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Regional UK Quality Manager

Titchfield, United Kingdom
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Job Description

Eaton's Aerospace business has an opening for a:
 
Aerospace UK Regional Quality Manager
 
location: Titchfield, UK (we can also consider Bedhampton, Lakeside or South Molton)
 
The Titchfield site, part of Fuel and Motion Control Systems (FMC) division, continues to be the largest site in the UK employing approximately 900 people. The prime purpose of the site is the design, manufacture and aftermarket support of key fuel system components for the major aircraft manufacturers including Boeing and Airbus.
 
The incumbent will team with the EMEA Regional Quality Manager to deploy the Aerospace Quality strategy to the manufacturing plants within the UK.
 
The role reports to EMEA Regional Quality Manager.
 
Essential Functions:
 
  • Lead the deployment of the Quality strategy within the region.
  • Ensure the regional Plants comply with applicable Eaton, customer and industry-specific Quality requirements by conducting the necessary audits and assessments and determine system effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement a Quality organizational structure capable of supporting the strategic initiatives and lead the efforts to integrate quality into the development of short and long range business plans.
  • Manage the development, implementation, and use of the Balanced Scorecard tool to all levels of the organization (Region and Plant).
  • Analyze key quality-related operational metrics and perform periodic reviews to evaluate results and establish action plans to close the gaps at an operational level for both on-going production and new product development.
  • Lead the sharing of best / transferable practices across the Region and Aerospace Group for the Quality function.   
  • Continually improve the capability of the Quality organization through ongoing development activities and identification of talent to promote functional bench strength.  Ensure deployment of Eaton’s quality functional excellence tool set and provide input to development plans for functional reports. 
  • Champion the Eaton Quality System (EQS) within the Region. Identify and lead initiatives across the organization to address common barriers for the plants and enable improvement in effectiveness and efficiency of EQS.  Responsible for overseeing utilization of EQS to control and improve key regional quality processes and plants.
  • Support the Operations Assessment (OpA) process as a Lead Assessor for Quality and represent the Quality Function in the OpA Leadership Review (OpA-LR) process.
  • Overall ownership of the Quality Alert and Escape Management process for the Region. Ensures timely escalation / communication of customer spill incidents, and coordinates with Group, Plant Quality/OpEx, and Supplier Development colleges to ensure appropriate containment, root cause, and corrective actions are undertaken with the utmost urgency.
  • Lead individual plant Quality functions on an interim basis, as needed.
  • Provide functional Leadership for Quality Information Systems projects.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably engineering) from an accredited institution
  • Experience in Manufacturing, Engineering or Quality Assurance
  • Experience in a site, division, or group Quality Manager role
  • In-depth experience with the practical application of Quality tools, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quality Management Systems such as ISO-9001, TS-16949, AS-9100 etc.
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CQM / OE), ISO-9001 Auditor and Six Sigma Black Belt – preferred
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, get results and drive change through others
  • Ability to learn customers’ Quality requirements and drive process improvements
  • Effective oral and written communication skills as well as planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage by influence through solid relationships and process focus
     
What Eaton offers:
 
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us
  • Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development
  • Culture & Values - at Eaton, our values and culture define who we are
  • Inclusion & Diversity - openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully
  • Wellness - Wellness at Eaton is more than a program, it’s about changing the environment by offering the right tools to help empower employees to make that happen
 
About Eaton:
 
Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
Eaton is a world leader and premier innovator in aerospace. Eaton designs, manufactures and integrates the industry’s most advanced products and technologies for hydraulic systems, fuel and inerting systems, motion control and engine solutions, propulsion sub-systems and cockpit interface and circuit protection applications for commercial and military programs. Eaton’s comprehensive portfolio of components consistently sets the industry standard for engineering excellence, resulting in superior systems design and integration capability. These products power hundreds of military and commercial aircraft platforms with a focus on improved reliability, weight reduction and fuel efficiency. For more information, visit www.eaton.eu and www.aerospace.eaton.com.
Please note that by applying to this vacancy you will be subject of the background screening.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Quality

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: AER Aerospace Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 042149