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Experienced Officer Development Program

GE Appliances

GE Appliances

Experienced Officer Development Program

Decatur, AL +3 locations
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    The GEA Way

    At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.

    The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come together , we always look for a better way , and we create possibilities .

    Interested in joining us on our journey?

    The Experienced Officer Development Program (EODP) is a unique opportunity for experienced Navy, Marine, Army or Air Force, Coast Guard, and Space Force commissioned officers to work in three, eight-month rotations in Louisville, KY, or other locations such as Selmer, TN, Lafayette, GA, Decatur, AL, and Camden, SC. Qualified candidates are selected to start their careers in a two-year, cross-functional, rotational training program, which includes both on-the-job and formal classroom training and relocation assistance. The program is focused on providing a broad range of useful experience while cultivating the skills you will need to enjoy a successful career.

    As a participant in EODP, you may perform your rotations in several functional business areas, primarily in manufacturing, operations and supply chain. Through these exceptional rotational opportunities, EODP provides you with broad business experience and exposure to the various core systems that make up GE Appliances.

    You'll interact with senior-level technical and business heads, and you'll receive valuable mentoring and coaching that foster personal development. The rotational assignments provide valuable contacts and experience that accelerate the development of your technical, business and professional skills for your first role in manufacturing or operations.


    Experienced Officer Development Program


    USA, Louisville, KY

    Decatur AL US, LaFayette(GEA) GA US, Selmer(CONIND) TN US, USA, Decatur, AL, USA, LaFayette, GA, USA, Selmer, TN

    How You'll Create Possibilities

    • Successfully complete three (3) eight-month rotational assignments in different areas of the supply chain organization including: manufacturing operations leadership roles, sourcing/purchasing, manufacturing quality, supplier quality, manufacturing engineering, materials and material flow, EH&S, and Lean.

    • Set goals & targets for your rotation with your assignment head.

    • Steer teams across multiple levels of the business through influencing.

    • Use initiative to find and develop process improvements.

    • Assist your team with the development and execution of project ideas.

    • Develop and demonstrate a systematic approach to problem-solving.

    • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously.

    • Set regular feedback sessions with your assignment head.

    • Participate in and complete classroom based leadership and functional training as well as online training curriculum.

    • Successfully complete Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

    • Rotational assignments can take place in one of our four manufacturing locations: Louisville, KY; Decatur, AL; Lafayette, GA; or Selmer, TN. The majority are located at our headquarters in Louisville, KY.

    • Relocation assistance will be provided.

    What You'll Bring to Our Team

    • Exceptional military career as demonstrated through successful completion of leadership and key developmental assignments.

    • Bachelor's degree required.

    • Minimum 3 to 5 years of commissioned officer service.

    • Maximum of 2 years of separation from active duty; may be waived if due to full-time enrollment in higher education or relevant experience in manufacturing/supply chain-related role.

    • Ability to solve problems, delegate, and achieve difficult goals.

    • Ability to adapt quickly and eager to learn and master new roles.

    • Demonstrated passion for supply chain and/or manufacturing.

    • Methodical approach to problem-solving.

    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and leadership skills; excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Relocation assistance will be provided

    Preferred Qualifications

    • A degree in engineering or business is preferred.

    • Previous work experience in a manufacturing setting.

    • Advanced degree in business, engineering, or related field

    • Minimum 3.0 undergrad GPA with no graduate degree.

    • Minimum 2.8 undergrad GPA with a graduate degree GPA 3.5 or greater.

    Our Culture

    At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

    GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

    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.

    GE Appliances participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S

    If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply, please send an e-mail

  • Industry
  • Locations
    Decatur, AL • LaFayette, GA • Louisville, KY • Selmer, TN
  • Fun Fact
    Our CEO, Kevin Nolan, is a former Engineering Co-op and member our of Edison Engineering Development Program
  • About Us

    At GE Appliances, we create possibilities. We also design, build, test, sell, and distribute them. Named “Smart Appliance Company of the Year” by IoT Breakthrough, we’re changing the way people cook, clean, and cool to enable happiness & wellbeing in their homes. If you gravitate toward challenge, seek out responsibility, and want to make a difference, this opportunity is for you. Join a large and diverse community of co-ops and interns at the fastest-growing appliance manufacturer in the U.S.

    Most positions are located in Louisville, KY (our Corporate HQ). Assignments are also available in Camden, SC; Decatur, AL; LaFayette, GA; Selmer, TN. Housing and relocation assistance is available for eligible students.