John Deere OFP Commodity Quality Engineer-Metal Fabrication in Waterloo, Iowa

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Waterloo

Function: Quality Engineering

Title: OFP Commodity Quality Engineer-Metal Fabrication - 51518

Your Responsibilities

As an OFP Commodity Quality Engineer-Metal Fabrication for John Deere Waterloo Works located in Waterloo, IA, you will perform Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and manage assigned commodity, suppliers, and associated activities for Model Year change and continuous improvement projects. In addition, you will:

  • Engage in applying and leading Quality tools in Product Delivery Process (PDP) teams

  • Schedule, lead, and manage Design Process and Assembly Reviews (DPARs), pFMEA review, print reviews, and design reviews of purchased parts

  • Communicate APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) expectations to the suppliers, and hold them accountable to manage timely execution of their quality plans, review and approve through the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

  • Identify, communicate and resolve supplier quality problems

  • Drive problem resolution and prevention actions through NCCA (Corrective Action process)

  • Conduct audits of new and existing suppliers to determine manufacturing capability and adherence to accepted quality practices (Process verification Audits and Special Process Audits)

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

  • 2 or more years of experience with quality management and manufacturing processes

  • Experience utilizing quality tools (pFMEA, control plans, design review, Gauge R&R, and PPAP)

  • Working knowledge of part print interpretation, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, corrective action and preventive action

  • Effective skills in facilitating, leading, and managing small teams and projects. Strong teamwork and collaboration skills

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with metal fabrication: welding, laser cutting, and stamping

  • Proficient with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, SAP, cProject and statistical programs

  • ASQ certifications such as CQE, CSSGB and/or CSSBB

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in 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.