Lead Coating Engineer

Greenville, South Carolina
03 Oct 2016
23 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As the Lead Coating Engineer, you will be responsible for identifying, developing, industrializing, and globalizing new Thermal Spray, Diffusion Coating, Stripping and other surface processing technology for the GE Services Network. Responsibilities will include process development and industrialization of Repair Development Center coating, cleaning and stripping projects supporting technology and productivity initiatives for the Global Repair Services Network.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Lead Coating Engineer, you will:
• Coordinate with RTCoE and PGS teams to drive standardized coating, cleaning, and stripping process improvements to enable contractual services productivity, as well as transactional services growth
• Create Special Process Documents for repair processes developed in the RDC
• Validate service centers repair process qualifications / certifications
• Develop new repair process technology to assist component team in implementing repair strategy
• Perform repair process technology jugular experiments in RDC's
• Create repair materials / process technology validation plan in conjunction with component engineers
• Define industrialized process audit / quality requirements and perform audits of global service centers for adherence to best practices / process requirements
• Support coating, cleaning and stripping related readiness to serve for global service centers
• Lead productivity projects for RDC
• Interface with MPE and Design engineering and participate in design reviews for repair development
• Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
• Document technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures
• Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
• Participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues
• Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews


• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials from an accredited college or university
• Minimum of 3 years of engineering experience
• Ability and willingness to travel 30% of the time, as required

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

• Experience with Thermal Spray Processes such as High Velocity Oxy-Fuel and Air Plasma Spray, including establishing process parameters, developing fixtures and masking, and industrializing new applications
• Familiarity with diffusion coatings, chemical cleaning and stripping and grit blasting
• Additional experience in manufacture or repair of industrial gas turbine components
• Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt certification, or Equivalent Quality certification
• Sound materials background
• Familiarity with manufacturing processes
• Manufacturing, repair, or project management background
• Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers
• Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion
• Develops a strong team and breeds positive moral
• Understands business objectives and drives specific tasks required to meet the objectives
• Communicates the business vision effectively in an open and consistent manner
• Encourages input from all members of the team
• Displays strong interpersonal skills; is accessible and approachable
• Anticipates customer needs and ensures that they are met
• Measures processes and performance through the customer's eyes
• Communicates messages clearly and concisely
• Can energize teams through inclusiveness and connection with people
• Builds loyalty and commitment
• Fearless Optimism in trying new things with a healthy cynicism for what is possible
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