Upon graduating from Texas State in December 2011, Miller hopes to start in the Operations Management Leadership Program at GE, a two-year program that rotates participants through several different functions in the company’s manufacturing process. She’d also like to attend graduate school once she has a few years of work experience.
Many engineers like stepping out of their comfort zone. Christian Monahan is definitely one of them. Coming from Venezuela, Christian began his industrial engineering degree at the University of Florida and started his career at GE Healthcare. A year and a half later he’s already gained experience in sourcing, he’s been a lean leader in process improvement, a program manager for transferring a facility to another location, and is now a production team leader with 17 hourly employees reporting directly to him.
For each of these young people, their current job is one of four that they’ll have in just two years at GE. The job rotations are an integral part of GE’s Operations Management Leadership Program (OMLP). OMLP develops talent in the operations area and grooms the future leaders of the company by giving them challenging six-month assignments. As OMLPs, they’re getting exposure to senior management and becoming part of a network that can last an entire career. Best of all, in OMLP, you get to work for the world-class brand known as GE.
OMLP is a two-year program consisting of four six-month rotations that allow members to build leadership and functional skills through challenging rotational assignments and world-class training. Typical rotations include one or more of the following: Manufacturing Shop Operations Supervisor (leading a manufacturing team in the production of products), Sourcing/Materials (supervising suppliers to improve product quality and negotiate price) and Technical (Lean Leader/ Manufacturing Engineering/Quality/Process Engineering) (improving efficiency of supply chain management through LEAN/cost reduction). Program members are also involved in GE's strategic initiatives-including GE's drive for LEAN Six Sigma.
To apply visit http://www.ge.com/omlp.
“The most rewarding part of my GE experience has been the relationships that I have created with people from all over the world. I have a better understanding of how important corporate relationships are whether it be with my customers, colleagues, competitors and/or employees. My colleagues at GE have enabled me to grow immensely both personally and professionally.”
JobsinPods interviews two members of the GE Operations Management Leadership Program (OMLP), Dennis Krause and Mallika Ramaswamy. OMLP is an intensive program designed to accelerate the development of entry-level talent and produce leaders capable of meeting the challenges facing the operations function at General Electric.