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Supplier Quality Engineer (m/f)

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Waterloo, Wielkopolskie, PL, 50704

Company: John Deere

Welcome to John Deere, the leading innovator of agricultural, forestry, construction, lawn and grounds care equipment supported by comprehensive parts and financial services solutions. With around 70,000 employees worldwide, we develop and produce connected and technologically advanced machines with a total sales of $35,5 billion. By joining us you grow individually and become a key contributor in managing the biggest global challenge: supplying 7 billion people with food, clothing and infrastructure. 


Due to the development of John Deere Polska Business Service Center in Poznan we are currently seeking candidates for the position of:


Supplier Quality Engineer (m/f)


As a Supplier Quality Engineer at John Deere Power Systems you will be responsible for Advanced Product Quality Planning(APQP) for complex engine components (After Treatment).


In addition, you will:

• Provide quality planning, control, and improvement support for product development teams, manufacturing teams, supply management, manufacturing and distribution organizations to ensure John Deere product quality meets the customer’s expectations

• Apply quality tools within the Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP)

• Support the application of quality tools with key suppliers as an integral element of quality planning

• Work with suppliers to investigate product quality problems, determine root cause, analyze data and ensure implementation

 of corrective actions to reduce non-value waste resulting from non-conformance, scrap or reclaim

• Work with suppliers to develop preventive actions to ensure quality expectations are met

• Lead consistent assessment of supplier’s quality systems

• Conduct audits of potential new suppliers and their quality systems


What Skills You Need:

• Advanced English

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence without authority

• Ability to work in cross functional teams

• Experience drawing and schematic interpretation, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

• Ability work independently, to stay on top of current business conditions to prioritize projects, multitask and meet deadlines

• Experience with standard quality tools such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), SPC (Statistical Process Control), Root Cause Analysis, Statistics

• Experience with advanced data gathering and analysis techniques, including statistical


• Effective writing skills, including grammatical usage, persuasive copy and style

• Experience in engineering areas: industrial, production, design, manufacturing, quality or warehousing and distribution

• Ability and willingness to travel up to 30%, including domestic and international


The position requires also:

• Four or more years of experience using quality management principles, tools and processes

• Bachelor's degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline

• Training in and experience using six sigma principles and practices

• Cross-functional work experience in major areas such as: product engineering, supply management, quality or manufacturing operations

• Experience utilizing standard quality tools (such as DPARs, PPAPs, Control Plans, Pareto analysis, Gage Repeatability

and Reproducibility (GR&R))

• Experience in technical cleanliness practices

• Knowledge of International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements ISO9001/QS9000/TS16949

• Experience with engine components and/or After Treatment/Experience with engine component, machining, and fasteners

Is a plus


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