Lead Manufacturing Welding Quality Engineer

General Electric Wilmington , NC 28412

Posted 2 months ago

Role Summary:

The Lead Manufacturing Quality Engineer will provide quality review associated with the manufacturing process. Requires mastery of a body of theoretical knowledge. Requires developed and strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant technologies.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Lead Manufacturing Quality Engineer you will:

  • Demonstrate and support nuclear safety culture behaviors

  • Support shop operations as needed to safely deliver quality parts on time to customers

  • Develop and implement new welding processes for an ASME Section IX welding program in support of improvements to existing products, and new products

  • Qualify new welding personnel to Welding Procedure Specifications (6G weld testing)

  • Troubleshoot welding issues; provide and support implementation of solutions

  • Develop mechanical inspection procedures

  • Disposition non-conforming parts

  • Provide solutions to non-conformance issues and manufacturing challenges, including developing and implementing actions to prevent recurrence of non-conforming conditions

  • Develop Non-destructive examination (NDE) processes to reduce destructive material testing

  • Develop and qualify Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) inspection programs

  • Interface with customers and regulators for factory acceptance testing and oversight activities


  • Bachelor's Degree in welding, materials or mechanical engineering or related fields

  • Minimum of 4 years manufacturing experience or serving in an engineering role supporting manufacturing

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience solving welding-related issues

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with business enterprise software applications

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with NDE processes including Eddy Current, Ultrasonic Testing and Liquid Penetrant Testing

  • Ability to certify NDE Eddy Current, Liquid Penetrant and/or Ultrasonic Testing Level III

  • Hands-on approach with ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment

  • Ability to work in cross-functional team environment. Ability to manage multiple projects at once.

  • Self-starter possessing strong initiative, and demonstrated teamwork skills

  • 2 years of experience in quality assurance or supporting organizations with highly regulated quality requirements.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills particularly technical writing, with the ability to interface effectively at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel

  • Working knowledge of GTAW, LASER, Oxy-Fuel Acetylene and resistance welding processes

  • Deep understanding of GD&T

  • Knowledge of CAD or similar modeling software

  • Knowledge of programming Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMM)

  • Able to generate inspection and testing procedures based on engineering design drawings and specifications

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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About Us:

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility


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). 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 Locations:

United States;North Carolina;Wilmington;

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Lead Manufacturing Welding Quality Engineer

General Electric