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John Deere Tactical Quality Engineer in Moline, Iowa

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

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

Function: Quality Engineering

Title: Tactical Quality Engineer - 73298

Your Responsibilities

As a Tactical Quality Engineer for John Deere Waterloo Works located in Waterloo, IA, you will be accountable for working within the manufacturing business unit to ensure supplied parts meet quality requirements and coordinate inspection, containment and rework as required. In addition, you will:

  • Work with suppliers to ensure quality requirements are met

  • Support 24-hour containment of supplier quality issues with the business unit.

  • Coordinate significant containment activities with the business unit to ensure containment is complete

  • Drive corrective action initiation and closure for recurrences significantly affecting First Pass Yield resulting in line down time or significant repair

  • Manage nonconforming reject material and provide support to the business unit

  • Manage proper disposition and action of data related to supplier quality using SAP

  • Support warranty initiatives driven from low-hour warranty and Quality Improvement Teams (QIT)

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 1 or more years of technical or engineering background

  • 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • 2 years of experience with problem solving, project management and data analysis

  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to work flexible hours to support business operations

  • Strong computer skills, including experience with SAP, Microsoft Excel and Outlook

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Knowledge of drawing and schematic interpretation, product models, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

  • Experience in the quality organization or experience using quality tools (root cause, SPC, PFMEA, control plans, etc)

  • Proficient in the use of NCCA (Non-Conforming Corrective Action) and 8D problem resolution processes


A degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline or equivalent work experience in a Quality Engineering position

    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.