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Why John Deere
More power. Lower emissions. Record-setting fuel efficiency. Cleaner air. You make it happen as an employee of John Deere Power Systems. It takes groundbreaking powertrain technologies to satisfy the performance needs and environmental regulations of tomorrow. You’ll meet these challenges as part of a global team working together to integrate engines, drivetrain components and electronics into machines that are worth more than the sum of their parts.
As a member of the John Deere quality engineering team, you will have the opportunity to engage in nearly every facet of our business. You’ll enjoy a diverse range of challenges, gain a wide range of experiences with highly visible projects and initiatives, and have excellent opportunities for professional growth.
What You'll Do
John Deere Power Systems in Waterloo, Iowa  is seeking a Quality Engineer to support the engine assembly/test operations to minimize down time due to any quality concerns/non-conformance.  In addition you will have the opportunity to:
  • Ensure production quality issues are contained and managed.  
  • Perform quality planning functions for new product introduction.
  • Investigate production issues to determine root cause and appropriate corrective action.
  • Participate in teams as the Quality representative for the purchase of new equipment.

What It Takes

We need an excellent communicator who is able to resolve quality issues by determining root cause while working in a cross functional team environment. Ideally you will have a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, related discipline or equivalent work experience. In addition we require the following experience which can be fulfilled through an internship as well as practical experience:
  • Previous manufacturing experience.
  • Previous experience using root cause analysis, problem solving, blue printing and GD&T.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.

A strong candidate will have previous experience in the engine industry, knowledge of SAP and successful experience leading a team.

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
Can you imagine the challenge of a lifetime and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?
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.