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Quality Engineer

Newbern, Tennessee


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics division is currently seeking a Quality Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Newbern, TN facility.


The Quality Engineer is responsible for improving and assuring quality in all products and various services of the facility through driving the day-to-day quality system activities and deployment of ELS.  In this role, you will provide ongoing daily support to the manufacturing floor and customers.


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 identify, evaluate and implement corrective action necessary to resolve quality issues in the plant.  Coordinates and participates in 8D problem solving teams and facilitates identification of root causes.  Ensures implementation and follow-through of permanent corrective action.

  • You will identify/lead improvement opportunities and consults with plant management on alternatives for improving operation efficiency/ effectiveness and product quality.

  • You will work closely with customers to resolve quality concerns, ensuring positive customer relations.

  • You will authorize customer returns and make decisions involving issuance of credit.

  • You will participate in ProLaunch sessions with the goal of improving quality and processing before actual product begins.

  • You will perform, organize and report all elements of PPAP testing and PFMEA documentation.  Provides internal/ external statistical reports as needed.

  • You will be responsible for ISO certifications documentation, overseeing procedure updates and ensuring accurate records. Educates and instructs plant personnel in quality assurance procedures, and ensure adherence through an extensive audit program.

  • You will ensure operation of all Laboratory measuring and data collection equipment through calibration/preventive maintenance program and in-house repair/replacement.  Able to perform all lab duties; functions as back-up for lab technician.

  • You will assist in the development and implementation of special projects, working in conjunction with the Quality Manager.

  • You will monitor customer websites (WISPER) and drive customer satisfaction through proactive visits. Coordinate and conduct compliance audits for local Quality Management System and perform necessary actions to meet or exceed target level of EQS Implementation.


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 one (1) year of experience in a quality, engineering or internship/co-op role within a manufacturing environment.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

  • 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:
  • Three (3) years of experience in Quality in a manufacturing environment

  • Strong knowledge of international quality standards, lean manufacturing, statistical methods, blueprint reading and continuous improvement tools such as FMEA, DOE.

  • ASQ certifications

  • Knowledge of MFGPro

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt certification

Position Success Criteria:
  • Proven project management, planning, and problem solving abilities. 

  • Position will require excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills to lead and train diverse teams.

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: HYD FCV Fluid Conveyance Division

Job Level: Entry Level
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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 067003