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Backshop Quality Manager

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Hesston, KS, US

Company: AGCO


Quality Manager - Backshop


Who We Are Looking For:

The Quality Manager – Backshop plays a key part in developing and enhancing quality systems to ensure continuous improvement of the quality of component manufacturing.  Additionally, the Quality Manager – Backshop will be responsible for working cross-functionally with other internal departments to resolve any quality issues that arise.

What You Will Do:

  • Manage Value Stream Quality Engineers and their work, helping them interpret the data gathered to provide direction for quality activities 
  • Create and implement process improvement projects across the manufacturing value streams using various methodologies including a Quality Network and Kaizen activities
  • Provide expert level knowledge and coaching of structured problem-solving tools (8D, 5why, FMEA, etc.) to resolve quality issues.
  • Provide expert level knowledge of blueprints and specifications (Geometric tolerances, ASTM standards, ISO standards, etc.)
  • Work cross-functionally on new product introductions
  • Work with Technical Service to gather, analyze, and take action on top field issues related to component manufacturing.
  • Supervise containment and corrective actions.
  • Utilize statistical process controls and analysis to determine process capabilities, identify trends, and prioritize issues.
  • Report and Analyze internal and external quality KPI’s including: DPU, RFT, SPU, Scrap, early hour warranty, etc.
  • Direct 5S implementation projects in areas
  • Develop and maintain best practices in measurement and inspection methods
  • Maintain capital equipment list for quality and planning for repair and replacement
  • Responsibility to keep all tools at the site in calibration

What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology or Engineering or related degree is required
  • 5+ years of experience in quality engineering focusing on problem solving, defect correction and prevention and the PDCA process in the automotive or agricultural equipment industries.
  • 2+ years of leadership experience
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds, for distances up to 50 feet, occasionally, as needed to assist others.
  • Must be able to visually inspect and locate parts and materials, as well as to read required documentation.
  • World Class Manufacturing and Quality Networks
  • Lean process improvement implementations
  • Knowledgeable of ISO9000
  • CQM or Six Sigma Black Belt

What We Offer:

  • Experience our global diversity and enterprising spirit while helping us create innovative technologies and a positive impact that helps feed the world’s nearly 8 billion people. From the day you decide to join AGCO, we want to engage and excite you and we’re clear on where we want to go as a business and we trust you to help us there.    Whether you want to learn a new skill or you aspire to do something different, we can help you develop the skills you need to take your career - and our business - to the next level.
  • We also invite you to “Make the Most of You” - Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…


Willingness to travel when required.


Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities and may change at any time with or without notice.


AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.



AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions – to an environment where the future is happening now.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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