Quality Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is currently seeking a Quality Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Grand Rapids, MI facility. Relocation assistance will be provided.

Eaton Aerospace in Grand Rapids, Michigan is seeking a Quality Manager to lead all aspects of the function at the site. This person reports directly to the Plant Manager and is responsible for the management of Quality Engineering, Final Inspection, Receiving Inspection, Shipping and Production Paint. Please note, certain duties performed by this role require this position to be subject to the guidelines of our Repair Station Certificate and are subject to DOT drug testing

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 function you will:
  • Assure the development and administration of verification procedures, reports and sampling plans, to assure uniformity in handling of all parts and minimize or eliminate non-conformance, missed schedules and recurrences.

  • Provide assistance in the research and response to customer complaints, rejections, requests for corrective action, and rating systems.

  • Participates in preliminary product design efforts and reviews by providing input in the areas of verification, problem history, and special requirements such as Statistical Process Control and first article inspections.

  • Administer personnel policies within the department including the selection and hiring of personnel, performance appraisals, and salary actions. Incumbent is accountable for selection, promotion, transferring and otherwise treating non-supervisory employees equitably.

  • Lead Material Review Board (MRB) and provide assistance to Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement and Design Engineering personnel involved in the disposition of non-conforming materials.

  • Interface with customers in problem resolution
  • Assure all quality related problems in all areas of the product life cycle are identified and resolved.

  • Prepare and follow department budgets and forecasts

  • Moderate the Corrective Action Board. Provide resources in the research and response to customer complaints, rejections, requests for corrective action and rating systems

  • Management Responsibility for Quality System Compliance and Primary contact point for FAA regulatory compliance. 

  • 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.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution required.

  • Minimum five (5) years experience working in a Quality, Manufacturing or Engineering function within a manufacturing environment. 

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience supervising or managing people.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship both now and in the future

  • 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 of Science in a technical field

  • Experience in industrial manufacturing environment

  • DMIR experience or DAR certification preferred.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and Continuous Improvement methodology preferred


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.

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: 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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time