Quality Engineer at John Deere

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Waterloo, Iowa

Job Description:

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

Primary Location: United States (US)- Iowa- Waterloo
Function: Quality Engineering
Title: Quality Engineer- 77157

This is a variable shift position.

Your Responsibilities

As a Quality Engineer for John Deere Waterloo Works located in Waterloo, IA, you will support variable shift production by leveraging a variety of quality tools and processes to ensure product quality performance exceeds customer expectations. You will also lead quality improvement initiatives and drive customer warranty improvement projects.

In addition you will

  • Lead OFP issue resolution in a fast-paced assembly environment while driving improvement through various quality initiatives including QIT, PFMEA, DPQ, and Six Sigma projects
  • Plan, organize and execute quality initiatives in your area of responsibility, including leading cross-functional, cross-departmental projects
  • Lead, coach, and mentor other Quality Engineers across multiple DTA departments
  • Monitor, analyze and investigate warranty claim information and determine appropriate corrective action to support warranty goals
  • Leverage structured problem-solving and statistical skills to solve complex production and customer warranty problems
  • Lead Quality Improvement Team and support Continuous Improvement Teams including Operational Excellence
  • Manage PFMEA activity, control plan development and execution
  • Manage NCCA's and report metrics to communicate the status and success of your work area

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of experience in a quality, manufacturing, or production environment
  • Demonstrated team leadership and ability to influence others through all stages of issue resolution
  • Experience gathering, analyzing, and presenting data to make decisions, including the use of statistical tools
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and make decisions in high pressure situations
  • Ability to read and interpret complex part drawings, including functional knowledge of GD&T
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workload, including task and project management experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with external stakeholders to resolve issues
  • 2 or more years of experience using statistical tools including root cause analysis

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 2 or more years of experience in a precision assembly environment
  • Product knowledge related to drivetrain assemblies
  • Experience with Power BI, Tableau, or Minitab software


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts /Science ina Manufacturing Technology or Engineering discipline.

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click hereto find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Nearest Major Market: Waterloo
Job Segment: Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Project Manager, Six Sigma, Engineering, Technology, Management

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