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Quality Engineer - New Product Introduction Job

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Hesston, KS, US

Company: AGCO

Job Summary

Develops and implements quality assurance standards, processes and controls.  Develops methods for inspection, testing, sampling, and training.  Evaluates production capabilities and recommends improvements.  Provides quality assurance support to ensure that the products produced are manufactured in accordance to the specifications and requirements as defined by the customer and/or company.  Respond to Customer identified issues and assist in maintaining the Quality Management System.


What Will You Do:

  • Manufacturing Project charter and schedule: contributes to creation
  • Responsible for Quality aspects of the APQP process
  • Evaluation of risk in new products based on manufacturing risks and previous warranty information
  • Team member in building reliability improvement.
  • Creation or control plans and inspection plans, creation and updating of testing plans and criteria
  • 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


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  



Required Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree in Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology or other degree with equivalent design and manufacturing experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in product design processes in an agricultural equipment manufacturing industry.


About Hesston:

Only 35 minutes from Wichita, Hesston is a place where industry, recreation, and family’s blossom, offering many amenities found in a larger city but in a small-town atmosphere. Hesston’s appeal goes nationwide; more than a third of the residents hail from outside the Kansas state lines.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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