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NPI Project Quality Engineer Lead

Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Jackson, MN, US

Company: AGCO

AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural solutions has an exciting career opportunity for an NPI Quality Engineer to join our team in Jackson, MN.  The NPI Quality Engineer will enhance, foster, and improve preventive Design quality as well as drive sustainable and long-term improvement of field quality through design.  This position will support AGCO´s objective to become number one in customer perceived quality and coordinate and supervise all quality-related tasks in NPI relating to Component Manufacturing, execute assigned quality tasks in NPI, interface to design, quality, and manufacturing engineers in supply, build, and field.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Thoroughly understand current component manufacturing capabilities and evaluate NPI components to provide recommendations to best match capabilities.
  • Collaborate with design engineers throughout all phases of the design process to ensure that product is designed to fully utilize fabrication and welding technologies within the Jackson Component manufacturing.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing engineers to establish the production processes and test methods in component manufacturing.
  • Actively participate in manufacturing project core teams representing the Quality organization for the Component Manufacturing Team
  • Coordinate the readiness for production on all NPI and model year projects for fab, weld, and paint.
  • Involved in current product deficiencies to understand manufacturing capabilities.
  • Ensure product performance through participation in D/PFMEA risk assessment and implementation of effective process controls.
  • Key Product & Process Characteristics – KCC – control plan – work instructions: support KCC definition, control plans, and quality relevant aspects in work instructions, in collaboration with assembly quality engineers
  • Report general process capabilities for most parts and gather/report statistical process capabilities for critical and trouble parts relating to NPI for Component Manufacturing.
  • Manage the stabilization of NPI transitions: evaluate in-process quality data and drive corrective action as required to maximize product manufacturability and mitigate business risks.
  • Be the primary point of contact for NPI quality issues, for field follow reported issues, and for in-process issues representing the Component Manufacturing Team.
  • Stay abreast of new technologies to provide input to design to drive improvement in cost and quality.
  • Support Prototype Builds: team member representing Component Manufacturing for the NPI-project for required design measures
  • Process Verification: team member
  • Error and Mistake Proofing: managing in collaboration with tooling and weld engineers
  • Manufacturing OK to Produce Criteria: responsible for the definition, verification, initiation of countermeasures if required, tracking of measure implementation, escalation if required
  • Manufacturing Cost Summary: responsible for quality relevant aspects
  • Gage and Test Equipment Evaluation: contributes, is informed, assures that DMFEA results are integrated and respected



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.  Preferred experience as a new product introduction team leader or team member, preferably in the same or similar industry.


  • Must be able to read and understand drawings/blueprints, and understand how to apply GD&T
  • Experience/knowledge in the fabrication, welding, and paint preferred
  • Familiar with materials used in metal fabrication
  • Knowledge and understanding of welding processes
  • Familiar with product engineering systems
  • Experience with virtual builds, simulation, product validation, and agriculture background is a plus
  • Familiar in concepts of tooling design as it relates to fabrication and welding processes


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. Join us as we bring agriculture into the future.


AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Blue Earth

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