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John Deere Quality Auditor OFP in Santa Catarina, Mexico

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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.

Title: Quality Auditor OFP

Primary Location: Mexico (MX) - Nuevo León IJD Santa Catarina

Function: Quality Engineering

John Deere is a foremost leader in the ag equipment business, and we continue to put a solid stamp on other industries. For over 150 years, the company’s portfolio of groundbreaking products has grown to include industries related to and outside of agriculture, including Turf, Construction and Forestry and Wind Technologies. The image of John Deere is no longer that of a signature green tractor meandering across a field; it’s been replaced with an image of acceleration, swift progress, and innovative leaping toward the company’s 200th year. The product line alone serves as proof with advances in machine performance, equipment automation, fleet management, and John Deere’s ongoing investment in emerging markets.

Note: All candidates should have their tax situation certificate (Constancia de Siituación Fiscal) up to date to be eligible for the hiring process.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Designs, plans and performs verifications for parts, assemblies or products appearance, dimension and functionality according to inspection plans, engineering standards and blue prints for manufactured and purchased material of high complexity. Improves quality activities by using quality systems with a complete scope and depth.

  • May program coordinate measuring machines.

  • May work direct wage inspectors. (Experience at the Quality Tech II job with an overall knowledge of product functionality, engineering specifications, and manufacturing processes and a technical degree or equivalent experience).

  • Facilitates, validates and audits the quality processes for the complex manufacturing processes such as heat treat, multiple step machining and assembly.

  • Performs quality verifications, audits and complex special investigations

What Skills You Need:

  • Designs, plans and performs parts, assemblies or product appearance, dimension and functionality verifications according to the inspection plans, engineering standards, programming, using the most complex measuring systems.

  • Plans, develops and reports process quality audits. Investigates audit findings related issues. Gathers and keeps data regarding investigations.

  • Analyzes databases, draws conclusions, summarizes reports, suggests and implements corrective actions to improve or solve medium-high complex problems. Acts as a liaison between quality organization and all other areas.

  • Follows-up on the accomplishment of corrective and preventative actions.

  • Participates and supports quality planning and formulates quality plans for new products or major current product changes within the Product Delivery and Order Fulfillment Processes.

  • Performs special investigations of medium-high complexity for both internal and external (warranty claims) quality problems to get data, find root causes and suggest solutions or engineering changes.

  • Assists supervisor in coordinating work direction of lower-level technicians and/or wage inspectors.

  • Coordinate and participates in trainings with the technicians.

What Makes You Stand Out:

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

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes (thermal cutting, welding, paint, machining, press break, etc.,)

  • Ability to use standard desktop load applications such as Microsoft Office plus intranet and internet functions, and Power apps.

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

  • Knowledge of 8D’s methodology and quality systems

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

  • Knowledge of industry standards for dimension and tolerancing, weld symbols, etc.

  • Knowledge of statistical software (Minitab, SPSS, etc.,)


  • Degree in Mechatronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical engineering, or equivalent experience

  • Bilingual (Spanish and English)

Inclusive Leadership feed the Worlds

The World is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructure in villages, towns, and megacities. We believe by strengthening the diversity of our workforce, we can give everyone their chance to leap forward. That´s why we celebrate diversity , champion equity, and promote inclusiveness so every employee can make the greatest impact as their true self.

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.

John Deere--a proven business leader-- watch your potential grow.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 14 business days and unposted when a qualified pool of candidates is achieved.

Candidates must have the necessary work permits to work in the country.