GE Appliances, a Haier company 2nd Shift Quality Information Equipment Technician in Decatur, Alabama

Job Location

USA, Decatur, AL

Job Title

2nd Shift Quality Information Equipment Technician

The Challenge

The 2nd Shift QIE will be responsible for conducting testing procedures during manufacturing processes to ensure that products comply to quality standards. In addition, they will maintain the PQA Test Loop equipment, leak detection equipment, ESD equipment/table, and all quality information equipment.

What you will Do

  • Maintain the PQA Test Loop equipment, leak detection equipment, ESD equipment/table, and all quality information equipment. This includes calibration, trouble shooting, maintaining spare parts, and repairing complex electronic equipment to the component level.

  • Maintain computer data acquisition system consisting of data entry terminals, bar code scanners and computers. Maintain the PQA network communications system for the plant.

  • Make program changes to PQA Computer System Software. Set limits, time, create models, etc.

  • Analyze and correct production problems related to quality information equipment.

  • Maintain awareness of DPO SCR, other Cost of Quality items and Customer CTQ's, and apply PQA competency to identify ways to improve internal testing to improve these field quality / customer metrics.

  • Develop proficiency in refrigeration functionality and troubleshooting of failed units to assist repair personnel with determination of defect cause. This analysis of a defective unit may determine that the problem is with the unit, the test equipment, or the test method. This requires a knowledge of the test equipment itself, test process/procedures, and refrigeration. Make judgments, draw conclusions, and take corrective actions for improvement.

  • Participate in the investigation of new technologies with suppliers for PQA equipment purchases, repairs, and equipment enhancements.

  • Provide technical leadership and advice for the shop and plant management in the area of testing and test equipment for product acceptance. Work closely with Process Engineers and Maintenance personnel for repairs and improvements involving any quality test equipment or information equipment. Advise EHS of any safety and/or ergonomic implications related to product testing.

  • Coordinate with engineering for any model changes to establish appropriate test limits. Provide support for the engineering group on BEAB, UL, or other regulatory agency audits/visits.

  • Interface with Louisville support personnel for hardware or software programs impacting DPO PQA testing for practicality and implementation.

What you need to Succeed


The individual must be a graduate of an accredited junior college with an associates' / 2-year degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Electronics Technoloy, or equivalent technical degree.


  • Basic Mechanical skills and electrical / electronics skills (Diagnostics).

- Efficient in network communications

  • Must be proficient in electricity, electronics, and electronics components. Must have the ability to troubleshoot complex electronic controlled equipment.

  • The three key elements for experience are network communications, electronics background, and computer programming. The experience should be relevant to today's technology within the last 5 to 7 years. The candidate should have had practical, hands-on related experience for the past 3 to 5 years.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work with a variety of teams.

  • Must possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Must have demonstrated initiative and a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Attend off-site training courses if required.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and overtime to accommodate business conditions.

Working Conditions

The successful bidder must be able to perform the following: Repetitive bending and/or twisting, Repetitive gripping/pinching; Excessive standing, walking, sitting, climbing, and/or walking for extensive periods of time. Heavy lifting of equipment, parts, and tools, up to 75 pounds. Must successfully complete all applicable EHS training and requirements. Must wear all appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. Must comply with the NFPA 70E standard.

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.