investigate, initiate and drive the development, procurement and implementation of equipment & processes for manufacturing. * Lead Action Work Outs and Production Preparation Process (3P) to design and improve lean manufacturing processes, including; Right-sized equipment, Standard Work, Work Station Design and Layout, Material Presentation and flow routes, Supermarket Planning, Part Container Design & Single Piece Flow into all processes. * Use 3P to plan, specify, procure, certify and implement into production, high quality, cost effective, right-sized manufacturing processes, fixtures and equipment. * Some travel may be required.
* Minimum of 5 years relevant experience with plastic thermoforming manufacturing equipment and manufacturing processes development. * Technical degree, tooling apprenticeship or equivalent experience. * Minimum of 5 years hands on experience in manufacturing equipment including specification and procurement of plastics tooling. * Demonstrated project management skills. * Significant experience in manufacturing plant environment. * Current Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Auto Cad and Outlook experience. * Willing and able to travel if needed. Average 25%
* Technical degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. Bachelors in Engineering preferred. * Experience in deep gage thermoforming strongly preferred * Significant experience in implementing Lean process improvements in manufacturing operations. * Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment with both salaried and hourly personnel to meet the needs of the operators, the program and the business. * Excellent project tracking and detailed planning skills required. * Six Sigma Green Belt or higher certification. * Experience leading manufacturing teams and maintaining existing processing capabilities KEYWORDS: Appliance, appliances, washer, dryer, consumer appliances, refrigeration, dishwasher, air conditioner, consumer products, oven, medical device, Tier 1 automotive, automotive manufacturing, furniture, consumer electronics, plastic extrusion, plastic injection molding, thermoforming, automotive components, green belt, black belt, polyurethane injection molding, foam.
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