Quality Engineer
John Deere - East Moline, IL

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Why John Deere

The John Deere Agricultural and Turf division touches every corner of the globe. If it’s green and growing, chances are John Deere has a hand in it. Our products provide complete solutions, whether it’s to nurture seeds into a bountiful crop, beautify our parks, carpet our golf courses or taking care of the lawns and gardens that surround our homes. Join John Deere--a proven business leader--and watch your potential grow.

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

At John Deere Harvester (Combines and Front End Equipment) in East Moline, IL our

Quality Engineer

uses Quality tools consistent with Quality Processes to enable the focus on prevention by identifying and performing activities to minimize risk. You will investigate product and process quality related issues on the factory floor and recommend changes to control plans and/or prints. In addition, you will:

Provide required data and analysis to support timely and accurate solutions to quality issues.

Use and promote Six Sigma methods and tools to facilitate resolution of recurring internal quality issues.

Input and maintain information in factory databases and systems.

Drive PPM reduction through reviews, investigations and corrective actions.

Follow activities with suppliers for supplier quality issues.

Present and manage daily production reporting for Quality.

What It Takes

We need an excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. Ideally, you will have a Bachelor's degree in a Business/Management, Engineering/Technology, Science or Math discipline, or equivalent experience. In addition, we require:

3 or more years of experience in a quality position.

Working knowledge of standard quality tools such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), SPC (Statistical Process Control), and Root Cause Analysis.

Knowledge of product models (e.g. Pro/E or CAD), GD&T, welding blue prints and assembly drawings.

Experience in use of statistical tools/analysis and techniques for quality management.

Experience using the 8D Non-conformance Corrective Action process.

A strong candidate will also have:
Experience with sheetmetal manufacturing processes

Experience working in a union shop environment.

Demonstrated team leadership and mentoring experience.

ASQ certification as a QE and/or Black Belt.

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.



Quality Engineering

Primary Location


United States-Illinois-East Moline



Agricultural Equipment






Day Job

Job Posting


Jan 29, 2013, 2:00:00 AM