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Supplier Development Engineer

Company: Eaton Corporation
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Eaton's Aerospace Group is currently seeking a Supplier Development Engineer to join our team. This is a remote, home-office position is based in Grand Rapids or Jackson, MI. Position Overview: The Supplier Development Engineer is responsible for the deployment of supplier development and improvement processes across the Eaton Aerospace supply chain to achieve improvement in both quality and delivery performance and enhance supplier capabilities to meet future business needs. Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential-and where you can help us reach ours. In this function you will: Work directly with suppliers where quality or delivery performance, or business risk demands robust corrective action and improvement. Utilize expertise and a wide range of tools to identify and lead improvement actions including Problem Solving, Auditing, Material Management, and Load & Capacity planning. Conduct initial Supplier Site Assessments (SSA) to evaluate risk with New Suppliers prior to their addition to the ASL. Perform capability (Product, Process, Materials Management) assessments and where necessary, Special Process Audits with key suppliers to evaluate the application of advanced quality tools, manufacturing capabilities, material management, and lean maturity. Support the development of subsequent improvement plans and coordinates milestones and completion of actions against an agreed project charter. Assess Production Rate Readiness with suppliers that are undergoing significant industrial transfers to ensure risks are understood and coordinates the timely completion of actions to eliminate supply chain disruption. Actively support supply chain cost-out projects and new product introduction by working closely with suppliers from development through to production launch, ensuring compliance to process, and coordinating on time submission of FAI's or PPAPs as required. Coach suppliers in the deployment of key business processes such as 8D Problem Solving, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), SIOP and Material Management. Monitor performance and communicate expectations and required actions for all assigned suppliers. Support and protect the Business as a Voting Member on Divisional Gate Reviews. Function as a liaison between suppliers and internal functions/plants (Engineering, Quality, Operations etc.) to clarify requirements, facilitate communication and drive accountability for improvement actions. Educate suppliers in Eaton Aerospace internal processes to achieve optimal alignment with Eaton manufacturing plants. Lead cross-functional teams in the development and deployment of effective supplier related policies, processes, and procedures per AS 9100 and customer requirements; lead the deployment and training of both internal and external stakeholders worldwide. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger. Qualifications Required (Basic) Requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering or supply chain management from an accredited institution. Minimum of five (5) years' experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, or Supply Chain. Basic knowledge of quality systems (ISO/TS16949, AS9100), methods and practices including APQP, FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, and PPAP. 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. No relocation is being offered for this role. All candidates considered must live within 50 miles of the Grand Rapids or Jackson, MI location. Preferred Requirements: MBA from an accredited institution. Lead auditor qualification. Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. #LI-EW1 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, 50 % of the Time

Keywords: Eaton Corporation, Irvine , Supplier Development Engineer, Other , Irvine, California

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