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Supplier Quality Engineer

Date: Jun 30, 2022

Location: Jackson, MN, US

Company: AGCO

Supplier Quality Engineer


Who We Are Looking For:

Agco is seeking a top-notch Supplier Quality Engineer to join their hybrid remote team in their award-winning manufacturing plant located in scenic Jackson, MN. The Supplier Quality Engineer will be supporting assigned suppliers to meet and/or exceed AGCO quality performance standards and their customer's product quality expectations by investigating, analyzing, and resolving supplier quality problems. This position leads in all supplier qualification endeavors including on-site supplier quality audits and supplier technical reviews. The Supplier Quality Engineer will also drive systematic APQP in the NPI phase to meet and/or exceed Supplier PPAP "Right First Time" targets.  


What You Will Do:

Supplier Qualification, Approval, and Maintenance (10%)

  • 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 parts
  • Drive post-audit corrective actions

NPI - Part development (60%)

  • Drive systematic APQP to meet project timeline 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

Supplier Quality Management & Supplier Process improvement (20%)

  • 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

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 



  • Problem-solving and analytical thinking ability
  • Able to work in a diverse multi-cultural team environment
  • Must have Mid to advance English communication skills
  • Must have technical experience with one of the many commodities & manufacturing processes (details to be given separately)
  • Must be familiar with basic quality assurance and measurement techniques



  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering or Engineering
  • Experience working with customers, suppliers, leading supply chain quality improvement efforts
  • Experience driving cross-functional business processes
  • International exposure and/or experience desirable
  • Ability to read engineering drawing and manufacturing documentation
  • Strong problem-solving skills are desirable
  • 40-50% of travel


What We Offer:

GLOBAL DIVERSITY – Diversity means many things to us, different brands, cultures, nationalities, genders, generations – even variety in our roles. You make us unique!

ENTERPRISING SPIRIT- Every role adds value. We’re committed to helping you develop and grow to realize your potential.

POSITIVE IMPACT – Make it personal and help us feed the world.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES - You can combine your love for technology with manufacturing excellence – and work alongside teams of people around the world who share your enthusiasm.

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…


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.

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