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John Deere Global OS Quality Lead in Urbandale, IA, 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 - Urbandale, IA

Function: Quality Engineering

Title: Global OS Quality Lead - 71341

This position is eligible for remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

The Global Operator Station (OS) Quality Lead ensures that OS module teams around the globe have plans to achieve and maintain a distinctive product quality experience for customers. This requires the Global OS Quality Lead to establish and maintain customer data streams and interactive dashboards that give OS module teams insight into the biggest opportunities for improvement in design, manufacturing, and supply base. The Global OS Quality Lead manages the comprehensive quality improvement project portfolio for OS Module Engineering and leads problem resolution teams on systemic issues that cut across business units. As a Global OS Quality Lead for ISG in Urbandale, IA you will:

  • Implement and maintain consistent tools and processes for managing customer quality data

  • Lead conversations in management review forums about global OS plans to sustain a distinctive product quality experience for customers

  • Apply data and analytics to yield insights into our best opportunities for continuous improvement

  • Lead cross functional problem resolution teams

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Professional practice in a product development, continuous improvement, or customer support capacity.

  • Demonstrated application of standard quality tools such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), SPC (Statistical Process Control), Root Cause Analysis, and Inferential Statistics.

  • Project management skills (managing project schedules and risks).

  • Team / Interpersonal skills (ability to lead change and influence without authority).

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes in areas such as assembly, test/verification, welding, injection molding, casting, bending, etc.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in a customer facing role

  • Experience in data analytics

  • Six sigma mastery (practice at the green belt or black belt level)

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Knowledge of drawing and schematic interpretation, product models, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in an engineering or technology 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.

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.