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Quality Manager- Hydraulics

Lohmar, Germany

Job Description

The main tasks of the Quality Manager - Hydraulics are:
  • Enforcement, review, further development of company-wide quality policy and Quality Management 
  • Systems as Quality Manager
  • Overall coordinating and supervising the QM activities;
  • Adjusting, controlling and continouosly improving of quality targets
  • Securing quality measures at suppliers by means of audits and consultations
  • Responsibility for coordination, control and resolution of any quality complaints;
  • Building a Quality function that is capable to run a distribution center that deals with high variety of
  • products. Build up broad understanding of our Hyd products.
  • Support and drive EBS-related activities and processes


The detailed tasks are:


  • Overall Maintenance of Quality Management systems (ISO9001:2015, ISO14001,Eatin Quality System)
    • Planning and implementation of systems, processes, product audits, definition and monitoring of corrective actions within the process chains such as purchasing, order mgmt, manufacturing, design and sales
    • Management and coordination of measurement and test equipment monitoring including planning and procurement (MSA)
    • Collaboration in all interdisciplinary working and project groups ensuring a high quality at an economical cost.
  • Customer claim management
    • Ensure to conduct of effective complaints handling, failure analysis, and verification of corrective measures (8D process)
    • Drive the plant improvement program for claim reduction
  • Support operation quality by providing quality tool expertise for
    • Monitoring the production line and doing periodic Quality Control checks, Planning and implementation of measures to achieve the quality techniques FMEA, Control Plans, etc.
    • Investigating causes of quality problems and proposing solutions
    • Implementing improvements to production processes that lead to overall increases in product quality
  • Continouos Improvement
    • - Monitoring, reporting plant CONC (Cost of Non-Conformity)
    • Define, lead improvement projects to reach plant Quality targets, drive improvements within OpA Quality Category
    • Ensure continuous improvement in all quality indicators
    • Reach industrial excellence and cost reduction and customer satisfaction by through the systematic elimination of “7 wastes” to produce right first time deliverables by using relevant quality tools
  • Implementation of supplier audits and quality advice to ensure quality of supply.
  • Development and establishment of motivation programs incl. planning and execution of internal and external quality training courses.
  • People management
    • Lead a team of Quality engineers, inspectors, auditors, analysts, and technicians
    • Ensure quality mindset in the entire organization
    • Train and coach teams in PDCA-FTA, QRQC and problem solving tools and establish the appropriate mindset in  problem solving attitude
    • Development and establishment of motivation programs incl. Planning and execution of internal and external quality training courses.
    • Coordination of the quality training of the entire staff, especially the quality staff
  • Conduct periodic management review meetings.
  • Reporting to top management on the performance of QM system, target achievement and essential quality problem
  • Authority for all quality relevant topics (e.g. production/delivery stop, block of material/supplies


  • Proven experience as quality manager
  • Conscientious and responsible
  • A keen eye for detail and a results driven approach
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • In depth understanding of quality control procedures and relevant legal standards
  • Excellent math abilities and working knowledge of data analysis/statistical methods
  • BSc/ Ba in business administration or relevant field
  • Certification of quality control (ISO 9000 etc.) , LEAN,Six Sigma are a strong advantage
  • German & English language

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: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Manager
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: No

Requisition ID: 042507