SQE Parts & Projects - Fabrication/Machining

NanJing, Jiangsu
22 Oct 2016
31 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Supplier Quality Engineer is a key role in the Sourcing organization. The SQE is accountable to own and achieve supplier quality goals for the Steam/Boiler supply base. The SQE will drive all sourcing quality initiatives across the product groups and work closely with sourcing counterparts to identify & grow sourcing opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities

• Be the focal point of contact to the GPS and Power Service Global SQ team regarding all supplier quality activities of GPS and PS in China
• Manage supplier qualifications to ensure that assigned suppliers are capable of producing material, and/or components that will consistently meet GE Engineering drawing and specification requirements
• Conduct surveillance audits to assure that suppliers have effective process control, rigorous product acceptance standards, and robust quality systems
• Conduct process capability statistical analysis to proactively identify issue trends
• Manage supplier non-conformances and Supplier Deviation Request (SDR) activities. Owner of process and 1st technical interface with supplier and engineering
• Perform robust Root Cause Analysis to solve quality issues and prevent reoccurrence
• Be the technical focal point to coordinate Sourcing, Design & Materials Engineering functions while interfacing with suppliers.
• Drive consistency and adherence to quality procedures and specification requirements
• Provide technical guidance to suppliers to assure product/process compliance with engineering drawings and specifications
• Work closely with commercial, engineering and manufacturing teams to eliminate any barriers that may affect the quality and delivery of sourced components
• Provide Sourcing Quality input to Engineering during product design reviews
• Conduct supplier on site visits per year as needed. Close all findings identified with supplier with focus on major findings and timeliness of corrective actions.


• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering discipline
• Demonstrated technical aptitude and a passion for quality.
• Strong background in interpretation of Engineering drawings/specifications, metrology, and manufacturing process planning/evaluation. Must understand GD&T and be able to lead technical design and manufacturing reviews with suppliers.
• Black Belt certified or equivalent (demonstrated experience). Core competencies of a BB are a must for improving supplier statistical capability, evaluating readiness to serve, including capacity verification
• Project Management skills
• ISO Lead auditor certified by 3rd party registrar or accepted internal GE training/certification program
• Certified to lead Supplier Responsibility Guidelines programs for suppliers in "mandatory regions"
• Certified RCA Leader or other proven expertise with formal problem solving (Kepner Tregoe, 8D, Apollo, etc).

Desired Characteristics

• Experience in metallurgical and/or manufacturing processes
• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering / Advanced Technical Degree.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in Supply Chain, Supplier Quality or Engineering
• Related Power Generation manufacturing experience.
• Demonstrated proactive approach and issue ownership with process orientation.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Ability to work in cross-functional and global team environments.
• Highly self-motivated.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability and willingness to travel internationally. Travel >30%