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Operations Excellence (OPEX) / Quality Manager

Torrance, California


Job Description

Eaton’s Fluid and Electrical Distribution Division located in Torrance, CA has an opening for an Operations Excellence (OPEX) / Quality Manager.
The OPEX / Quality 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 team and Continuous Improvement for the plant.  The OPEX / Quality 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 manage the quality function and direct reports to meet plant quality objectives and drive the quality culture with the leadership team
  • 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 quality systems including ISO/TS16949, ISO9001 and ISO14000 standards, 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
  • You will support new product development and industrialization to ensure the quality of APQP deliverables in meeting quality objectives
  • You will ensure effective implementation and qualification of design and manufacturing processes using PPAP / FAI submissions
  • You will Improve suppliers in APQP processes, quality and delivery performance.  Key focus areas will be PCB and electronic manufacturing and key components.
  • You will support and direct cross-functional teams to eliminate roadblocks and communication barriers that may affect quality and customer requirements to aid in achieving quality goals.
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 from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum of four (4) years of combined experience in manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, quality, continuous improvement and/or lean manufacturing
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in a management role
  • 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 Torrance, CA.
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience and knowledge of ERP systems (preferably SAP)
  • Certified in Lean manufacturing, Certified Quality Engineer / Manager, Six Sigma Black belt
  • Thorough understanding of Quality Systems Management, detailed knowledge of ISO9001:2018, AS9100D, and ISO14001
  • Working knowledge of AIAG standards including APQP and PPAP Working knowledge in problem solving tools and skills (i.e. Fishbone Diagrams, 5-Whys, 8D, Gage R&R, FMEA , SPC, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of problem solving techniques, execution and leadership

Eaton will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.

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: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

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: 054441