John Deere OFP Engineer Quality Sr. in Santa Catarina, Mexico

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Title: OFP Engineer Quality Sr.

Primary Location: Mexico (MX) - Nuevo León (MX-NLE) - Santa Catarina

Function: Quality Engineering

John Deere is a foremost leader in the ag equipment business, and we continue to put a solid stamp on other industries. For over 150 years, the company’s portfolio of groundbreaking products has grown to include industries related to and outside of agriculture, including Turf, Construction and Forestry and Wind Technologies. The image of John Deere is no longer that of a signature green tractor meandering across a field; it’s been replaced with an image of acceleration, swift progress, and innovative leaping toward the company’s 200th year. The product line alone serves as proof with advances in machine performance, equipment automation, fleet management, and John Deere’s ongoing investment in emerging markets.

Our quality engineers have responsibility for the continuous improvement of both products and processes to ensure that our exacting standards are achieved, providing the consistent quality to our customers that is the hallmark of our success.

What You’ll Do

-Participates on PDP (Product Delivery Process) teams as the Quality representative, ensuring quality activities and plans are formulated and followed.

-Engages in applying/leading Quality tools in Product Delivery Process (PDP) teams.

-Encourages early interaction of both customer and supplier input to team activities.

-Participates in Design Process and Assembly Reviews (DPARs), print reviews, and design reviews of new products.

-Monitors and facilitates quality activities for part approval, verifies manufacturing processes (control plans, assembly instructions) and confirms process capability.

-Uses quality tools and practices to establish approval criteria to ensure the identification of quality failure concerns for both internal and external manufactured parts and assemblies. An example is Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA).

-Investigates unit quality related issues and concerns related to product and processes, gathers and analyzes data, resolves/facilitates resolution and implements corrective action.

-Engages in Applying/leading Quality tools on Customer Support Process (CSP), Continuous Improvement (CI), and/or Value Improvement (VI) teams.

-Executes John Deere Quality Control Plan where implemented.

-Investigates product quality problems, determines root cause for quality problems, gathers and analyzes data and implements corrective action to reduce or eliminate non-value waste resulting from non-conformances, scrap or reclaim.

-Assists in identifying, communicating and resolving supplier quality problems.

-Engages in supplier quality plan formulation as necessary.

-Conducts audits of new and existing suppliers to determine manufacturing capability and adherence to accepted quality practices.

-Drives prevention actions.

-Facilitates and writes quality procedures for the purpose of maintaining/updating the factory quality system and supports quality system audits, reviews results with audit team, and participates in management review meetings.

-Provides training and/or supervision to co-workers, inspectors, technicians and auditors on quality procedures and tools to monitor critical processes to assure consistent control and/or to implement cost-saving ideas to improve our products to meet customer expectations.

What It Takes

-Effective writing skills, including grammatical usage, persuasive copy and style. (Performs more complex functions, understands principles, may teach others.)

-Knowledge of drawing and schematic interpretation, product models, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

-Knowledge of standard quality tools such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), SPC (Statistical Process Control), Root Cause Analysis, Statistics. (Performs more complex functions, understands principles, may teach others.)

-Knowledge of advanced data gathering and analysis techniques, including statistical analysis.

-Knowledge of manufacturing and/or distribution processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total preventative maintenance and facilities.

-Knowledge of products, customers, markets and competitors.


  • Use of Smart Profile & Statistica or Minitab GD&T Skills.


Formal education or training required to perform the essential functions of the job. Includes degrees, certifications, licenses and/or registration requirements.

-Degree in a Business/Management discipline or equivalent experience. (University Degree (4 years or equivalent).

-Degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline or equivalent experience. (University Degree (4 years or equivalent).

-Degree in a Science discipline or equivalent experience. (University Degree (4 years or equivalent).

-Degree in a Math discipline or equivalent experience. (University Degree (4 years or equivalent).

What You’ll Get

We extend our values to the way we take care of our employees, providing a comprehensive range of benefits that help us retain the best and brightest professionals in the industry.

Experience John Deere and serve the land you live on.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 7 business days and unposted when a qualified pool of candidates is achieved.

Candidates must have the necessary work permits to work in the country.