Sr. Operations Manager - Transformers

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Job Description Summary

This role will be responsible for the daily operations of the Instrument Transformer (ITR) business to ensure reliability and consistency of the production line. You will lead the team on lean initiatives, continuous improvements, backlog execution and daily management in order to assure Safety and Quality as well as optimized Cost and Delivery. The role has moderate autonomy, requiring high levels of operational judgment.

Job Description

About us:

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 12,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems, and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. We are focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. For more about GE’s Grid Solutions, visit

Why we come to work:

Naturally collaborative, our manufacturing teams thrive off their cheerful camaraderie. They work collaboratively with a focus on exceptional quality, knowing that their work is doing good in the world. There are great opportunities to progress, for those with the eagerness and willingness to learn. Bring your hardworking attitude, your hunger to learn, your capacity to work safely to guidelines, and your pride in what you do. In return, you’ll have a role with great purpose, be surrounded by an incredible team, and open up pathways to great development opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages manufacturing operations through the first line Supervisors/Team Leaders
  • Lead plant safety initiatives with support of EHS, Industrial, and HR teams
  • Provide strategic leadership and daily management to the Instrument Transformer business
  • Act with autotomy to ensure ITR product line execute KPIs
  • Partner with other business functions to lead critical Hoshin projects/priorities
  • Oversee day to day operations to meet production schedules, quality standards, and SQDCIP targets
  • Lead critical daily/weekly rhythms including genba walks, safety reviews, Flash 5s, Production meetings, Strategic planning meetings etc
  • Work with project managers to assure timely communication with customers of their projects.
  • Responsible for the cost-effective use of resources in the production process. Including the cost-effective use of overtime
  • Ensure that all shop disturbances are properly documented and corrected through eAndon or appropriate Quality System
  • Maintain high level of employee engagement to support continuous improvement and problem-solving culture

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or a comparable discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years of Experience in manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience with progressive increase in responsibility

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong knowledge of Instrument Transformers or similar energy product
  • Ability to lead initiatives
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability
  • Plant management experience in a heavy manufacturing environment that requires attention to several areas of responsibility simultaneously
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and applications associated with manufacturing operations, lean and maintenance

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