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Quality Engineering Supervisor

Irvine, California


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is currently seeking a Quality Engineering Supervisor to join our team. This position is based at our Irvine, CA facility.

Reporting to the Site Quality Manager, the Quality Engineering Supervisor gives direction to the quality engineering function. This position provides leadership, mentoring, evaluation and development of the quality engineers. In addition, the Quality Engineering Supervisor will facilitate problem solving, ensure coordination and communication of corrective and preventive actions, and assist the quality manager in system development and maintenance. The Quality Engineering Supervisor will also participate in the development and deployment of process improvement and cost reduction activities. 

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.

In this role, you will:
  • Train and develop employees on subjects relating to customer requirements, inspection techniques, inspection equipment and processes as appropriate

  • Design, coordinate, and implement highly complex process sampling systems, procedures, statistical techniques, and quality systems

  • Develop process improvement and cost control programs throughout the plant

  • Perform review of customer/industry/internal specifications to ensure processes meet/exceed requirements

  • Provide technical support to operations, customers, and suppliers as needed

  • Develop, implement and monitor performance against short and long-range plans to achieve quality engineering objectives

  • Implement short and long-range plans relative to quality assurance

  • Identify needs and develop the quality engineering function

  • Develop or modify quality procedures, metrics and processes to achieve quality and on time delivery goals

  • Provide direction to ensure compliance with all applicable customer requirements and government regulations involving product quality

  • Select and develop competent quality engineers and in plant auditors to ensure quality goals are achieved

  • Provide reports as required and drive corrective action and preventive action for timely and effective completion

  • Assist as required in all technical qualify functions as necessary

  • Assure effective communication and reporting to customers

  • Assure compliance with control phase of quality systems and initiatives such as internal auditing, statistical process control and testing

  • Provide support and guidance to Quality Engineering in new product development

  • Review and interpret Specifications / Requirements for ensuring product compliance

  • Develop/deploy instructions/procedures/processes for ensuring ongoing compliance to specifications / requirements

  • Provide technical support to both internal and external customers and suppliers as needed.

  • Participates in continuous improvement activities in targeted areas

  • Executes the Quality Assurance strategy to ensure product flow consistent with established industry standards, government regulations and various customer requirements

  • Function as Lead Auditor to perform quality system audits at suppliers and internally to assess compliance to AS9100/ISO 9001 standards

  • Hosts & supports Internal, Customer, Supplier and Third Party Audits as required

  • Works collaboratively with applicable internal functional teams to improve key metrics Actively support Cost-Out, Scrap/Rework reduction & improved First Pass Yield site goals and objectives

  • Evaluates organizational quality metrics and performs periodic reviews to evaluate results and recommends action plans to Quality Manager to close gaps at an operational level

  • Contributes in the design and implementation of quality assurance training programs and conducts training in quality-related topics

  • Participate in product development gate review meetings with launch activities including identification of customer expectations ensuring compliance that Quality requirements are understood, flowed down and met

  • Apply engineering and manufacturing technical knowledge to help improve supplier activities that can help Eaton’s quality, delivery and cost performance objectives

  • Define, specify, and implement quality standards and procedures for manufacturing and inspection processes

  • Assure that product shipped meets internal and external customer requirements.

  • 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.

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


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

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a Quality function.

  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience supervising or managing people.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered with this position. Only candidates that currently reside within 50 miles of the Irvine, CA facility will be considered.

  • 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:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Aerospace experience preferred.

Position Success Criteria:
  • Thorough knowledge of Divisional policies, objectives and procedures regarding detection and analysis of product nonconformance to specification.

  • Basic understanding of statistical quality control, and Eaton Engineering systems, components and product applications.

  • Thorough knowledge of cost control techniques as they apply to the total quality concept, budgeting and fixed asset planning for return on investment.

  • Administrative skills required to guide product quality, employee involvement and productivity programs.

  • Highly developed human relations, communications and internal consulting skills necessary to establish and maintain effective work relationships with the various plant functions and Division staff, customer and supplier personnel, and to promote and motivate employee involvement in, and acceptance of, new methodologies, etc.

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: Team Leader/Supervisor
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: 068545