Engineer Quality II

Ankeny, IA 50023

Posted: 08/22/19 Employment Type: 12+ Months Industry: Other Job Number: JDJP00020446



Provides quality planning, control, and improvement support for product development teams, manufacturing engineering, supply management, and manufacturing and/or distribution organizations to assure John Deere product quality meets the customers' expectations. This includes the application of quality tools within the Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP), Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP) and Customer Support Process (CSP). Also supports application of quality tools with key suppliers as an integral element of quality planning. Duties: Participates on PDP (Product Delivery Process) teams as the Quality representative, ensuring quality activities and plans are formulated and followed. Engages in applying/leading Quality tools in Product Delivery Process (PDP) teams. Encourages early interaction of both customer and supplier input to team activities. Participates in Design Process and Assembly Reviews (DPARs), print reviews, and design reviews of new products. Monitors and facilitates quality activities for part approval, verifies manufacturing processes (control plans, assembly instructions) and confirms process capability. Uses quality tools and practices to establish approval criteria to ensure the identification of quality failure concerns for both internal and external manufactured parts and assemblies. An example is Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA). Investigates unit quality related issues and concerns related to product and processes, gathers and analyzes data, resolves/facilitates resolution and implements corrective action. Engages in applying/leading Quality tools on Customer Support Process (CSP), Continuous Improvement (CI),and/or Value Improvement (VI) teams. Executes John Deere Quality Control Plan where implemented. Investigates product quality problems, determines root cause for quality problems, gathers and analyzes data and implements corrective action to reduce or eliminate non-value waste resulting from non-conformances, scrap or reclaim. Assists in identifying, communicating and resolving supplier quality problems. Engages in supplier quality plan formulation as necessary. Conducts audits of new and existing suppliers to determine manufacturing capability and adherence to accepted quality practices. Drives prevention actions. Facilitates and writes quality procedures for the purpose of maintaining/updating the factory quality system and supports quality system audits, reviews results with audit team, and participates in management review meetings. Provides training and/or supervision to co-workers, inspectors, technicians and auditors on quality procedures and tools to monitor critical processes to assure consistent control and/or to implement cost-saving ideas to improve our products to meet customer expectations.


Position Title


PDP Quality Engineer

Specific Position Requirements


Visa sponsorship is not available, now or in the near future, for this position.
1st shift starting at 7:00 AM. Occasional OT and weekends
Safety shoes with internal metatarsal protection are required
Recent or upcoming grads will be accepted.
JOB DUTIES: •Participate, generate, validate, facilitate and/or conduct Quality Plan Levels, Design Reviews, System, Design, Process FMEAS, Design Process and Assembly Reviews, Gage R&Rs and Capability studies for components and assemblies •Prepare process/ assembly control plans •Review and approve PPAPs •Support virtual and physical builds •Perform Routing Quality Assessments (RQA) and Process Quality Assessments (PQA) for virtual and pre-production builds •Prepare audit and inspection plans and audit check sheets •Create and approve temporary deviations •Create NCCAs for all required corrective action requests derived from various quality planning activities and various build events •Execute problem solving tools (3L5Y root cause analysis, Fishbone, Critical to Quality, etc.). 

Required Skills: We need an excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering/ Technology discipline, or equivalent work experience.
•Knowledge of quality tools such as FMEAs, DPARs, Control Plans, PPAPs •Experience with GD&T and blue print reading •Experience with Microsoft Office tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access •Ability to work flexible hours during physical build times (i.e. longer shifts and/or weekends). •Ability to travel for field trips, domestically, up to 25% *


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