Quality Engineer

Eaton in Hastings, NE has an exciting openingfor a Quality Engineer.
Position Overview:
The Quality Engineer will lead the continuous improvementactivities in all areas of manufacturing in support of the Eaton Quality System(EQS) and the Eaton Business System (EBS). Drive the day-to-day plant improvementactivities as assigned under the direction of a Sr. Quality Engineer or QualityManager. May direct and lead the activities of quality technicians assigned toproduction support.
Job Description:
Provide Quality interface and expertise between the organization and its customers and suppliers to proactively assure that their needs and expectations are understood and satisfied. This includes the implementation and documentation of appropriate corrective / preventive actions.
Determine process capabilities and identify improvement opportunities. Develop and implement Poka-Yoke (error proofing) methodology throughout the facility. Use Six Sigma methodology and tools to solve complex problems. Apply the lean manufacturing tools as described in the Eaton Lean System.
Lead projects to improve design and processes for internal and supplier components and assemblies.
Drive operational improvements through the Corrective/Preventive action process (CARE and QAR process).
Maintain currency in the body of knowledge for an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.
Apply EBS through the Eaton Business Excellence Award (EBEA) Process to drive improvements within the organization. Drive implementation of all the policies of EQS and ISO9001 criteria.
Coordinate the Internal Audit program and follow-up on associated corrective and preventive actions.
Complete the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), or similar systems to assure that requirements are met in new or modified products, new or modified purchased components and new or modified processes.
Contribute in the design and implementation of quality assurance training programs and conduct training in quality-related topics throughout the organization.
Develop, implement and audit control plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and procedures / work instructions.
Participate in the design of gages, measurement instruments and test equipment. Perform Measurement System Analysis (MSA) throughout the facility and recommend improvements in measurement methodology.
Develop and execute supplier development plans and activities including implementation and maintenance of all aspects of the Worldwide Integrated Supplier Performance Evaluation Resource(WISPER) at the facility level.
Perform other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution OR graduating this Spring with a Bachelor's degree
Minimum of 6 months experience in a manufacturing environment
Candidate must be able to work in the U.S without needing company sponsorship.
Knowledge of and experience with various industrial machining and assembly processes.
Very good understanding of variation reduction through the Six Sigma process and the linkage to formalized business systems, enterprise resource planning systems and lean manufacturing techniques.
Good understanding of the role of belts in the deployment of Six Sigma and related tools and techniques.
Good understanding of lean concepts, principles & tools such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Continuous Flow Manufacturing, Set-up Reduction, Pull Systems and Standardized Work.
Recommended credentials would include ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence and Six Sigma Black/Green Belt certification.
Training or experience in most of the following: Phase gate type new product release processes, Lean six sigma systems, Quality management system standards, Web based supplier performance evaluation systems, APQP, various new part approval processes, various failure modes and effects analysis', DOE, and SPC.

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