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Quality Engineer

Grand Rapids, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is currently seeking a Quality Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Grand Rapids, MI facility.

The Quality Engineer is responsible for monitoring and reducing process and product variation through the use of statistical tools. In this role, you will establish, coordinate and maintain quality assurance standards and procedures. You will collect, compute, investigate and report said quality data as statistical records. You will conduct required quality testing and develop quality program plans in accordance with supplier, customer and contract specifications.

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 support new and existing products through the implementation of Quality systems and techniques that comply with customer and regulatory requirements.

  • You will be responsible for overall product quality of Military and/or Commercial product lines by establishing effective monitoring of product and process quality through development, implementation and maintenance of assembly and verification instructions, process control plans, and final product verification requirements.

  • You will perform and interpret Measurement System Analysis

  • You will apply and explain statistical data to all levels of the organization

  • You will identify and eliminate areas of variation throughout the manufacturing process.

  • You will identify root cause corrective actions and work through failure analysis

  • You will define and reduce costs of nonconformance: scrap, warranty, rework, etc.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution required.

  • Minimum six (6) months of experience in a manufacturing environment 

  • 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

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates that currently reside within 50 miles of the Grand Rapids MI facility will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical Degree (engineering, mechanical or electrical)

  • 2-3 years of experience in a quality role

  • Aerospace industry experience

  • Demonstrated use of Lean Tools and Six Sigma. 

  • ASQ, CQE. 

  • Experience with mathematical software. 

  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications.

  • Basic knowledge of company products, systems and test rigs; production methods and techniques applied to machined components, assemblies, plating, heat treatments; and materials used in the aerospace industry.

  • Knowledge of Quality Control systems and techniques, such as AS9100, including statistical quality control and inspection and investigation techniques. Ability to write clear, concise and constructive reports on findings for all levels of management.  FAA knowledge a plus.

  • Human relations skills necessary to establish and maintain good working relationships with management, technical, supervisory, and shop floor personnel, as well as with customers and sub-contractors.

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 FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

Job Level: Individual Contributor
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: 062612