Taking photo documentation of the condition of engine hardware as it is disassembled to support long term data collection programs. These are focused on capturing how different configurations of engine hardware are performing on-wing. Additionally, helping with the resolution of technical queries of product support engineers and hardware owners not located at the Wales shop.
Human Resources Intern GE Aviation Jun 2020 - Jun 20211 yr 1 mo Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom I am was an Intern for GE Aviation within the Human Resources Department. I worked on a range of projects to support the HR Administration and Human Resources Managers (HRM’s). Alongside this, I ensured there was a consistent application of policies and procedures to remain HR compliant.
Recovering unserviceable engine hardware on 'live' engines moving through the shop to reduce cost of shop visit. This involved reporting conditions and compiling repair documents. Longer term projects involved reducing scrap rates of low cost parts and tooling/fixture design.
Projects/Responsibilities Technical: support the wider team on managing infrastructure operations and services, including servers, database, network and security Technical: software coding and programming to simplify and automate how operations and services are delivered. This includes Powershell, Ruby, Python. Prior knowledge is not mandatory Soft skills: project management, communication, user empathy are key in the role. Be able to use MS Office products and collaboration tools to work with global users Data interrogation: comfortable working in MS Excel and other tools in analysing data, trends and patterns Broad IT interest: due to the nature of the team, we are seeking an intern who can explore the various areas of IT from infrastructure, coding, networks to project management and business focus. We are not seeking a specialist
Software Engineer roles ranged from the full development process. From planning, implementation / development, testing and certification. This changed depending on the progress of the project you are assigned to. My placement consisted mostly of unit development and testing / certification
As an intern on this program you could be expected in any given day to run any of the lines on the shop floor, work with sourcing and logistics to process boards to an outside company and/or support with the aftermarket support GE offers to its customers. The main aspect expected was certainly the running of a line. This would involve reviewing the plan and working with planning to release work when needed.
Responsible to ensure parts are in the logistics process and shipped to customers on time. Requires running a report by checking Oracle and TipQA to ensure which parts should be picked and put to finished good. Taking lead in weekly deep dive, CCC and BUCC to discuss with various stakeholders on the status of the parts. Ensuring parts are shipped on time for on-time delivery – analysing if the parts can be shipped on time based on inputs from Oracle and TipQA and advising programs managers of a potential solution who then talk to the customer. Managing the exports team to request that items must be shipped for OTD. Helping various teams such as quality release and stores to ease off the pressure. Creating a mini deep dive and taking lead by having a thorough discussion on parts that have not yet been shipped and having a 2 week look ahead for future parts to ensure on-time delivery.
I was assigned to split my time with various different teams. However, my main role was to work as a cost analysis working on a specific project alongside different stakeholders to reduce cost and increase margins. It involved analysing different products and different processes, using data analytical tools, software and business intelligence to understand the best way forward in reducing our costs. I was also tasked with updating metrics dashboards and updating the senior leaders of the day changes to the program. Worked heavily with sales, commercial and engineering, being exposed to different teams. One was able to really level up with technical skills and knowledge, working and collaborating with a multitude of teams from across the globe.
The role mainly had me sitting at my computer, working from home and coding in python. I have been given my own project from day one and been building it from POC to productionisation over the past year. I’ve developed my understanding of other languages like SQL and Spark along with learning a lot about how the business runs and how to function as a productive member of a large scale business.
I really enjoyed my time with GE Aviation as I was treated equally and never felt I was inferior to anyone in the business. The Cell was friendly and supportive and I felt I had developed good relationships with a range of personalities. Especially throughout a difficult period in lockdown I always enjoyed coming into work and interacting with a wholesome and likeminded group of people. I would thoroughly enjoy working within the business again.
I really enjoyed the internship, I was part of a small but very friendly team that made each day interesting and engaging. During the early stages, there was so much to learn that the weeks flew by trying to keep up. Once you are settled in, you are able to really make your own imprint on the various responsibilities and daily tasks that you have. I particularly enjoyed the balance between time in the office, at the shopfloor and a different parts of the business.