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Supplier Quality Engineer - Electrical and Electronics Job

Date: Sep 26, 2021

Location: Hesston, KS, US

Company: AGCO

AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions, has an exciting career opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer (Primary focus on Electrical and Electronic parts) to join our team in Hesston, KS.  To support assigned suppliers to meet and/or exceed AGCO quality performance standards and our customer's product quality expectations by investigating, analyzing and resolving supplier quality problems. To lead in all supplier qualification endeavors including on-site supplier quality audits and supplier technical reviews. To drive systematic APQP in NPI phase to meet and / or exceed Supplier PPAP "Right First Time" targets.  Travel will be required up to 50%


What Will You Do?  

Supplier Qualification, Approval and Maintenance (20%)

  • Lead on-site audits focusing on both quality systems and technical processes
  • Conduct thorough technical reviews at part level to access supplier's capability to make part
  • Drive post-audit corrective actions
  • Define PPAP requirements for all new and revised purchased parts
  • Proactively manage the on-time completion of all PPAPs

NPI - Part development (40%)

  • Drive systematic APQP to meet project time-line and (AMPIP) PPAP requirements
  • Help supplier to exceed "Fit, Form, Function" as well as reliability requirements while working with AGCO purchasing, manufacturing and engineering teams
  • Understand and communicate DFM and DFA principles conducive to production efficiencies and continuous quality improvements with supplier deliverables

Supplier Quality Management & Supplier Process improvement (30%)

  • Continuously monitor and improve supplier quality performance (NCR, PPM, RFT)
  • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to avoid repeat failures
  • Drive "Zero" defect approach within supply base and strive to exceed "Zero PPM" quality level
  • Resolve day to day issues associated with supplier problems, including but not limited to quality of product, quantity, delivery schedules, etc.
  • Proactively recover costs incurred to AGCO caused by suppliers

Supplier Warranty Reduction (10%)

  • Work with Technical service and supplier recovery team to gather, analyze and action all field issues related to assigned suppliers
  • Lead required problem-solving efforts to eliminate warranty failures 

Perform all other duties as necessary and instructed

Travel up to 50% of the time.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical/Industrial engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 2+ years of experience working with electrical parts in a manufacturing environment (or) 3+ years of industry experience with manufacturers of Industrial, automotive, heavy machinery or agriculture equipment
  • Good understanding of Software interface, Electrical/Electronic part testing, smart electronics integration
  • Mastery over quality control & problem-solving techniques for Electrical and Electronic Components, knowledge of key failure modes and basic troubleshooting experience preferably on heavy equipment
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and conduct supplier audits and validate the supplier readiness for AGCO
  • Basic understanding and experience with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) methods and PPAP
  • Work with Global Purchasing to ensure supplier performance is regularly reported to suppliers, and that appropriate and timely corrective actions are implemented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Should be able to lift 50lbs
  • Should have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive to supplier locations as needed

Preferred Qualifications:


  • CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) or other quality related certifications from ASQ (American Society for Quality)
  • Supplier Quality Engineering/ Quality Engineering experience is preferable

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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