Eaton Corporation Quality Manager in Lincoln, Illinois

Eaton’s Residential Wiring Devices division is looking to hire a Quality Manager. The Quality Manager would be based out of our Lincoln, IL facility.

Position Overview:

The Lincoln Plant is a part of Eaton's Residential Wiring Devices Division, in the Electrical Group, and manufactures power distribution devices with residential applications. The devices produced include load center, metering devices and air conditioning disconnects. The processes used in manufacturing include metal fabrication, powder coating paint and assembly.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain favorable economic balance between quality costs and divisional profits insuring that the manufactured product quality and reliability levels produce the best return on dollars invested in quality.

  • Promote quality and motivate people to perform and produce to the best of their ability with regard to quality.

  • Specify quality assurance equipment and methods used to evaluate parts and products in production and product problem analysis in defect evaluation.

  • Prepare and implement quality assurance, inspection and testing procedures insuring control of product is maintained, using latest technology.

  • Prepares the annual budget for the department and assists other departments in their budget preparation.

  • Appraises employee performance and administers salaries. Develops employees through training and motivation.

  • Develops annual objectives for the department and reviews with department personnel and manager periodically.

  • Approve release for production of new products after assuring product meets electrical, mechanical and safety UL, customer and division specifications.

  • Evaluate field quality complaints and direct necessary follow-up with corrective action equitable to both customer and Eaton Corporation developing the necessary documentation to support the quality control activities.

  • Assist in vendor quality capability audits recommending action to be taken to improve vendor quality or excluding vendor from preferred vendor list.

  • Coordinate and implement levels of quality to meet expectation of customers from product design through manufacturing processes.

  • Direct special quality assurance projects to improve manufacturing processes and test performances. Communicate changes to all functions to make certain that proper reviews, such environmental health and safety, are conducted.

  • Oversee ISO 9001 and Eaton Business Excellence Certification processes to maintain certification status.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 5 years experience in manufacturing including time in a quality role.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a leadership role

  • Authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge and background in ISO standards and procedures as well as UL standards and procedures.

  • Strong knowledge of statistical process control. Strong knowledge of electrical distribution products and markets is also required.

  • Strong written and personal communication skills with individuals in all areas in required.

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: Quality

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG RWDD Residential Wiring Devices Div

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 United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time