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Aerospace Regional Quality Manager SW Region

Irvine, California; Camarillo, California; Los Angeles, California; Torrance, California


Job Description

Position Overview:

Eaton Aerospace Group has an opening for an Aerospace Regional Quality Manager - South West Region.  This person can be located in either our Tijuana, Nogales, Irvine, Torrance, Los Angeles or Camarillo locations


This position will deploy the Aerospace Quality strategy to the manufacturing plants within the designated Region within the Aerospace Group.  This person will implement global Aerospace, Industrial Sector and Corporate Quality programs, goals and objectives at the operational level and provide overall Quality leadership to the operations within the region.  He/she will also drive Quality improvement efforts, at the plant level, through regular reviews of the plant Quality Management System, leading indicators, and lagging indicators


Responsibilities also include regular communication and reporting to Aerospace Group Leadership, the deployment of the Eaton Quality System and Self-Assessments, Balanced Scorecard (EPM), and other quality tools including Six Sigma. Provide support to customers, suppliers, and partners.  This person will also maintain certifications to required Aerospace industry and customer standards, and improve organizational capability of the Quality function within the region, and provide functional Leadership for Quality Information Systems projects

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Lead the deployment of the Quality strategy within the region
  • Ensure the regional 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 and perform periodic reviews to evaluate results and establish action plans to close the gaps at an operational level for both on-going production and new product development
  • Lead the sharing of best / transferable practices across the Region and Aerospace Group for the Quality function.  Examples include special process controls, PPAP, and Layered Process Audits,
  • Continually improve the capability of the Quality organization through ongoing development activities and identification of talent to promote functional bench strength.  Ensure deployment of Eaton’s quality functional excellence tool set and provide input to development plans for functional reports
  • Champion the Eaton Quality System (EQS) within the Region.  Identify and lead 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
  • Overall ownership of the Quality Alert and Escape Management process for the Region.  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
  • Lead individual plant Quality functions on an interim basis, as needed
  • Provide functional Leadership for Quality Information Systems projects


  • 10 years of experience minimum in Manufacturing, Engineering or Quality Assurance
  • 3 years of experience in a site, division, or group Quality Manager role
  • Must be able to work in the United States on a continual basis without requiring corporate sponsorship 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results in the area of Quality, continuous improvement
  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience with the deployment of Eaton’s EQS process is preferred
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CQM / OE), ISO-9001 Auditor and Six Sigma Black Belt – preferred 
  • An undergraduate degree is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred 
  • Eaton recognizes this role as a critical position within the corporation and will create a compelling package consisting of a base salary, a performance incentive bonus and complete benefits 
  • This person can be located in either our Tijuana, Nogales, Irvine, Torrance, Los Angeles or Camarillo locations

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 Aerospace 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?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 063034