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Senior Quality Engineer

South Molton, United Kingdom


Job Description

Eaton South Molton Are Recruiting for a:

Senior Quality Engineer


Primary Function:


This position is responsible for executing the defined Strategic Quality Plan in conjunction with plant leadership. Provides quality assurance support to customers, suppliers, partners and internal manufacturing cells and participates in continuous improvement activities in targeted areas. Executes the Quality Assurance strategy to ensure product flow consistent with established industry standards, government regulations and customer requirements. Leads a Team of Quality Engineer(s) and Quality Control staff in the execution of the Quality System and Quality Leading Indicator Strategy.


List the essential functions (i.e. key responsibilities with expected end results) which must be accomplished in order to fulfill the purpose of your position as described above.


Provides Quality customer interface and expertise to proactively assure requirements are understood and satisfied, including leading complaint resolution and root cause and corrective action execution.


Supports and drives the Quality Team working in the manufacturing area relative to the collection and analysis of quality data providing expertise and ensuring product and process quality requirements are implemented through EQMS Policies and Quality Best Practice deployment.


Solves technical product / process and business process problems utilizing structured approaches such as 8D, Six Sigma etc.


Executes the development, implementation, and improvement of the appropriate Quality Management Systems throughout the operation, providing advanced quality planning support in the development and launch of new products, processes and services.


Participates in the auditing of internal Quality Systems and completes part approval documentation to assure that customer requirements are met in new or modified products and processes.


Analyzes organizational quality metrics and performs periodic reviews to evaluate results and recommend action plans to close gaps at an operational level.

Develops and analyzes statistical data and product/process performance to recommend and implement improvements in targeted areas


Contributes in the design and implementation of quality assurance training programs and conducts training in quality-related topics


Participates in product development and launch activities including identification of customer expectations, manufacturing and test support, reliability analysis, design reviews, evaluation of test programs, material testing.


Provides support in the way of development and evaluation of process capability, process control plans, analysis of out-of-control conditions and process audits


Develops, implements, and audits inspection and test plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and procedures/work instructions.


Investigates and eliminates causes of quality problems and follows up on corrective actions


Participates in the design, procurement, maintenance, and evaluation of gages, measurement instruments, devices and test equipment




Specialized Knowledge:

Ability to lead a small team of Quality personnel to drive performance through the APEX process.

·       Ability to manage all Team Personnel requirements – H&S, Disciplinary, Training, Sickness etc

·       Thorough understanding of problem solving methods-i.e. Six Sigma, 8D, root cause analysis, and the associated statistical tools used to analyze problems, evaluate and complete improvement projects

·       Knowledge and understanding of Eaton’s Quality System requirements

·       Detailed understanding of the key phases and requirements of an effective new product development and launch methodology

·       Detailed knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques, i.e., pFMEA, Critical to Quality characteristics, Control plans etc.

·       Detailed knowledge of industry and customer specific quality registration schemes and certification processes (i.e., ISO9001, EASA Part 21, AS9100 etc). 

·       Detailed knowledge of System and process auditing techniques to ensure compliance to defined quality requirements.

·       Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (six Sigma) concepts and tool sets as they relate to process/product variability, and root cause and corrective action determination.

·       Knowledge of product and end user application/specifications, including product testing requirements. (design/process interface)

·       Thorough knowledge of gauging and basic understanding of product material properties

·       Understanding of engineering design and product reliability concepts and tool sets

Ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams.


The role will require liason with external parties such as customers and suppliers, thus travel within and beyond the UK may be expected.

Flexible working hours may be required to facilitate investigations and improvements around production needs, for example performing tests or inspections during shifts or weekends.

This role is subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and therefore there may be restrictions on who can work on this project.

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 FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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: 045794