06 Mar
Material Technical Advisor
West Virginia, Huntington-ashland

About Us:
At GE Transportation, we move the world. We
are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling
industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings using
our advanced manufacturing techniques, industry expertise and connected machines. Established more than a
century ago, GE Transportation is a division of GE that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives.
That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today. It's the engine of change that puts us at the forefront of
transportation technology, software, and analytics. And it's why we continue to find-and realize-the potential that
keeps our connected world moving forward. The GE Transportation Global Headquarters is located in Chicago,
Illinois. There are over 65 service sites worldwide.
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.Role Summary:
The Material Technical Advisor provides expertise in an advisory capacity to the railroad. In this role, you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, drive process adherence, develop and execute objectives for self and others and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.Essential Responsibilities:Maintain effective remote location operations, repairing locomotives and executing other duties as required to meet customer needs
Establish and sustain a culture that promotes a safe and positive work environment
Assure environmental, health and safety compliance
As part of a small team, develop and implement procedures and systems for personnel to operate and maintain the locomotives on the fuel stand and/or with limited shop space and resources
Develop and maintain strong customer relationships to create repair opportunities in the shop and to gain access to craftsman labour force
Train and monitor work activities for safe and efficient locomotive repairs
Responsible for all shift performance & execution, customer communications and issue resolution
Understand WSA contract requirements
Work as part of a cross functional team, driving a one team, dedicated to customer success approach within the shop
Ownership of other programs and metrics as required to meet contractual obligations and to deliver business success
All aspects of warehousing and material management including fulfillment, transactional quality, inventory accuracy, productivity and freight forwarding
Managing all aspects of warehouse operations, including site services and implementing necessary upgrades
Ensuring operational excellence through all phases of material movement and storage
Meet inventory targets and operational targets including month-end and quarter close processes for inventory
Managing materials fulfillment metrics including timely hardware "roll dates", kit quality and overtime/unapplied time
Meet customer schedules effectively though advanced planning and create ability to expedite shipments as required to meet deadlines
Work with customers externally and internally to identify new opportunities to improve our current processes as well as design and implement progressive management processes and systems based on LEAN and Six Sigma for control and replenishment of materials
Must maintain the highest level of integrity and ethics in dealing with all customers and external suppliersQualifications/Requirements:Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma/GED with at least 4 years of experience in a support or field engineering role)
Knowledge in materials management, operations, inventory control and logistics
Willingness to work various shifts on various days
Strong analytical skills and problem solving capabilitiesDesired Characteristics:Six Sigma Green Belt certification is preferred
Effective at managing multiple priorities under tight deadlines
Ability to bring assignments to a successful completion
Ability to anticipate customer needs and ensure that they are met
Ability to generate new and unique ideas and has the courage to take action
Capable of building connections with the team and customers through personal involvement and trust
Demonstrate ability to identify and implement best practices
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong Interpersonal and leadership skills
Self-motivated and strong time management skillsLocations: United States; West Virginia; HuntingtonGE 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 conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


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