Lead Supplier Quality Engineer - Offshore Wind - Electrical

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GE Renewable Energy

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Barcelona, Spain

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7 days ago

Job Description Summary

The Lead Supplier Quality Engineer - Renewables - Offshore Wind will work closely with Offshore Wind Sourcing, Design Engineering, Product Service Engineering, Manufacturing, Project Management and Installation team, and the Global Supplier Quality team on all activity required to effectively support supplier quality requirements for assigned wind turbine components and suppliers. Focus will be on components Electrical/Active Parts components.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Lead Supplier Quality Engineer - Offshore Wind - Electrical/Active Parts, you will:

  • Develop and supervise Qualification plans, process / product verification efforts, quality system audits and supplier surveillance program.
  • Lead process improvement efforts using GE Renewable Energy Quality systems, tools and procedures to drive process quality improvements and leverage statistical tools for evaluation of process capability on critical-to-quality (CTQ) part / component characteristics.
  • Participate in supplier design / engineering review and approval process and internal NPI (New Product Introduction) process.
  • Assure quality through approval of Manufacturing Process Plan (MPP), Product and Process Quality Plan (PQP), product quality reviews, verification of quality documentation, monitoring of compliance and qualification completions / closures in compliance to APQP4Wind and GE procedures.
  • Address Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) reduction based on customer, assembly shop and site feedback and incorporate key customer critical-to-quality parameters in supplier processes.
  • Ensure quality consistency and reduce variation in processes through First Piece Qualification, pilot lot approvals (when required) and with ongoing serial production and Production Part Approval.
  • Coordinate initiation and resolution of Supplier Deviation Requests (SDRs), material substitutions and quality control reviews on non-conformances at supplier facility and/or wind farm sites.
  • Conduct root cause analysis (RCA), FMEA (Failure Mode & Effect Analysis) for process improvement, and preventive / corrective action as required.
  • Audit to ensure compliance on global Supplier Quality and Sourcing processes, promoting APQP4Wind disciplines.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a Technical field from an accredited university or college
  • Strong quality process experience,
  • Fluent English and Chinese language skills
    Ability and willingness to travel 40% as required, resident and working permit valid in EU.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university.

  • Solid experience working with electrical built to print and built to spec design parts such as cabinets, cables and harnesses, motors, transformers, converters and switchgears.

  • Solid background in working with suppliers required.

  • Quality training and/or related work experience (ISO 9001, IATF16949).

  • Experience with quality assurance tools: Process Capability, Measurement Systems Analysis, Error Proofing, Statistical Process Control.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; RCA methods, 8D, FMEA. Auditing experience.

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional and global team environment.

  • Written and verbal communication skills.

  • Related Wind sourcing and/or manufacturing experience.

  • Lean Six Sigma trained and certified or equivalent quality training and certification.

  • Experience on Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).

  • Demonstrated program management, fast response, technical aptitude and passion for quality.

  • Highly motivated and results oriented.

  • EU based position.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No