NPI Product Engineer

Jobbeschreibung Zusammenfassung

GE Aerospace is seeking engineers interested in software, systems, design, and hardware engineering roles to help us invent the future of flight, lift people up, and bring them home safely. In these roles, you will be challenged to use your technical skillset, problem-solving abilities, and lean mindset to meet key business objectives for our commercial and military customers across a variety of our product lines.

Note, GE offers competitive salaries and a full breadth of benefits including 401K company contribution with additional matching plans, flexible work arrangements, generous permissive time off policy, tuition reimbursement for future degrees, company paid life insurance, and a variety of competitive health insurance choices to meet your needs.

This is a Grand Rapids, MI opportunity and requires relocation to Grand Rapids, MI if you do not currently reside in the area. Relocation assistance provided.

Job Description Summary:

The NPI (New Product Introduction) Product Engineer is a pivotal role to support the manufacturing team in meeting First Time Yield, On Time Delivery (OTD), and cost targets for Avionics products during the NPI stage. The NPI Product Engineer’s mission is to create and sustain world class avionics manufacturing by focusing on key areas of cost, delivery, and quality. He/she/they will support four key activities:

1) Daily tactical factory support.

2) Manufacturing and product sustainment and improvement projects.

3) Improve hardware test methods and hardware design for test.

4) Support next generation test equipment platform developments and deployment.

The NPI Product Engineer will drive processes, automation, tools, and data analysis to achieve and maintain production process capability and consistency for new programs entering initial production.  Daily activities will include supporting hands-on debug of avionics product and test equipment, leading root cause investigations, identifying and delivering corrective actions, and executing product or test equipment updates for obsolescence or cost out activities. This also includes facilitating and supporting manufacturing improvement activities such as: product lean events, developing debug and guided troubleshooting tools, and developing and utilizing data analytics to identify and drive improvements. The NPI Product Engineer is responsible for ensuring lessons learned are fed back to the design team, coordinating Design for Test and Manufacturing activities, and preparing the product for transition to full rate production.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Working with manufacturing counterparts, improve the build and test processes using standard work methodology and instructions, including documentation and standardization of rework loops.
  • Identify Key Process Indicators (KPIs) and Critical To Quality (CTQ) features to improve producibility and testability.
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing including hands-on debug of product (unit and circuit card) and automated test systems.
  • Perform and coordinate engineering investigations and responses for Root Cause and Corrective Action investigations including development of Change Impact Assessments with internal stakeholders.
  • Execute and lead product and test equipment design changes for obsolescence management, product improvement, and cost-out activities.
  • Participate and facilitate improvement projects (e.g. Product Work-up events, develop debug tools, develop guided troubleshooting aids, etc.).
  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal stakeholders including manufacturing, quality, sourcing, and other engineering teams to solve issues.
  • Present changes, engineering investigations, etc. to external customers.
  • Review and guide product architecture and strategy for Design for Manufacture/Design for Test.
  • Provide manufacturing lessons learned feedback into the design process, and work with Design Engineering team to improve products to achieve success in the factory.
  • Coordinate product preparation and transition to full rate production.
  • Support Toll Gate transition activities by thoroughly documenting product manufacturability and defining readiness levels.
  • Enhance/improve designs and processes to establish sustainable products.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited university or college.
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in Electrical or Computer Engineering.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Desired Characteristics:

  • Electrical design and analysis experience with integrated electronics and circuit card assemblies.
  • Working knowledge of complex avionics systems and their components.
  • Experience with test system design and development for integrated electronics and circuit card assemblies.
  • Experience with test software and BIT integration.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and deliver results.
  • Familiarity with aerospace standards, materials, and manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional technical teams.
  • Demonstrated application of problem solving and root cause corrective action tools and process.
  • Demonstrated perseverance, accountability, and ownership.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Zusätzliche Informationen

GE bietet ein hervorragendes Arbeitsumfeld, berufliche Entwicklung, anspruchsvolle Karrieren und wettbewerbsfähige Vergütung. GE ist ein Arbeitgeber, der die Chancengleichheit fördert. Beschäftigungsentscheidungen werden unabhängig von Rasse, Hautfarbe, Konfession, nationaler oder ethnischer Herkunft, Geschlecht, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität oder -ausdruck, Alter, Behinderung, Status als geschützter Veteran oder anderen gesetzlich geschützten Merkmalen getroffen.

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