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Supplier Quality Engineer

Date: Aug 17, 2022

Location: Dubuque, Iowa, US, 52001

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


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


Your Responsibilities


As a Supplier Quality Engineer for John Deere Dubuque Works located in Dubuque, IA, you will support daily build operations at the factory. In addition, you will...


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


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • 2 or more years of experience working in or with a manufacturing or assembly environment
  • 2 or more years of experience of demonstrated ability to lead and document containment, root cause corrective action, and complex machine/material disposition
  • Knowledge of drawing and schematic interpretation, product models, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • 2 or more years of experience utilizing standard quality tools, (Such as: FMEA, DPAR's, and PPAP's)
  • 2 or more years of 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

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with supplier 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



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)

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 extend 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 and 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.


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