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Part Time Student - Quality Engineering - Davenport, IA

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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Davenport 
Function: Quality Engineering
Title: Part Time Student - Quality Engineering - Davenport, IA - 47113

Your Responsibilities

Position will handle the following responsibilities:

  • Assist Quality Engineers in helping to drive resolution on factory and field failure quality issues, including both proactive and reactive mistake proofing.
  • This will include, but may not be limited to:
    • Supporting CI200 (continuous improvement) by providing pre/post RPN scores and assisting with projects when needed.
    • Complete reactive process verification audits (PVAs) based on warranty claims caused by internal workmanship gaps and suggest/implement mistake proofing.
    • Complete proactive PVAs by conducting full audits of assembly line stations, documenting gaps and leading the activities to close identified gaps.
    • Reduce high RPN levels on newly scored PFMEAs where Quality is the responsible team by implementing mistake proofing.
    • Conduct JDV14.1 audits and follow up on gaps.

What It Takes

  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment with a wide array of wage and salary personnel
  • Strong communication/collaboration skills to effectively work with wage and salary personnel to identify process gaps and implement mistake proofing.
  • Multi-tasking and prioritization skills to deal with a wide variety of activities needing attention.
  • Efficient computer skills for dealing with a variety of programs necessary to complete tasks
  • Pursuing a four-year degree in a field of engineering. Engineering fields recommended include: Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, or other similar ABET accredited engineering degree
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a local university
  • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
  • Graduation date of December 2019 or later 
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • 16 - 20 hours/week during the academic year
  • 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester

A strong candidate will also have

  • Experience with SAP
  • Working in a factory environment
  • Familiarity with off-highway construction and forestry equipment
  • Quality tools used for driving corrective actions for factory and field failures

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


John Deere
Full time
Davenport, IA 52807, US