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OPEX Quality Manager

Long Branch, New Jersey


Job Description

Eaton’s Life Safety and Mass Notification Solutions Division located in Long Branch, NJ has an opening for an Operations Excellence (OPEX) / Quality Manager.


The OPEX Manager will partner with all other operations management to deliver NPI, cost reduction, process improvement and elimination of waste. This position will oversee and support the Quality, Manufacturing Engineering and Continuous Improvement functions.  The OPEX Manager will be responsible to formulate, implement and administer Eaton’s Quality Management System (EQMS) and strategic initiatives to achieve short and long range quality improvement objectives. 


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

  • You will implement Operations Excellence (OPEX) structure to support strategic initiatives and short- and long-range business plan
  • You will build ELSS culture by developing awareness and expertise of lean manufacturing concepts and tools at all levels to achieve or exceed High 5 targets (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Cost)
  • You will drive Operational Assessment (OpA) validation activities improving score year over year
  • You will deploy “I own Quality” culture to reduce internal and external DPPM
  • You will understand and adhere to a quality system in conjunction with EQS to ensure compliance with ISO 9001, customer specific requirements, and all regulatory requirements
  • You will deploy 5S and foster/expand 5S culture
  • You will implement tools such as; visual factory, value stream mapping, standard work, work instructions and training best practices
  • You will promote a culture of systematic problem solving (PDCA) to improve manufacturing and non-manufacturing processes
  • You will drive employee engagement in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing practices
  • You will develop and report out metrics for verification of continuous improvement activities including cost out activities
  • You will lead the OPEX team utilizing the Eaton Leadership Model to effectively communicate requirements and expectations

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum of 4 years of combined experience in manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, quality, continuous improvement and/or lean manufacturing
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • No relocation is being offered for this role. All candidates must live within 50 miles of Long Branch,  NJ.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience on a Business Excellence process / criteria – similar to the Malcolm Baldrige Award
  • Experience and knowledge of ERP systems (preferably SAP)
  • Certified in Lean manufacturing, Certified Quality Engineer / Manager, Six Sigma Black belt
  • Thorough understanding of ISO9001

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: LSD Life Safety Division EMEA

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: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 053412