Senior Quality Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical sector is currently seeking a Senior Quality Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Washington, PA facility, nearest to the Pittsburgh, PA area. Relocation assistance will be provided.

Position Overview:

This position reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible to lead the total plant QA/QC system. This includes all traditional quality verification activities (receiving and in-process inspection, test, audit and repair activities, continuous improvement, product launch, supplier quality, and quality system compliance).


The Quality Engineer will work closely with Manufacturing Engineering to drive quality into the design of the product and will work cross-functionally to accomplish site goals.


This position will provide technical assistance and quality leadership to all operating departments; drive problem resolution utilizing an 8D approach along with statistical methods and other problem-solving techniques; collect and analyze quality data and perform a wide variety of quality engineering activities in support of business objectives.


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:
  • Be a champion and teacher with a solid philosophy around the usage of various quality tools such as root cause, DOE, 8D etc to build a body of knowledge at the plant.

  • Plan, install, sustain and improve a total quality system in accordance with industry and Eaton quality standards, ISO 9001, and customer requirements.

  • Develop and lead quality related technical training to operations to ensure that Eaton Crouse-Hinds is in compliance with established quality policies and procedures; meets or exceeds customer quality expectations and standards; ISO and other certification requirements.  Understand and build a system that supports document control and traceability.

  • Establish systems for data collection and analysis. Then, use that data to drive continuous improvement activities within all manufacturing departments.

  • Lead proactive quality improvement within the facility to ensure the site has control of critical features and processes, gauge calibration tracking and requirements, defect identification and elimination and flawless launch of new product/new supplier.

  • Install, track, and manage supplier performance through robust incoming inspection practices and supplier performance management activities.

  • Resolve internal and external quality concerns in a definite and timely fashion using quality tools such as Ishikawa, 5 Why or 8D to respond to customer concerns.

  • Create, implement and utilize metrics and measurements for customer quality/VOC.

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 three (3) years’ experience working as a plant Quality Technician, Quality Engineer or Manufacturing Engineer in a manufacturing environment.

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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field
  • Detailed knowledge of ISO9000 quality system requirements
  • Working knowledge of AIAG standards, including APQP and PPAP.
  • Expert skills in using and training quality tools (i.e. Fishbone Diagrams, 5-Whys, 8D, Gage R&R, FMEA, SPC, etc.).
  • Certified Quality Auditor Credential
  • Certification by the American Society for Quality as Six Sigma Black Belt or Certified Quality Engineer
  • Experience with stamping, welding and assembly processes
Position Criteria:
  • Excellent verbal and written English Communication skills

  • Extensive project management experience in a team environment

  • Computer literate and familiar with the following: MS Office, SAP, Minitab or other statistical application knowledge.


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: EPG CHD EP Americas

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