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Quality Assurance Engineer

Date:  Mar 25, 2024

Assumption, IL, US

Brand:  Grain & Protein
Workplace Type:  Onsite

Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer

Department: Quality (Assumption)                            

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Quality Mgr.


Job Summary

Support the Assumption plant Quality initiatives tied to process and product quality, including utilization of the AGCO Quality Systems (AQS).  Ensure the Quality, Operations and cross-functional teams work together cohesively to improve the customer experience.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and drive continuous improvement while collaborating with Operations, Engineering and Materials teams.
  • Identify and resolve problems, utilizing the internal CAR process.
  • Investigate customer complaints and troubleshoot warranty/customer return items.
  • Conduct Quality data reporting and escalation.
  • Support development of new product and engineering designs.
  • Aid in development and use of AQS tools such as:  Control Plans, Employee Evaluation/Training Plans, Quality Gates, Quality Circles, Defects Worksheets, Poka-Yoke Concepts, Final Inspection, Quality Boards, Incoming Goods Inspection Plans, Statistical Process Control, Process Capability Study and Measurement Systems Analysis.
  • Schedule and complete product and process audits.

Safety Responsibilities

Employees/temporary employees are responsible for individual compliance with all safety rules, policies and procedures.  Associate responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Comply with all safety rules, policies and procedures.
  • Report any unsafe practices and/or conditions to their supervisor.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) and report any defective PPE.
  • Report all near-misses, incidents, injuries, illnesses, including mobile equipment or property damage.
  • Participation in the site Safety and Health Program.

Essential skills


Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Technical Field.


Qualifications and Experience


    • Minimum of two years of experience in a quality role within a manufacturing environment. 
    • Experience in quality management systems.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, managers and across departments.
    • Experience in quality system audits.
    • Experience with Electrical Assy. and Mechanical Assy. processes.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.


    • Experience with metal fabrication.
    • Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
    • Demonstrated experience working with contract manufacturers, suppliers or distributors.
    • Familiarity with AIAG APQP and PPAP process & tools.
    • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works with and near large machinery and equipment daily. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee is exposed to a variety of extreme conditions including temperatures ranging from 40°F to 105°F. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.


Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or craw and frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands or arms. The employee must be able to stand for up to twelve hours per day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The employee must wear personal protective equipment (i.e. eye protection, respirator, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves, sleeves, etc.).



Willingness to travel when required.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications



AAP/EEO Statement

AGCO is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of inappropriate or unlawful conduct on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or other protected group status as provided by law.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Smart Solutions

Our five grain and protein brands help our customers manage seeds and grains, protect animal health and improve productivity. GSI and Cimbria offer advanced, integrated systems that make storing, conditioning, moving, and managing grain and seed easier and more profitable. Cumberland and AP leverage the latest high-tech solutions to improve poultry and swine production, including state-of-the-art climate control, biosecurity, and feeding systems. And Tecno’s innovative layer housing helps egg producers protect the well-being of their birds and achieve better results.

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