Eaton Corporation Supplier Development Engineer in Reynosa, Mexico

Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is currently seeking a Supplier Development Engineer.

Position Overview :

This role is responsible for supplier quality systems/manufacturing capability assessment, Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP), and on-going performance improvement of suppliers in terms of quality, delivery, continuous

improvement, and operational alignment with Eaton manufacturing plants and SCM organization.

Essential Responsibilities :

  • Perform supplier capability assessments as related to quality systems, process controls, manufacturing capabilities, and

lean maturity.

  • Publish audit report outlining non-conformities, opportunities for improvement, and work closely with suppliers to plan /

implement appropriate and timely corrective actions.

  • Actively support supply chain cost-out projects in leading Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) process with

suppliers, manufacturing plants, and engineering for on-time PPAP submission approval.

  • Educate suppliers in Eaton supplier performance expectation per Eaton Supplier Excellence Manual (SEM). Train

suppliers in the deployment of quality systems tools and techniques such as 8D problem solving, Process Capability

Study, FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, PPAP, and Continuous Improvement in terms of material flow. Educate suppliers in

Eaton internal processes to achieve optimal alignment with Eaton manufacturing plants, engineering centers, and supplier

chain organization.

  • Lead internal 8D problem solving team related to defective purchase components. Work closely with suppliers, Eaton

manufacturing plant, engineering, and supply chain organization in root cause analysis and timely interim and permanent

corrective actions implementation.

  • Lead cross-functional teams in development and deployment of consistent supplier quality related policies, processes,

and procedures per ISO/TS 16949. Lead training sessions in educating all users worldwide.

  • Support and lead process improvement activities with suppliers which will lead to improved efficiency, cycle time

reduction, quality & delivery improvement and cost reductions.

  • Help plants / buyers in the proper use of WISPER application and timely resolution of data integrity issues

  • Lead in publishing & communicating progress against SCM goals and facilitate improvements.

  • Work as liaison between suppliers and internal functions/plants (Engineering, Plants, Operations, etc.) to clarify

requirements, eliminate confusion, and improve definition of requirements.

QualificationsBasic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution is required

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Quality, Supplier Quality and/or Supplier Development

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Manufacturing

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Masters of Science

  • 3+ years experience in Supplier Development

  • 3+ years experience in Project Management

  • Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)

  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)

  • Six Sigma Green or Black-Belt

Position Criteria :

  • Knowledge of quality systems, methods and practices; ISO/TS 16949, APQP, FMEA, Control Plan, MSA, and PPAP

  • Knowledge and experience with manufacturing processes: Castings, Precision Machining, and Stamping

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams

  • Self-Starter with ability to drive improvement, meet timelines and objectives

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Latin America

Organization: HYD Hydraulics 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