Job Description: Summary
The Fiber Operations Specialist role is a critical role on the Operations team at a new chemical manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The Fiber Operations Specialist is responsible for coordinating activities with maintenance, projects, contractors, and operations. The role will also support the team by providing operations expertise during the startup of a new process unit.
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 through lower density and fuel burn at increased temperature. 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:
Acts as operations technical mentor on the assigned process area and provides support to engineering and operations, acts as a resource to colleagues with less experience
Acts as a liaison between maintenance, projects, calibrations, contractors, and operations. Coordinates activities and communicates a plan to operations for execution
Facilitation of proper management of changes originating from operations needs
Lead or assist in developing SOPs and/or Operations Training Material
Lead or assist in delivering training to operators
Initiate projects to improve the process
Extensive troubleshooting and optimization of the process
Assists in procurement process for Operations needs in assigned area
High School Diploma / GED
Minimum of 7 years of experience in a chemical manufacturing environment
Minimum of 3 years of operating a distributed and automated control system
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
Mechanical and Electrical aptitude
Prior experience with maintenance and/or project coordination
At least 2 years of experience in PSM covered chemical manufacturing
Strong understanding of Safe Work permitting / JSA, Lock out/Tag out, and other permits
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong Computer Skills including MS Word, Excel, and other work management systems
Fundamental understanding of problem-solving methods (5-Why, RCA)
Experience working within Lean/Six-Sigma continuous improvement 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.
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 may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.
Relocation Assistance Provided: No