Quality Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is currently seeking a Quality Engineer to join our team. The position is based at our Jackson, MS facility.


The Jackson facility has approximately 500 employees and is a leader in the design, development, manufacturing and delivery of Aerospace hydraulic components, systems and services to the global aftermarket and OEM markets. 


Quality Engineer – Aftermarket High Performance Work (HPWT) Team will determine, develop, and monitor inspection and test techniques necessary to meet design requirements, including aftermarket requirements driven by blueprints, component maintenance manuals, and customer documentation.  In addition, the Quality Engineer will be responsible for the quality performance of two HPWT Cells (Pumps and Motors).


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:
  • Conduct product and process audits for the HPWT. Identify necessary corrective action.
  • Function as the key point of contact for Stock Sweeps, Quality Alerts, and Quality Directives issued in the Production portions of the business. Interpret and act on them as required for the Aftermarket business. 
  • Administer training programs on quality issues pertinent to the work performed by Aftermarket High Performance Work Team personnel.           
  • Determine inspection gauging requirements, including their availability both in-house and at suppliers.  
  • Assist in gage design to improve inspection effectiveness.
  • Perform internal process and product audits to verify compliance to Component Maintenance Manuals and other work instructions, which is critical to maintaining FAA and Customer approval.
  • Monitor assembly and test processes and methods to assure maintenance of in-process quality levels and to prevent quality problems.                    
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering and suppliers to improve manufacturing processes and develop methods to eliminate quality problems.
  • Work with government and/or other customer representatives to interpret or reach agreement on quality procedures and acceptability of products.  Assure compliance with the specified government requirements.
  • Investigate and resolve product quality problems caused by processes, material or worker error.
  • Review rejected hardware to identify cause and corrective action.           
  • Suggest process and/or design changes to improve productivity and/or yield.   
  • Evaluate discrepant material and determine whether it can be salvaged through approved recovery methods.    
  • Administer the discrepant material recovery program for parts salvageable for aftermarket use.
  • Maintain accurate records to comply with Company policy on record retention.
  • Own Corrective Action Request and Resolution to internal and customer audit findings including
     verification that actions implemented were effective. 
  • In conjunction with Product Support, Manufacturing Engineering and Product Support
    Engineering, conduct analysis on warranty items, trends, issues and recommendations on  
  • Plan, schedule, oversee, and/or conduct training on such topics as gage selection and use, GD&T, special inspection techniques (e.g., flatness measurement). 
  • Maintain appropriate training records.

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’s Degree from an accredited institution required. 

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working within a manufacturing environment, including internship/co-op experience.

  • 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.

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

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within 50 miles of the Jackson, MS facility will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, Business, or Technical Discipline/ Concentration

  • Experience in quality, design engineering dealing with complex assembly products or a technical field working with quality management systems (AS9100, ISO 9001, TS16949).

  • Experience working under Federal Aviation Administration regulations for Repair Station work.

  • Detailed knowledge of Aerospace product and manufacturing processes and inspection techniques.

  • Detailed knowledge of the latest ANSI Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) specifications per ASME Y14.5M.

  • Experienced knowledge of AS9100 Quality System and product/process auditing techniques.

Position Criteria:
  • Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence others’ decision making.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities; results driven.
  • Knowledge of product and manufacturing process.
  • Process oriented and ability contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of machining, assembly & test operations, gauging, SPC, and APQP preferably
  • Experienced knowledge of AS9100 or ISO 9001 Quality System and product/process auditing techniques
  • Detailed knowledge of problem-solving techniques - Root Cause Analysis, 8D Corrective Action Process, and FMEA.
  • Must exhibit a high level of motivation, sense of urgency, and energetic approach to job duties and requirements.

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: 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