Job Description Summary
The purpose of this role is to contribute reducing the warranty provisions, service call rates and Cost of Poor Quality by focusing on the front end of projects and strengthening project focus to reduce the number and severity of defects reaching customers.
Primarily in Engineering with projects developing and building new products, technologies, materials and features.
Key responsibilities are the assurance of a complete follow-through of verification and validation aspects according APQP4WIND® *) in all projects which affect warranty cost exposure.
Acting as an ambassador for quality and APQP4WIND®, influencing, supporting, contributing, mentoring and gate keeping Engineering related projects to assure compliance with development and related processes and APQP4WIND, as well as an effective implementation of corrective and preventive improvements for reducing warranty cost exposure and cost of poor quality considering the whole project value chain.
Advanced Product Quality Planning for Wind
Roles and Responsibilities
Utilizes in-depth knowledge of a discipline and analytical thinking to execute policy / strategy. Basic knowledge of related job disciplines.
Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with low risks and resource requirements.
Explains information; developing skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field. Conveys performance expectations and may handle sensitive issues.
Jobs at this level function with some autonomy but are subject to functional practices and precedents or are covered by well-defined policies or review of end results.
The job allows modification of procedures and practices covering work as long as the end results meet standards of acceptability (quality, volume, timeliness etc.).
Uses some judgment and has the ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters to address more complicated, day-to-day problems.
Has ability to prioritize information for data analysis. Uses technical experience and analytical thinking. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.
Certified, or in process of certification, Lean Six Sigma (GB / BB / MBB) is desired. Lead improvement projects with a goal of enhanced performance
Roles and Responsibilities, specific
Lead and assure APQP4WIND® compliance being an integral part of the Engineering related project processes and manuals
Develop and assure integration of design for manufacturing, assembly, transport and service processes in the respective project processes and manuals
Influence the efficient and thorough application of APQP4WIND® through primarily all Engineering projects acting as subject matter expert and ambassador for APQP4WIND® and Quality within the Engineering community and such raising their quality culture level
Develop Quality Assurance and risk management thinking and value creation through knowledge sharing, coaching and mentoring
Monitor, prioritize, and implement programs, projects and KPIs to ensure delivery according to plans and commitments
Attend and assure quality compliance primarily in Engineering project reviews, e.g. gate reviews, FMEAs etc.
Actively participate in the Global QEHS team to develop, prioritize, and implement ambitious strategies
Collaborate with key functions in LM and GE Renewable Energy functions in relation to projects, support and knowledge sharing with special focus on the Engineering and Industrialization community and domain
Perform strategic analyses, drive verification and validation analysis and monitor outcomes
Develop lessons learned feedback system to drive continuous improvement of processes, tools and quality management systems primarily in Engineering
Drive the management of change system application to ensure effective implementation of changes positively impacting the performance of quality assurance within Engineering projects
Lead and conduct process and product audits in relation with Engineering projects
Perform Project Quality lead activities supporting Development projects in contributing with quality deliverables to the project success, assuring process and APQP compliance through the project and working functionally with the project manager.
Master’s or Bachler’s degree, preferable in Science or Engineering from an accredited university or college combines with a Lead Auditor certification
A minimum 10 years of professional experience in relevant fields, preferably within Quality and Engineering within industrial and manufacturing business environments
A minimum 10 years of experience working with and leading projects or programs, managing risk and change, and facilitating knowledge sharing and continuous improvement, preferably including product and technology development related projects
International experience working in a global matrix organization
Strong knowledge of Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001 and APQP4WIND® or similar industrial quality management systems
In depth experience in project management preferably with product and technology development
General knowledge of and experience in quality areas in wind turbine blade manufacturing or other relevant industrial manufacturing
Well organized, self-driven person, able to work and complete tasks independently and on time
Strong personality with own criteria and ability to influence multiple levels of leadership within the organization.
Able to clearly communicate, convince, motivate and inspire others
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to work in multi-cultural and cross-functional teams.
Strong English languages skills (verbal and written) Other regional languages will be considered as a plus.
Able to travel within the region and internationally at the level of 15-25% (in average)
Background in LEAN Six Sigma or Green / Black Belt certification will be considered a plus