SMT Quality Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting division is currently seeking a Quality Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Monterrey facility/office.

The Quality Engineer is responsible for managing process quality at cell level, for monitoring and controlling process quality as well as developing and driving actions plans for Quality improvements. Leads in-line rejects and process quality issues investigation and responses. Support Continuous improvement activities; ensure product flow consistent with established industry standards, government regulations and customer 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.

Some activities related with the position will be:

  • Develops and leads action plans aimed to prevent and resolve customer and quality issues.

  • Lead Customer response through PPAP, 8D, controls Plan, Return Material Authorization (RMA)

  • Perform Quality Process and Quality System Audits on Lines in charge and upload the appropriate reports to the Quality system site as required.

  • Perform capability studies to process validation (tools/fixtures). Statistical studies such as GR&R, CPK, SPC, etc

  • Lead Problem solving activities using Core Tools such as DOE, ERPS, 5Why’s, etc.

  • Collect and track FTQ, Internal process Audits and trigger reaction on process quality issues.

  • Review and approve MPS, ECO (When apply).

  • Take actions related to Warranty Failures related with the manufacturing process.

  • Disposition of Material Review Board (MRB) in shop floor.

  • Support to new Product Introduction with PROLaunch, APQP.

  • Follow up, develop and deploy 8D and DPR’s when apply.

  • Participate in all High Performance Team activities/meetings related.

  • Oversees all activities are met under ISO 9000 requirements


Eaton has announced its intent to spinoff its Lighting Business into publicly traded company (“SpinCo”).  This transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 and this position is expected to remain with SpinCo.   The compensation and benefits that will initially be offered for this position are based on Eaton’s plans, programs and practices.  The Lighting Business is in the process of developing its total rewards philosophy, strategy and structure, including the design of its benefits and annual and long-term incentive plans that will take effect when SpinCo becomes a publicly traded company. If you are offered and accept this position and are actively employed by the Lighting Business when SpinCo becomes an independent, publicly traded company, you will be eligible to participate in SpinCo’s compensation, health, welfare, and retirement benefit plans and programs and should have no expectations that SpinCo’s plans and programs will mirror or be substantially similar to Eaton’s. 

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:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Electronic, Electromechanical, Industrial or Similar)

  • Hands on experience in SMT processes (3 years minimum)

  • IPC-A610 Certified (Acceptability of Printed Board Assemblies) highly desirable.

  • Strong knowledge in 8D´s         , 5 Whay’s, FP Yield, OBA, MRB, RMA’s, DPPM          

  • Validation of NPIs, Control Plan, PFMEA, Control Charts.                                            

  • Experience with customer contact.

  • Good presentation skills.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish 90%
  • Knowledgeable on problem solving methodologies and Quality Core Tools

  • Statistical Minitab software.
  • ISO/TS Quality Standards
  • Six Sigma Green Belt is a plus

Position Success Criteria :

Individual Contributor Competencies:

  • Possesses Effective Communication Skills

  • Demonstrates a Collaborative Style

  • Drives for Results
  • Makes Decisions/Solves Problems

  • Promotes and Champions Change
  • Pursues Personal Development
  • Possesses Interpersonal Savvy (Supplier/Customer Relationships)

Other Competencies

  • Strong ethics and professional presence required

  • Negotiation skills and experience with suppliers.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Sense of urgency
  • Proactive and organized
  • Teamwork player

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: Latin America
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

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