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John Deere Supplier Quality Engineer in Davenport, Iowa

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Davenport

Function: Quality Engineering

Title: Supplier Quality Engineer - 72360

Your Responsibilities

A s a Supplier Quality Engineer for John Deere Davenport Works located in Davenport, IA, you will:

  • Support daily build operations at the factory

  • Resolve and prevent customer experience/warranty issues and as delivered quality issues by collaborating with suppliers, and product line personnel to drive supplier improvement activities

  • Lead and facilitate meetings with suppliers; Design Reviews; Design, Process, and Assembly Reviews (DPARs); Design and Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (D&PFMEAs); audit Production Part Approval Process (PPAPs); manage NCCA issues and CARs

  • Ensure robust execution of Return Goods Authorization (RGAs); Supplier Change Requests (SCRs); quality plans, and supplier improvement activities as required

  • Work closely with Design Engineering and Supply Management to ensure that all requirements are adequately documented and assigned suppliers are capable to meet requirements

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 2 or more years of experience with designing, integrating, manufacturing or assembling components

  • Experience working in or with a manufacturing or assembly environment

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and document containment, root cause corrective action, and complex machine/material disposition

  • Experience in project management and problem solving to rapidly respond to quality issues

  • Effective communication (both verbal & written) with the ability to lead difficult discussions with all levels of the organization

  • Experience utilizing standard quality tools, (Such as: FMEA, DPAR's, and PPAP's)

  • Ability and willingness to work off-shift hours

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%, both domestic and international

What Makes You Stand Out

  • A self-starter, self-motivated, positive attitude as well as able to identify projects and priorities with minimal supervision

  • Experience with quality tools (such as Six Sigma, Supplier Change Requests, Quality Plans, NCCA, Project Doc, Root Cause Analysis, etc.)

  • Experience developing and improving local and international suppliers to drive robust product, processes, and controls

  • Hands on audit experience (JDS-G223, Process Verification Audits, Special Process Audits, etc.)

  • Experience with Control Plans, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Pareto analysis, Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)

  • 2 or more years of experience in one of the following areas: Design, Product Validation, Manufacturing, or Quality

Education

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degrees are preferred) or relevent engineering experience.

    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 here (http://www.deere.com/en/our-company/john-deere-careers/why-john-deere/) to 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.

    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 or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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