Senior Process Engineer

Madison, Alabama
Feb 10, 2024
Feb 15, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description Summary The Senior Process Engineer will provide advanced engineering support for the GE Huntsville site where ceramic matrix composites are produced. In this role, the employee is expected to develop deep technical expertise in focus production areas that can be used to provide technical engineering solutions to chemical process problems related to safety, reliability, and cost. The Senior Process Engineer will partner with operations to identify KPI's to be monitored to ensure the health of the processes and will assist in interpretation and determination of appropriate actions in response to deviations. The Senior Process Engineer will be expected to be an expert in the process safety information (PSI) for focus production areas.

Job Description
GE Overview:

General Electric Aviation (GEA) is a leader in the industrialization of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) for the manufacture of military and commercial jet engines. CMC's are a technological breakthrough in advanced materials that enables a revolutionary change in the engine's fuel efficiency, performance and emissions due to their low weight and high temperature resistance. GEA's commitment to the development of CMC technology began in 2001 and has reached realization in 2016 with first deliveries of the LEAP engine for commercial narrow body airliners. Orders for LEAP, which features a CMC shroud component, have now reached 40,000 in number, reflecting the success of this product. GEA's commitment to the implementation of CMC technology continues with the GE9X engine, the first commercial engine to incorporate multiple CMC components. The first flight powered by GE9X engines was completed in January of 2020. These examples are just the beginning for the opportunities that CMC's create to transform the aviation industry and GEA is positioned to play a lead role in that revolution.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Technical subject matter expert for assigned production area.
  • Responsible for keeping process failure and effects modes analysis (PFEMA) up to date for assigned production area. Responsible for utilizing that tool to develop strategic focus areas to prevent process failures.
  • Responsible for identifying KPI's and analyzing KPI data for assigned production area. Responsible for partnering with operations to develop control strategies related to those KPI's.
  • Provide engineered technical solutions for chemical process issues. This can include development of process design packages (PDP's) for small capital projects.
  • Work with process engineering on maintaining heat and material balances for production; work with process engineering to understand how CAPEX projects and capacity expansion impact those balances.
  • Develop a view of capacity bottlenecks for production area. Develop strategies for overcoming those bottlenecks.
  • Serve as technical subject matter expert for PHA's and MOC's.
  • Serve as technical expert in root cause analyses.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis for safety or production related incidents.
  • Accountable for insuring PSI information is up to date and accurate.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree accredited college or university (or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 10 years of experience in manufacturing/production)
  • Minimum of 5 years of Manufacturing/Production experience

Desired Characteristics
  • Minimum B.S. degree in chemical engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the chemical industry in related role.
  • Strong chemical engineering fundamentals. Able to apply fundamental knowledge appropriately to solve process problems.
  • Data driven- relies heavily on data to drive decisions.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Able to explain complex issues to a wide array of audiences.
  • Ability to prioritize "the many" problems/ opportunities down to the "vital few" and generate action plans to address.
  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn.
  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively.
  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed.
  • Leadership abilities: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative with cross-functional teams.
  • Chemical aptitude and good understanding of hazards as it relates industrial chemicals.
  • At least 2 years of experience in PSM covered chemical manufacturing.
  • Good understanding of failure analysis/ problem solving tools (5-Why, RCA, DMAIC, FMEA).
  • Familiar with engineering standards.
  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn
  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively
  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed
  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative
  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

Prospective employees at any of our Alabama sites are subject to post-offer/pre-employment drug testing. Employees are also subject to random and reasonable-suspicion drug and alcohol testing.

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a "Sponsor"). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor's welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes