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John Deere Quality Engineer in Dubuque, 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 - Dubuque

Function: Quality Engineering

Title: Quality Engineer - 75569

Your Responsibilities

As a Quality Engineer for John Deere Dubuque Works located in Dubuque, IA, you will support assembly in the Backhoe Module. In addition, you will:

  • Use data to investigate, contain and resolve quality issues through root cause identification

  • Work with cross functional teams to design inherent quality validation into processes

  • Lead quality planning and execution discussions (PMFEA, Control Plan, QIT) and maintain historical performance documentation and metrics for team

  • Execute engineering workflow activities to support design and process changes

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of Quality experience

  • Work experience involving hands on use of quality tools, such as FMEA, SPC, Root Cause Analysis, DPAR, PPAP, DMAIC, Six Sigma and 8D Problem Solving

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with salaried and wage personnel in a team environment

  • Knowledge of basic data analysis techniques (e.g. pareto charts, histograms, pie and bar charts and control plans)

  • Knowledge of drawing and schematic interpretation, product models, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

  • A self-starter with the ability to execute a variety of tasks with little supervision

  • Experience with Change Management processes

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 3 or more years of experience exhibiting technical aptitude in one of the following areas: hydraulics, powertrain, structures, electrical and/or manufacturing processes

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Demonstrated team leadership and mentoring experiences

  • Direct experience in one or more related engineering areas: manufacturing, industrial, methods, reliability, design, warehousing and distribution

  • Experience with MPPlanner

  • Programming language experience (Python, SQL, etc.)


Ideally, you will have a degree or 5 or more years of equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology

    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 ( 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.