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Fluid Conveyance Quality Manager

Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Van Wert, Ohio
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Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics division is seeking a Regional Quality Manager.  The Regional Quality Manager position will be based out of our Eden Prairie, MN or Van Wert, OH facility.
 
Position Overview :
This position will develop and deploy the Quality strategy for Hydraulics Americas Region supporting the implementation of global Hydraulics and Industrial Sector Quality programs and goals primarily for but not limited to the Fluid Conveyance (FC) business. This includes deploying Industrial Sector and Hydraulics Quality objectives at the operational level and providing overall Quality leadership to the Hydraulics Americas (FC) organization. Drive continuous improvement efforts through Quarterly Quality Functional Reviews, the deployment of the Eaton Quality System and Self-Assessment, Balanced Scorecard (EPM), and other quality tools including Six Sigma. Provide support in Total Quality to customers, suppliers, partners and the support service functions of the organization. This position has responsibility for Quality in the Americas region with multiple sites and drives the alignment of all related activities with the Fluid Conveyance Hydraulics plants in North America and South America. Other responsibilities include maintaining certification to required industry and customer standards, driving improvement in Quality performance, managing the effectiveness of the customer complaint process and supporting Industrial Sector and global Hydraulics Quality programs and goals.
 
Essential Responsibilities :
  • Lead the development and deployment of the Quality strategy for Hydraulics Americas Region - FC ensuring alignment with Global Hydraulics Group.
  • Ensure the Hydraulics Americas - FC 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 related to both the Eaton Balanced Scorecard and customer systems and perform periodical reviews to evaluate results and establish action plans to close the gaps at an operational level.
  • Manage the implementation of 6-sigma in accordance to Corporate and Group guidelines.
  • Lead the sharing of best / transferable practices across the Region 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.  Ensures deployment of Eaton’s quality functional excellence tool set and provides input to development plans for functional reports. 
  • Champions the Eaton Quality System (EQS) within the Region.  Identifies and leads 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 for the Americas Region and identifying common themes and actions.
  • Lead quarterly Quality functional reviews with specific focus on EQS self-assessment effectiveness and maturity, corrective and preventive actions, timely closure of actions, and other items as required.
  • Overall ownership of the Quality Alert and Escape Management process for the Americas Region – FC Plants.  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.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited institute
  • Ability to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering or quality assurance with demonstrated ability to drive results in the area of Quality, continuous improvement, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quality Management Systems such as ISO-9001, TS-16949, AS-9100 etc.
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Three years of experience in a role with multiple site responsibilities
  • EQS Assessor, ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certified
  • Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CQM / OE), ISO-9001 Auditor and Six Sigma Blackbelt
Key Competencies:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quality assurance and continuous improvement methods, approaches and tools, including strategic management and project management.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and experience with the deployment of Eaton’s EQS and QFR process is 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

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Job: Quality

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 051320