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Senior Manufacturing Engineer (2nd Shift)

**Job Location**

USA, Louisville, KY

**Job Posting Title**

Senior Manufacturing Engineer (2nd Shift)

**The Challenge**

The GE Appliances Sr. Manufacturing Engineer (Sr. ME) is responsible for maintaining and improving the physical equipment within a defined production area. ME's are accountable for full technical ownership of assigned areas. As the Manufacturing Engineer you will work with a team of Union skilled trades maintenance technicians, hourly Team Leaders, Process Improvement Engineers, Quality and Business Leaders. In this role you will make critical engineering decisions with regards to equipment and processes needed to meet the goals of the area.

**What you will Do**

**Essential Responsibilities:**

+ Provide technical leadership and program management to Plant Operations, to include providing leadership and direction to the maintenance team.

+ Be a point of contact for technical changes to assigned area and accountable for decision making process.

+ Improve and direct Preventive Maintenance plan for assigned area.

+ Root cause based troubleshooting, schematic reading, PLC's and ladder logic programming, variable frequency drives, Ethernet communications, Vision Systems and safety procedures such as Lock Out -Tag Out.

+ Support all plant objectives in the areas of EHS, Schedule Attainment, Spoilage & Yield, Labor & Overtime, Productivity, Spare Parts cost controls and Lean Manufacturing.

+ Execute routine equipment purchases, to include presenting justification for capital expenses or process improvements, design and specification of equipment and standardization of equipment within manufacturing methods and safety requirements.

+ First response to our maintenance employees when guidance or assistance is required. This will include some after hours and weekend supervision.

+ Establish, develop, implement and sustain world-class practices in our Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program and drive continuous improvement in the areas of uptime and cost controls.

+ Coordinate with Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) efforts to ensure operational efficiency goals are met.

+ Provide support, direction and training to AMEs, Process Improvement Engineers, maintenance, systems and shop projects with specification, drawings, equipment/process acceptance, and trouble-shooting.

+ Initiate and integrate activities to resolve repetitive production problems and implement preventive maintenance programs on key pieces of equipment to improve process output reliability.

+ Provide leadership to hourly maintenance employees to ensure day-to-day production requirements.

+ Establish measured work practices for maintenance employees, to include documentation of work performed and the time required to perform it.

+ Provide training and aid in trouble-shooting and downtime response in specified area of expertise.

+ Drive uptime and equipment reliability improvements through simplification activities.

+ Own the 5S in the area and enforce adherence.

+ Relocation will be provided.


**What you need to Succeed**


+ Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other technical Bachelor's Degree.

+ Demonstrated Project Management skills.

+ Proven Mechanical and Electrical/PLC Analytical and Technical Skills required.

+ Strong PLC Controls/Electrical troubleshooting a must

+ Proven shop floor troubleshooting skills

+ Previous supervisory experience and/or experience working directly with high volume manufacturing Production Operations and Union Operators.

+ Demonstrated strong leadership skills through coaching, training and positive influencing.

+ Skills to include positive interpersonal style along with facilitation knowledge that promotes team building.

+ Ability to implement long-term plans into day-to-day operations.

+ Solid Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft suite, software/programming and PLC).

+ Position supports 24/7 manufacturing facilities. Occasional off shift, on call and weekend work may be required.

+ Strong problem solving skills.

+ Must exhibit clear, effective verbal communication skills and be able to work efficiently with all levels of employees.

Desired Qualifications

+ Green Belt Certified, Black Belt Certified.

+ Minimum 5 years support operations or maintenance supervision experience.

+ Design/Tooling/new product launch background a plus.

+ Self-motivated: ability to balance multiple priorities, effectively determine level of responsiveness and resource allocation.

+ Skilled Union trades management experience.

+ Excellent written communication skills.

GE Appliances 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.