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Quality Engineer

Date: Jan 6, 2023

Location: Davenport, Iowa, US, 52809

Company: John Deere

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.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Davenport  
Function: Quality Engineering
Title: Quality Engineer - 93149
Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As a Quality Engineer for John Deere Davenport Works in Davenport, IA, a premiere factory for the Construction and Forestry Division, you will engage with our workforce to overcome operational difficulties (assembly), work with a cross- functional team to execute continuous improvement projects and contribute to the overall One Davenport team. You will join a dynamic team and operate in a challenging production environment where valuing others, diversity and inclusion are critical to the success of our team and business. In addition, you will:         


  • Participate in start- up meetings and production meetings     
  • Identify opportunities and implement continuous improvement projects in support of departmental quality goals     
  • Communicate with the Natural Work Group and leadership to understand problems, propose and execute solutions, and provide updates     
  • Manage production quality control plans (inspection checklists, inspector work content and expectations, manufacturing process control plan steps in MES system)    
  • Leverage and implement technology to improve our access to and utilization of data to drive business improvement
  • Design and implement manufacturing process monitoring and risk mitigation solutions    
  • Support and lead cross- functional teams
  • Train new Operators to ensure that they are successful in their manufacturing method to achieve our Safety, Quality, Delivery and Efficiency goals
  • Assist in the investigation and resolution of warranty and customer field issues
  • Foster a positive work environment through employee engagement activities, communications and a strong say: do ratio


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.   

What Skills You Need


  • Experience in one of the following areas: Industrial Engineering, Operations, Design, Manufacturing or Quality     
  • Experience using and applying quality tools
  • Original thinking, with an ability to identify problems and generate creative solutions     
  • Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully, eliminating problems at their root     
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work effectively, adapting for changing conditions     
  • Effective interpersonal skills for navigating challenging situations and communicating collaborating effectively     
  • Ability to create and thrive in an inclusive and collaborative team environment  
  • Experience supporting a fast- paced shop floor manufacturing environment

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience using and applying tools including Failure Modes Effect Analysis, Root Cause Analysis and/or Non-Conformance Corrective Action systems     
  • Experience initiating and managing changes to drive improvements     
  • Experience with quality process/systems improvement projects
  • Experience learning and applying technology, systems, data mining and analysis tools to drive business improvements     
  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES) or MPP/JDAAT knowledge and experience  



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


  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline or equivalent work 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 while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:


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


Click Here 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.


The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.



ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried Employees and The John Deere Benefit Plan for Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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