Eaton Corporation Senior APQP Lead Engineer - Project Leader in Queretaro, Mexico

This position acts as the voice of Quality as a core team member on PROLaunch New Product Development and Standard Transition Process teams & local Change Management process (MCO). As well as responsible to complete all project deliverables assigned to the Manufacturing APQP Quality function, including standard AIAG Advanced Product Quality Planning documents. This role works to ensure AIAG requirements for Advanced Product Quality.

  • Core team member on PROLaunch NPD and STP teams & local Change Management (MCO).

  • Lead APQP Deliverables as assigned on each NPD or STP team, including the following examples: Special Characteristics determination, PFMEA, Control Plans, MSA, Customer Requirements, Eaton Manufacturing PPAP, Early Production Containment

  • Act as the quality APQP lead on PROLaunch teams

  • Act as the representative of the entire Quality function on the PROLaunch NPD and STP teams, functionally direct additional quality resources only as required to support the projects: Supplier Quality Engineers, Customer Quality Support, Region Quality Manager, Plant Quality Manager and Engineers, etc.

  • Lead cross-functional teams on projects to improve the APQP compliance on current products, across multiple manufacturing plants. Examples include Special Characteristic capability improvement, standardization of methods for APQP documents, such as PFMEA and Control Plans, or standardization on approaches, such as MSA and PPAP

  • Participate as a Quality Management System (QMS) Fresh Eyes auditor each year.

  • Lead Launch Readiness Reviews for critical programs and administer Corrective Action Process for business units as needed.

  • Serve as liaison between Project Management (Divisional & Local), assuring activity matrix Work Package Approval (WPA) for Quality Function & Gates review process.


  • Bachelor Degree (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Quality, or related field)

  • Experience in similar position in the Metal Mechanic Industry

  • Machined Component Product knowledge

  • +5 Years Manufacturing process knowledge

  • Understanding of AIAG tools, statistical tools, and analysis


  • MSA

  • Process Capability

  • Control Plans

  • Gage Plans

  • Run@Rate

  • AIAG PPAP requirements

  • Statistical Process Control

  • Able to travel to USA (Valid Visa and Passport is a must)

  • Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ) - Preferred

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification

  • Red X Certification - Desirable

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Job: Quality

Region: Latin America

Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time