Manufacturing Plant Manager: Fuel Component Operation (FCO)

GE Vernova

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Wilmington, NC

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    Position summary

    ader of a multi-functional team responsible for Wilmington's Fuel Components Operation (FCO). Provide overall responsibility for safe and compliant completion of nuclear fuel component manufacturing activities. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Lead a strong nuclear safety and EHS compliance culture with emphasis on employee involvement.

    • Responsible for meeting or exceeding customer requirements and operational metrics.

    • Lead a strong quality culture compliant to the Quality Management System

    • Effectively interface with customers, suppliers, partners, regulators and internal support organizations to collectively meet the goals and objectives of the Nuclear Fuel business.

    • Drive continuous improvement through a Lean Manufacturing.

    • Monitor and improve cost productivity, including inventory and P&E management.

    • Ensure sufficient manufacturing capacity exists to achieve all customer commitments.

    • Provide leadership for executing New Product Introductions (NPIs)

    • Promote a working environment that encourages employee involvement to achieve excellence in compliance, nuclear safety, EHS, customer service, quality and productivity.

    • Select, hire, train, develop and provide ongoing leadership and direction of assigned operation (hourly and salaried). Support the development of manufacturing operations leadership and technical talent and depth.

    • Champion positive employee relations. Foster employee engagement and ensure that business and operational goals are effectively communicated to employees. Promote team morale, diversity, involvement/ownership, and skills development.

    • Ensure ongoing evolution of observation programs and training plans to maximize workforce capability. Visible leader of a robust observation program.

    • Serve on the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and assure performance of emergency protocols for FCO product lines. Qualify as building manager after adequate training period.

    • Other relevant duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university (or verified equivalent) plus seven (7) years of supervisory or technical experience in a nuclear, manufacturing, operations, military, or other technical field. Of that experience, at least three (3) year of experience must be in a supervisory/managerial position.

    OR

    • Associate degree from a regionally accredited college/university (or verified equivalent) plus ten (10) years of supervisory or technical experience in a nuclear, manufacturing, operations, military, or other technical field. Of that experience, at least five (5) years of experience must be in a supervisory/managerial position.

    OR

    • High School Diploma (or equivalent) plus twenty (20) years of supervisory or technical experience in a nuclear, manufacturing, operations, military, or other technical field. Of that experience, at least seven (7) years of experience must be in a supervisory/managerial position.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Ability to walk up and down stairs. Ability to move around and under manufacturing equipment.

    • Ability and willingness to cover off-shifts, as the manager of a 24-hour operation. Must maintain after hours cell phone availability.

    • Proficient at using computers and Microsoft Suite.

    Desired Characteristics

    • Engineering or other technical degree

    • Significant Lean and 6 Sigma experience. Experience leading in a Lean culture. Lean trained with demonstrated ability to apply tools and process rigor, including A3 or 5 Why problem solving.

    • Knowledge of the disciplines of manufacturing management such as production and inventory control, variable cost productivity, quality systems, cost systems, and fulfillment metrics

    • Experience with tube reduction or pilger mill operations.

    • Experience with machining and welding manufacturing technology.

    • Experience with Zirconium materials.

    • Clear, strategic, and critical thinker; proven ability to prioritize, plan and execute important business and supply chain initiatives.

    • Experience interfacing with external constituencies, including government regulators, customers and suppliers.

    • Inclusive leadership style, proven ability to build a connection with the team through personal involvement and trust. Ability to successfully motivate and maintain high morale, employee involvement, safety and teamwork in a non-union environment.

    • Demonstrated ability to influence and communicate well with all levels of the organization, including senior leadership.

    • GE Program graduate, e.g., OMLP, EEDP (GE employees only).

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

    • 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). This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

    This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

    Additional Information

    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

    Why you should apply for a job to GE Vernova:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.9/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Build your network and connect with other GE employees for professional development via our seven Affinity Networks.
  • We empower our people through coaching and feedback, our talent development philosophy, and even our customizable benefits programs.
  • GE offers many healthcare options; 401(k) plan; tuition reimbursement; adoption resources; employee assistance; and recognition programs.