Tuesday, November 5, 2013

APQP Senior Quality Engineer/Program Manager

The APQP Senior Quality Engineer/Program Manager will provide quality interface and expertise within the Business Unit globally, establish and maintain quality management systems, which include administration of new product development and launch, prototype manufacturing support, inspection and test, metrology, and early new product development customer relations, and will provide the voice of the Customer in all PROLaunch NPD projects. In addition, this position will perform the role of a program manager on designated STP and NPD projects, and will lead the development and launch of high quality profitable products within the specified customer timeframe.

Essential Functions:

A. Participate in all aspects of product development and launch activities using PROLaunch guidelines for the Business Unit/Global. These efforts are primarily targeted at the identification of customer wants and needs, prototype development, manufacturing process development, inspection and test support, reliability analysis, design review, evaluation of test programs, material testing, inspection plans, and management of quality cost.

B. Actively engage in PROLaunch NPD from gate 0 through phase 3. Lead the hand-off process for the launch activities from Phase 3 to Phase 4 activities with the appropriate manufacturing function. Ensure that the receiving plant functions have all appropriate process documentation. The documentation may include documents such as Prototype Control Plan, DFMEA/PFMEA (as appropriate) Customer Specific Requirements, PPAP requirements, customer specifications, engineering requirements, gaging plans, MSA’s and other appropriate APQP documentation.

C. Provide prototype-manufacturing support by developing inspection and visual standards, analyzing and evaluating process capability, process control plans, out-of-control conditions, and process audits. Lead the Problem Solving process using the regional designated tools such IQS to ensure that customer issues due to product designs are investigated to determine and eliminate causes of quality issues and close out the corrective actions using a cross functional engineering team.

D. Audit New Product Development process (PROLaunch) per audit process to ensure the Quality of Deliverables meet all Eaton and Customer Specific requirements.

E. Coordinate all applicable Business Unit/Global Quality Alerts that need to be issued due to Product Design issues that have a global impact on multiple manufacturing sites. Ensure that the Groups/Corporate Quality Alert process is utilized to facilitate this process.

F. Support the PROLaunch Decision Gate Committee (DGC) and associated compliance processes. Support the Business Unit management team in completion of PROLaunch Assessment process.

G. Provide mentoring support to Quality Engineers in the manufacturing sites within the growth regions to ensure that the individuals are advancing in Quality skill sets and understand Eaton Business System deployment within the Business Unit/Globally

H. Support TS16949 and Eaton Quality System auditing activities and compliance of Quality Management Systems. Participate in internal audits and Fresh Eyes Audits for the Business Unit/Region.

I. Lead the development and completion of the Supplier Component Risk Assessment process that categorizes supplier component procurement risks. Coach the plant quality teams to complete the Supplier APQP tasks and Supplier PPAP’s.

J. Support the Business Unit’s objective in continuous improvement efforts.

K. Complies with the policies, procedures, and expectations outlined by Eaton’s Management System for the Environment, Safety, Security, and Health (MESH) and Quality Management Systems.

L. Program Manager is responsible for the major redesign and launch of a product of similar scope to those with which the operation is already familiar (typically projects with ProLaunch risk classifications of Major Repeater and/or Minor Repeater). Commercial and/or technical risks are significant (such as a new line in a new facility), and customer negotiation may be required

M. Identifies, negotiates for, and mobilizes/manages resources to meet program objectives from concept through launch, including: capacity requirements, manufacturing process planning, launch and employee training. The program manager is jointly responsible for all program deliverables along with their functional team members

N. Coordinates communications, and facilitates to consensus on program direction with internal & external customers, and strategic partners

O. Negotiates to ensure that selected program design is optimized to meet the customer and Eaton’s technical, financial, design, and manufacturing interests

P. Constructs roadmap to ensure key program objectives are met on-time, utilizing project management tools and Pro-Launch Stage-gate process

Position Criteria:

• Knowledge of manufacturing and engineering processes

• Knowledge of Program Management processes and procedures, PMP preferred, pursuit of PMP required

• Strong leadership, organization, and presentation skills

• Ability to negotiate with internal and external customers without direct supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

• Six Sigma Black Belt Certified

• ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

• ISO/TS 16949:2008 Internal Auditor

Required Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor Degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering school

• Minimum of 2 years experience in automotive manufacturing or product development environment

• Quality experience with a working knowledge of blueprint reading, statistical methods, problem solving, international quality standards, and continuous improvement tools

• Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

• No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate geographical area (50 miles) will be considered

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