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John Deere Supplier Quality Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

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

Function: Quality Engineering

Title: Supplier Quality Engineer - 77216

Your Responsibilities

As a Supplier Quality Engineer for John Deere Waterloo Drivetrain Operations located in Waterloo, Iowa, you will perform quality planning on raw steel and forgings for current products, including running changes, supplier change requests, cost reduction, and CI part improvements. In addition, you will:

  • Lead and facilitate quality solutions for urgent shop floor and customer issues, focusing on permanent corrective actions and preventing recurrences through implementation of systemic corrective actions.

  • Execute Design Process and Assembly Reviews (DPARs), print reviews, FGR’s and design reviews of new/current products including the definition of product and process key characteristics.

  • Use Six Sigma quality tools including Failure Modes & Effects Analysis and 8D methodology to ensure the identification of quality failure concerns for externally manufactured parts and assemblies.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Three or more years of experience with quality management, manufacturing processes and/or tooling and gage design.

  • Two or more years of experience with both raw and machined cast iron, steel and forging manufacturing standards, processes, and controls.

  • Two or more years of experience with standard quality management principles and tools (such as FMEA, SPC, Root Cause, Control Plans, Gauge R&R, MSA and Capability Studies).

  • Two or more years of experience reading and interpreting complex part drawings, including functional knowledge of GD&T.

  • Two or more years of experience in advanced data gathering and analysis techniques, including statistical analysis.

  • Two or more years of experience in driving a closed loop corrective action process, including rigorous root cause analysis.

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

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% (both domestic and international).

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Functional experience in application of machining principles, processes, standards, and controls.

  • Functional knowledge/experience in project management; including effectively facilitating, leading, and managing cross functional teams

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


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

  • Bachelor of Arts /Science in a Manufacturing Technology or Engineering discipline.

    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.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. 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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.