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GE Appliances, a Haier company Senior Design Engineer – Dishwasher Structure & Acoustics COE in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Senior Design Engineer – Dishwasher Structure & Acoustics COE

The Challenge

This is a hands-on engineering position within the Structure & Acoustics COE, a part of the Dishwasher Product Line. Engineers within the Structure & Acoustics COE will be responsible for the design development, qualification, and execution of all subsystem projects in their assigned area of NPI (New Product Introduction) or Production Engineering. The initial job focus for this role will be supporting the next large scale dishwasher new product introduction and capacity expansion.

What you will Do

Essential Responsibilities –

  • Develop, validate, and implement detailed design solutions to drive innovation and continuous improvement in product performance, cost, and quality.

  • Ownership of concept development for new designs using tools such as DFMEA, GD&T, Creo, Polyworks, prototyping and testing labs.

  • Validate the effectiveness of design solutions utilizing Design for Six Sigma, Design for Reliability, and LEAN methodologies.

  • Project designs and proposals will need to be reviewed and defended in peer and technical reviews.

  • Update and develop new Engineering Test Procedures to support the continuous improvements for current and new products and document project learnings via Design Record Books, Design Guides, and Design Practices.

  • Participate in competitive teardowns and conduct performance benchmarking to identify opportunities and best practices for adoption

  • Drive craftsmanship into design solutions to deliver best-in-class fit, feel, and finish

  • Interface with other COE engineers and cross-functional team members to ensure design changes effectively integrate at the system level and into the production process.

  • Promote technical growth and continuous improvement within the COE by sharing lessons learned and best practices with peers.

  • Work with the COE Leader to develop a personal roadmap to grow expertise, including appropriate classroom training and hands-on experience, within assigned COE focus area


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • Minimum of 7 years design experience in the appliance industry or related experience

  • Proven record of engineering analysis, evaluation planning, and design execution success.

  • Experience in building and testing prototypes with a willingness to be hands-on and work in a lab and factory environment to develop and test various design concepts.

  • Effective team building and project management ability with a highly collaborative style and ability to work in a cross-functional matrix organization

  • Imaginative problem-solving skills with a strong customer focus

  • Demonstrated leadership ability with strong written and verbal communication skills


What you need to Succeed

Desired Characteristics :

  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering Degree

  • Previous experience in dishwasher structure and/or acoustics design

  • Experience in plastic and metal part design

  • Six Sigma / Lean certification

  • Reliability Practitioner

  • Working knowledge of C-change and NPI processes

  • Experience with LEAN and Jidoka principles

GE Appliances 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.