Website John Deere

Quality Engineer Job Highlights

Title Quality Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Quality Assurance
Location Waterloo, IA, United States
Company John Deere

Company Profile

John Deere provides advanced products, technology, and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction. Further, it helps those who cultivate, transform, harvest, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s increasing need for fuel, shelter, food, and infrastructure. Making sure there is enough food, fiber, and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Quality Engineer for John Deere Tractor Cab Assembly Operations.

The position will support the factory manufacturing operations to improve business performance.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent from a college or university

Work Experience

  • Experience implementing change in a production environment through negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Experience in the use of and applying quality tools such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), SPC (Statistical Process Control), and Root Cause Analysis
  • Experience in the use of manufacturing information systems (SAP, MP Planner, Creo, JDAAT, JD Tester/RTT/EDAT)
  • Experience with formal NCCA (Non-Conformance Corrective Action) processes


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and lead inter-factory liaison quality execution
  • Collect, analyze, and execute assembly control plans and data streams
  • Develop, innovate, or improve Quality tools that support the business
  • Investigate product and process defects for root cause and corrective action recommendation
  • Lead tactical Order Fulfillment Process responsibilities for the business
  • Mentor and develop Quality team members
  • Reinforce published policies and procedures
  • Support Development and Execution of Order Fulfillment Process Quality Initiatives
  • Support external regulatory audit (ISO)
  • Support introduction of new products and current product change control
  • Support quality planning activities


  • Ability to lead and facilitate large meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills

Desired Qualifications

  • ASQ or Six Sigma Training or certifications
  • Controlled manufacturing experience in manufacturing engineering, supply management, quality engineering, or operations
  • Experience implementing change in a production environment through negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Experience in working with inter-factory teams
  • Experience using advanced quality tools aligned with ASQs Book of Knowledge
  • Experience with Ag equipment applications
  • Experience with Data Analytics tools (PowerBI, Tableau, SQL, etc.)
  • Extensive systems and product knowledge of large agricultural equipment and weld fabrication


  • Adoption assistance
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Employee Purchase Plan and numerous discount programs for personal use
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution to the Health Savings Account
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings and Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Tuition assistance

Employer’s Statement

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 a disability.

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