Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is currently seeking a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Camarillo, CA facility.

The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for driving supplier improvement in the areas of Quality, Delivery and Lean Manufacturing initiatives. The improvements must be consistent with Eaton Aerospace requirements.


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:
  • Oversee and participate in the development and initiation of inspection, testing and evaluation techniques for incoming goods.

  • Evaluate inspection techniques and recommends changes.

  • Work with Production, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain and other departments to define quality standards and procedures.

  • Review and analyzes inspection test results and oversees the disposition of unaccepted items with - affected suppliers and companies.

  • Analyze supplier performance both in-house on supplier premises as required.

  • Apply standard statistical techniques to analyze and evaluate studies.

  • Team with suppliers to define and document Process Flow Diagrams, Process FMEAs, AIAG Process Control Plans and Inspection plans.

  • Negotiate with suppliers to find equitable solutions to problems identified.

  • Visit supplier locations to evaluate quality standards and processes.

  • Answer technical questions regarding commodity quality, long-term feasibility or quality certifications.

  • Oversee and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of quality system surveys.

  • Develop, implement, and oversee the administration of special programs to recognize and to ensure the use of suppliers who maintain established standards of quality, reliability, and price.

  • Control nonconforming material in accordance with Eaton procedures.

  • Manage flow down of external/internal quality requirements to suppliers.

  • Support and lead continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Support internal audit requirements in accordance with Eaton procedures.

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

  • Assume lead Quality role in supporting Supplier Development and on-boarding activities

  • Responsible for all supplier key metric maintenance and reporting

  • Achieve objectives as detailed by Quality Management.

  • 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.

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a Supplier Quality or Quality function

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

  • This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All accepted applications must be U.S. Persons as defined by ITAR (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, Political Asylee, or Refugee).

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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Experience with Aerospace suppliers.

  • Experience with complex machining and casting suppliers.

  • Experience with Special processes suppliers (Heat Treating, Plating, Painting).

  • Familiar with major Aerospace primes Quality System, as well as working knowledge of AS9100. Working knowledge of Six Sigma tools.


Position Success Criteria:

  • Significant experience with Supplier Performance Management, Supplier Correction Actions and Nonconforming Material Dispositions, MRB.

  • Experience with Dock-to-Stock and Skip-lot Programs

  • Experience with Supplier Improvement Programs, Supplier Quality Plans

  • Willingness to travel locally and nationally to supplier sites.

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: 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