Supplier Development Engineer - PPAP

Eaton Aerospace has an opening for a Supplier Development Engineer  - PPAP.


This position is responsible for developing the Global Eaton Aerospace Supplier Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) process and leading the Eaton Aerospace Group through implementation with the global supply base for New Product Introduction (NPI), supplier transitions as well as the plant PPAP process deployment on legacy part families.

Essential Functions:
  • APQP/PPAP subject matter expert and how it relates to Aerospace suppliers; low volume/high mix.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the Global Eaton Aerospace supplier Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) process for deployment in the supply base.  This includes a decision, supporting guidance material and a workbook to effectively communicate how supplier PPAP requirements should be identified and deployed for products impacting NPI, Aerospace plant PPAP process and supplier transitions.
  • Coordinate, track and  drive on-time completion of actions through coordination with SDE’s and other relevant resources. Leads/Participates in a cross-functional teams involving the supplier and Eaton functions in order to seek flawless launch utilizing APQP techniques; acting as a liaison between Product Development,  Supply Chain, Program Management, Sales Customer Service and Suppliers.
  • Establish, track and report Key Process Indicators (KPI) regarding PPAP deployment across the supply chain.
  • Support corporate supplier consolidation/cost out initiatives for PPAP deployment, as applicable.
  • Additional assignments, as applicable.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a technical field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing, quality, purchasing, and/or engineering.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
  • 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 Refuge
  • No relocation is being offered for this position. Only candidates residing within a 50 mile radius of the following locations will be considered: Beltsville MD; Bethel CT; Charleston SC; Euclid OH; Fort Worth TX; Glenolden PA; Grand Rapids MI; Irvine CA; Jackson MI; Jackson MS; Los Angeles CA; Toccoa GA; Rumford RI
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with AIAG PPAP Process and should involve exposure to Special Processes, NDT, machining of metals and CNC machining operations such as boring, grinding and broaching.  Further experience in welding and plating processes would be beneficial.
  • Preferred Training – APQP, PPAP, specifically Gage R&R/MSA, Quality auditing
  • Knowledge of basic problem solving and analysis tools such as Pareto, 8D, 5 Why, Fishbone diagrams, etc.
  • Knowledge and Certification on Six Sigma Methodology.
  • Knowledge of industry specific quality registration schemes. i.e., ISO9001, AS9100, NADCAP etc.
  • Proven success in a remote working environment.
  • Self-Motivated – eager to take initiative, not waiting for a lot of direction.
  • Drive for Results – communicating a vision, setting priorities, developing and executing plans for PPAP deployment and then driving the Key Process Indicators to achieve desired results.
  • Strong communication skills; both verbally and written are essential in this virtual role.

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: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER Aerospace Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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