Quality Engineer
Searcy , Arkansas
December 16, 2017

Eaton’s Hydraulic division is seeking a Quality Engineer. The Quality Engineer will be based at our Searcy, AR facility.

Position Overview:

The primary function of this role is to provide Quality Engineering expertise and assist our customers in support of existing and developing programs. Qualified candidates should possess strong customer interface skills with the ability to establish and maintain successful customer relationships. This position is responsible for providing quality assurance support to the manufacturing cells, customers and participates in continuous improvement activities.

Essential Functions:
  • Executes the development, implementation and improvement of the quality management system (ISO/TS).
  • Champion and lead local organizations in the adoption and use of Six Sigma Methods and Practices acting as a “change agent” within the organization.
  • Establish, train and lead Root Cause Analysis Teams in the area of inspection reject and warranty reduction to meet plant DPPM goals.
  • Network within Eaton and other companies on best practices.
  • Serve as contributing member on various plant improvement teams.
  • Lead advanced product quality planning (APQP/PPAP) activities regarding new/revised product.
  • Coordinate and manage reviews and revisions to production failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) and control plans
  • Lead quality internal audit teams.
  • Participate in cost out activity to aid in meeting departmental and plant goals for customer returns, warranty, scrap, first pass yield and cost reduction.
  • Investigates and eliminates causes of quality problems and follows up on corrective actions
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Abide by all facility safety guidelines and quality procedures.
  • Attendance and punctuality are a critical and essential job function.
  • Utilize the Eaton Lean Six Sigma system to improve the facilities overall performance
  • Utilize the Eaton Quality System to improve the facilities overall performance
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a quality role in a manufacturing type environment
  • Candidate must be able to work in the U.S without needing company sponsorship
Position Criteria:
  • 8-D problem solving
  • Applied Manufacturing Statistical Control Methods
  • Six Sigma methodology (DMAIC)
  • Process Mapping, FMEA, MSA, DOE, Capability Studies, etc. and other analytical tools
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management System (ISO/TS)
  • Knowledge of AIG (PPAP/FMEA/Control Plan/APQP etc)
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles
  • Computer skills such as Minitab, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Ability to lead, coach, direct and influence individuals to successful conclusion
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present to various hierarchies of the organization
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with customers as a representative of the organization.
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with shop floor employees.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified six-sigma black or green belt preferred
  • Certified CQE through ASQ, or certified/registered PE through a professional engineering society preferred

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: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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