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Quality Engineer Job

Date: Aug 24, 2019

Location: Hesston, KS, US

Company: AGCO


Job Summary

  • Enhance, foster and improve preventive Design quality
  • Drive sustainable and long term improvement of field quality through design
  • Support AGCO´s objective to become number one in customer perceived quality
  • Coordinate and supervise all quality related tasks in NPI, execute assigned quality tasks in NPI, interface to quality engineers in supply, build, and field

Job Function and Responsibilities

  • Manufacturing Project charter and schedule: contributes to creation
  • Supervises Manufacturing Bill Of Materials review
  • Voice-of-the-Customer: Responsible for transfer of field insights to definition of specifications and requirements for new product development.
  • Design FEMA: Moderates DFMEA team, is responsible for definition of counter measures to reduce recognized risks, and controls action item execution
  • Design Verification Plan and Report: significant involvement in definition, maintenance and reporting results
  • Manufacturing Feasibility Study: team member, perform quality related aspects together with quality engineers build
  • Process FMEA: team member, forms interface to NPI-project in case of necessary design measures to reduce quality defect risks
  • Key Product & Process Characteristics – KCC&KSP – control plan – work instructions: is responsible for supervision of KCC&KSP definition, control plans and quality relevant aspects in work instructions, in collaboration with quality engineers build
  • Support Prototype Builds: team member, forms interface to NPI-project for required design measures
  • Tooling, Equipment and Gages: interface from NPI-process to quality engineer build
  • Work Station Design: team member
  • Process Verification: team member
  • Error and Mistake Proofing: managing in collaboration with quality engineers build
  • Evidence of Product Specification & Test Completion / run at rate demonstration: responsible, select and witness the measurement of specific product and/or process characteristics. Attends run at rate tests
  • Develop Manufacturing KPI Metrics: contributes to definition, signification involvement in definition of quality related KPI´s
  • Packaging and Shipping Specifications: contributes, if quality relevant
  • Gage and Test Equipment Evaluation: contributes, is informed, assures that DMFEA results are integrated and respected
  • Continuous Improvement & 30-60-90 Day Reviews: responsible team member for quality related issues
  • Manufacturing OK to Produce Criteria: responsible for definition, verification, initiation of counter measures if required, tracking of measure implementation, escalation if required
  • Manufacturing Executive Summary Dashboard: team member, responsible for quality relevant aspects
  • Manufacturing Cost Summary: responsible for quality relevant aspects




  • Four-year college degree in Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology, or equivalent field required.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Three to five years of relevant experience in product design processes.
  • Experience in agricultural equipment manufacturing industries.
  • Supervisory experience, skills and responsibility is preferred and may be required.

ADDITIONAL Requirements


Travel Required

  •  Little to no travel required  


Job Impact


Nature and Scope

  • Major impact to future product generation´s quality and thereby customer satisfaction
  • Weak design cannot be compensated for and can lead to detrimental quality impact throughout the entire value chain
  • Product design determines 70% of production and supply cost


Area of Impact

  •  Future field quality KPI´s, customer satisfaction – product design according to customer expectations
  • Production and supply KPI – design-for-manufacturing, reduction of non-conformance efforts
  • Key metrics of design – design schedule and development quality gates, in-time & in-budget development  


Management Responsibility

  • No direct management responsibilities


Global or Regional?

  • Regional

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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