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Senior Quality Manager - Relocation Offered




Davenport, Iowa, United States

Would you like to be a part of an Aerospace organization that manufactures parts for the Commercial Aircraft, Military Life Support and Aerial Refueling products? Eaton’s Mission Systems Division is currently seeking a Senior Quality Manager - Relocation Offered. This position is located in the growing Quad Cities, specifically in Davenport, IA. Eaton's Mission Systems is the Top 20 major employers in the area. Relocation is offered to candidates outside 70 miles from Davenport, IA.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $105000.03 - $154000.04 a year. This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program. Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

The Davenport facility has 750+ (340+ bargaining unit and 400+ salaried employees) and is leader in in the design, development, manufacture and delivery of aerospace mission systems components, systems and services to the US defense and commercial global aftermarket and OEM markets. World Leader in Air to Air Refueling technology.

What you’ll do:

• Ensures business processes meet all quality system, customer, and regulatory requirements and the business unit (BU) remains in good standing.

• Maintains and/or gains all require accreditations required for the successful operation and development of the business.

• Drives quality culture within teams and throughout the Davenport facility workforce.

• Serves as the quality interface for the customer.

• Engages site leadership on cost of non-conformance (CONC) improvements in each department.

• Maintains quality standards, accreditations, and procedures using internal and external audits to measure gaps and define improvement needs.

• Defines and develops the organization’s competency requirements that deliver quality policy and objective expectations.

• Set quality targets, measures achievement, and facilitates process of developing action plans to address root causes of variances.

• Manages all quality assurance and control processes across the BU.

• Proactively improves quality performance by identifying areas of the business where processes need to be strengthened.

• Drives Root Cause Problem Solving (RCPS) and Eaton Zero Defects Plan (EXDP) culture throughout the organization and throughout product life cycles.

• Drive a customer centric quality organization aligned with customer performance expectations.

• Drive product safety mindset throughout the business.

• Designated management representative for third-party accreditations.

• Trains, mentors, and coaches individuals on tool use and quality improvement objectives.

• Performs other duties as assigned


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

• Minimum seven (7) years’ experience managing and leading teams, processes, and improving Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

• Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in an AS91000 and/or ISO 9001 environment and proven ability to understand and manage quality systems and regulatory standards within a manufacturing organization.

• Candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

• 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 Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering from an accredited institution.

• Aerospace, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory experience.

• Contract review experience

• Six Sigma Black Belt certification

• 3+ years’ experience with Root Cause Analysis Tools, Lean Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Lifecycle Management (LCM) experience.

• 2+ years’ Experience with Quality Management System (QMS) Auditing.

• 3+ years’ experience in reading and interpreting technical documents, including prints (GD&T), drawings, and engineering orders.

• Project/Program Management experience

• Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) experience is highly desired, including associated tools such as characteristics matrices, process flow diagrams, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEAs), Control Plans, Measurement System Analysis (MSA), and the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

• Highly skilled user of Microsoft office tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio

• Strong understanding of ASME Y14.5 standard - An understanding of budgets and the estimating process

• Quality assurance related experience in a design and manufacturing environment.

• Familiarity with regulatory requirements, Government/Military contracts, and Aerospace industry experience.

• Military aviation or aircraft modification experience.• National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) experience.


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