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GE Aerospace Manufacturing Engineer for Military Engine Overhaul in Arkansas City, Kansas

Job Description Summary

GE Aerospace Engine Services is a leading provider of aviation engine repair and maintenance services for commercial and military customers.

The Manufacturing Engineer role supports the Military Engines Overhaul Business operations on site at Strother Field Kansas. This role is responsible for improving processes that support engine overhauls of T700, CT7, YT706, F110, and F118 engine models.

The manufacturing engineer must be capable of collaborating with cross-functional team members to address issues that affect compliance, safety, quality, delivery, and cost.

Engineering associated with the manufacturing process. Impacts departmental operations and responsible for planning/execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities within an operating discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Determine safe manufacturing processes that produce a quality product in the most efficient method possible

  • Assist leaders, mechanics, and technicians in resolving manufacturing process issues. Collaborate to identify root cause and develop comprehensive corrective actions.

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research trials; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, machining, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; solicit feedback and observations from operators.

  • Work cross functionally with quality and design engineers to ensure that processes achieve performance metrics

  • Train and empower production employees in manufacturing techniques required to improve process yield

  • Support and meet production schedules, driving productivity, and quality initiatives within budget plan

  • Utilize lean principles to improve manufacturing efficiency, optimize material flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.

  • Investigate and apply modern technology

  • Promote and build a positive working relationship with hourly team members

  • Define and control production process including tooling and equipment. Validate design specifications and shop floor application of new product, tools, or equipment.

  • Developing in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline. Uses prior experience and acquired technical expertise to execute policy/strategy.

  • In-depth understanding of key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work. In-depth understanding of how work of own team integrates with other teams and contributes to the area.

  • Uses judgment and has ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters. Uses prior experience and on-the-job training to solve straightforward tasks. Possesses technical skills and analytic thinking required to solve problems. May use multiple internal sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.

  • Minimum of 5 years of Aviation industry experience in engineering or quality roles

  • Knowledge of inspection and maintenance methods related to aerospace engine repairs

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

Desired Characteristics

  • Humble, transparent, and motivated individual with a focus on continuous learning.​

  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

  • Experience working in a unionized environment

  • Proficiency in ERP SAP Oasis​

  • Strong project management skills.

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

  • Knowledgeable in GD&T, print reading

  • Knowledge of precision machining – including metal cutting principles, work holding, and tool holding

  • Six Sigma or equivalent Quality training

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: Yes