GE Aviation: Process Development Lab Leader

Job Description Summary

The Process Development Lab Leader will oversee equipment and operations for an additive manufacturing development lab maturing next generation components for GE Aviation. The successful candidate is expected to operate in a cross-functional team environment consisting of design engineers, materials engineers, specialists, and technicians.



Job Description

  • Establish and maintain safe standard operating procedures in a development lab environment in partnership with EHS, facilities and engineering teams
  • Coordinate engineering process development equipment maintenance, installation, upgrades etc
  • Manage consumable and raw material inventory, budgets and ordering
  • Schedule and assign operators to complete planned experiments according to business priorities
  • Utilize a broad experience base to plan and execute process development programs within defined technical requirements, costs, and schedules
  • Interface with a multidisciplinary team to define technical approach and required resources to assure program requirements and overall objectives are met through strategic planning
  • Apply specialized knowledge/skills to prepare and implement project plans in support of lab process equipment or operations in conjunction with the appropriate internal and external support organizations
  • Communicate status and problems to project team and leaders
  • Document results, participate in program reviews and prepare invention disclosures where appropriate
  • Work collaboratively with the broader process development team by respecting common work spaces and shared resources as well as providing training and direction to others on a regular basis
  • Lean mindset with emphasis on streamlining processes


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in manufacturing or engineering from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 8 years experience in a relevant environment or an Associates degree in manufacturing or technology with a minimum of 12 years or relevant experience
  • US Citizen or permanent resident


Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated commitment to safe operating practices
  • Strong interpersonal and indirect team leadership and communication skills.
  • Experience procuring, installing, operating and maintaining a wide range of manufacturing equipment
  • Familiarity with Lean concepts and tools



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.




Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE 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.




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).





As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.



Relocation Assistance Provided: No





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