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John Deere Quality Engineer in Horicon, United States

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) - Wisconsin - Horicon

Function: Quality Engineering

Title: Quality Engineer - 70363

Your Responsibilities

As a Quality Engineer at John Deere Horicon Works in Horicon, Wisconsin, you will investigate manufacturing related quality problems and coordinate issue containment actions with Assembly Operations and/or the supplier. In addition you will:

  • Investigate quality issues related to product and processes, gather and analyze data to determine root cause, document in NCCA system and implement corrective action.

  • Use quality tools and practices to establish approval criteria to ensure the identification of quality concerns.

  • Monitor and facilitate quality activities for part approval, verify manufacturing processes and confirm process capability.

  • Generate quality related reports for monitoring metrics.

  • Provide work direction to inspectors and auditors on containment, quality procedures and tools to monitor critical processes.

  • Assist in writing quality procedures for maintaining/updating the factory quality system and supports quality system audits, review results with audit team and participates in management review meetings.

  • Help to identify Continuous Improvement projects (CI)

  • Start shift time no later than 6:30 AM to match production line schedules

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 2 or more years of related experience which may include manufacturing, quality engineering or supply management in a design/manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of standard quality tools (Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Root Cause Analysis, 8D, Statistics)

  • Ability to lead with minimal supervision to aggressively solve quality issues

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Excellent facilitation skills

  • Must work well within a team environment

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with riding lawn equipment or utility vehicle production processes and organization (medium)

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment (stamping, welding, paint, assembly) (medium)

  • Knowledge of SAP-PAG (medium)

  • Knowledge of John Deere Equipment (medium)

  • Knowledge of Pro-E, Creo, Creo-View (low)

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing (low)


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

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field 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. 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.