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Quality Manager

Eden Prairie, Minnesota


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics group  has an opening for a Quality Manager located in Eden Prairie, MN.
Lead the Quality function at the Eden Prairie, Hydraulics Plant. Drive improvements in order to exceed customer expectations and ensure supplier quality expectations are met. Finally, gets results through team and collaborate with other functions to ensure compliance with the Eaton Quality System and ISO 9001 standards.
Essential Functions:
  • Deploy and manage the EQS framework to ensure that the plant is aligned and supportive of the EQS criteria.
  • Promote and Lead Structured Problem Solving and Corrective Actions to effectively resolve internal and external quality issues
  • Must be able to effectively interface with customers and/or suppliers to effectively address issues, concerns, programs, projects, etc.
  • Must be able to effectively review and resolve warranty issues, both with external customers and well as internal customers and departments.
  • Support manufacturing processes with adequate and effective capability studies, problem solving activities and quality analysis.
  • Must be able to develop, coach, motivate, counsel employees regarding quality functions and Eaton Values/Philosophies.
  • Must be able to lead planning activities for new product launches and also support any product redesign activities.
  • Support and facilitate continuous improvement activities at the Corporate, Group, Division, Plant and Value Stream Level
  • Support plant continuous improvement efforts focused on improving the High 5 Metrics and Plant Objectives
  • Model the Eaton ethical conduct policy, the Eaton Values and Philosophy, and comply with all other corporate, plant, and regulatory policies and regulations as applicable.
  • Certification as a Certified Quality Engineer or Manager by ASQ, would be desired.
  • Must have a working understanding of published standards, International and Customer (ISO, QS, PPAP, APQP, etc.), and ensure compliance and understanding within the facility.
  • Possess a good understanding of the EBS tenets and their relationship to effective product planning and customer satisfaction.
  • Identify and support the recommendation/purchase of hardware or software technology in the area of inspection and QA lab analysis.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a manufacturing setting is required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a Quality functional role is required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as a manager of people is required.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • 5 or more years of experience in a manufacturing setting
  • 3 or more years of experience as a manager of people
  • 3 or more years of experience in a quality role
  • Experience working directly with major OEMs
  • Green Belt/Black Belt Certification
  • ASQ Certification
  • Familiarity with standardization of ISO

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 047552