Eaton Corporation Quality Manager - Nordhausen in Nordhausen, Germany

Eaton's Industral Vehicle Division is looking for an:

Quality Manager - Nordhausen- 035359

Location: Nordhausen, Germany

Essential Functions :

For our Industrial Vehicle Division in Nordhausen, Germany we look for a Quality Manager, who shall

Maximize Customer Satisfaction and ensures shipment of products to customers comply with specification and PPAP ( SQAM ) requirements.

  • Maximize Customer Satisfaction

  • Assure shipment of products to customers specification and PPAP (SQAM) requirements

  • Minimize cost of operation in both short and long term timeframe

  • Drive quality improvement based on leading and lagging indicators including SPC

  • Reduce scrap through applying quality tools like 8D/A3/QRQC to drive quality culture and accountability of results on the shop floor

  • Manage implementation and maintenance of all mandatory systems including: EBE, ISO/TS

  • Develop and meet Profit Plan and Strategic Plan within your department

  • Ensure workplace safety and compliance to all legal requirements

  • Represent Nordhausen on Quality items to external customers, suppliers and outside organizations

  • Leads the internal Quality Systems Audit program for the organization and manage the corrective action system in conduction with the management review process

  • Manages team of quality engineers and laboratory staff

  • Drive the improvement in organizational capability in the area of Quality


  • University Degree in Technical Engineering, Master’s Degree preferred

  • 5 years of working experience in the Automotive Industry

  • Well established knowledge of ISO 9001, preferably ISO 9001:2015

  • Experience with ISO TS 16949 , preferably trained for new IATF 16949

  • Solid knowledge of VDA 6.3 for process audit and ideally also VDA 6.5 for product audit

  • Special knowledge in quality control and methods to analyze problems (SPC, 8-D reports)

  • Deep knowledge and proven usage of Six Sigma tools (Black/Green Belt Certificate preferred)

  • Managerial knowledge to supervise and motivate employees

  • Hands-on mentality, ready to work on the shopfloor and be involved in daily operational work

  • High level of energy and commitment; experienced in Change Management

  • Negation skills, capable to build good relations to internal and external customers

  • Fluent English and German language skills

What Eaton offers:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us

  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day

  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully

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Job: Quality

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

Job Level: Manager

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, 25 % of the Time

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