Materials Engineer - Qualification And Sourcing

General Electric New Orleans , LA 70130

Posted 1 week ago

Materials Engineer - Qualification and Sourcing

  • GE Renewable Energy

  • Experienced

  • Posted 11/7/2018 2:54:53 PM

  • 3145489

  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology

  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy LM Wind Power

Location(s): United States; Louisiana; New Orleans

Role Summary:

Renewable Energy LM Wind Power seeks a talented, flexible and committed materials engineer to work within material qualification engineering for wind turbine blades. In this role, you will develop our process material technology base by introducing advanced solutions, and will act as the technical lead, finding / investigating new products and technologies on the market in direct communication with suppliers.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Materials Engineer will play a key role in the development, qualification and implementation of process materials and technologies, and will understand / communicate critical aspects of process materials in all stages of manufacturing and in their various applications. Together with a cross-functional team, the Materials Engineer seeks to optimize the balance between three key business aspects of quality, cost and performance through evaluation, testing, documentation and implementation.

As the Materials Engineer, you will:

  • Spend time with our laboratory technicians to develop components and test methods

  • Be involved / lead plant trials and the global implementation of the new technology and/or improvements

  • Be involved in general quality improvement in the factories, where a hands-on mentality is key

  • Maintain material specifications and associated documentation

  • Collaborate with our LM material testing lab

  • Participate as a commodity team member, defining and executing the global commodity strategy for process materials

  • Contribute to / execute the departmental material development strategy to support the product platforms and technology road-map

  • Work cross functionally within engineering and externally with Sourcing and Quality


  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience


  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed (minimum of 30 days per year)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree from an accredited university or college with experience in manufacturing

  • Applies knowledge by establishing a robust supply chain within process materials in collaboration with sourcing and quality

  • Global perspective and drive towards striking an optimum balance between cost, quality and performance

  • Excellent communicator between functions / cultures that works well across departments and time zones

  • Analytical / scientific mindset combined with a pragmatic hands-on mentality

  • Practical experience with manufacturing processes of composite products

  • Understanding of / ability to apply lean six sigma principles or equivalent

  • Experience with process material characterization and testing

  • Strong communication skills in written and spoken English

  • Desires career progression and personal development

  • Dedicated team player who gets things done

  • Flexible, energetic, curious and outgoing

  • Ability to complete tasks independently

  • Ability to work in a structured way

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About Us:

LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business (approx. 9300 employees globally), is the world's leading supplier of blades to the wind industry, and the only supplier that operates on a global basis. The wind turbine industry is becoming increasingly complex, with radical progress made over the last few decades, providing great opportunities for professional development and a work environment that promotes initiative and creativity. If working in a company which creates state-of-the-art technology and processes attracts you, LM Wind Power has a career for you. Visit for more information and follow @lmwindpower on social media.

GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world's first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. Visit for more information and follow @GErenewables on social media.

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.

Locations: United States; Louisiana; New Orleans

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

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