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NPI Quality Engineer Job
Hesston, KS

NPI Quality Engineer Job
Hesston, KS

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AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions, has an exciting career opportunity for a NPI Quality Engineer to join our team in Hesston, KS. 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.  He/she will support AGCO´s objective to become number one in customer perceived quality and coordinate and supervise all quality related tasks in NPI, execute assigned quality tasks in NPI, interface to quality engineers in supply, build, and field.

What Will You Do:

  • Manufacturing Project charter and schedule: contributes to creation
  • Supervises Manufacturing Bill Of Materials review
  • Voice-of-the-Customer: Responsible for transfer of field insights to definition of specifications and requirements for new product development.
  • Design FEMA: Moderates DFMEA team, is responsible for definition of counter measures to reduce recognized risks, and controls action item execution
  • Design Verification Plan and Report: significant involvement in definition, maintenance and reporting results
  • Manufacturing Feasibility Study: team member, perform quality related aspects together with quality engineers build
  • Process FMEA: team member, forms interface to NPI-project in case of necessary design measures to reduce quality defect risks
  • Key Product & Process Characteristics – KCC&KSP – control plan – work instructions: is responsible for supervision of KCC&KSP definition, control plans and quality relevant aspects in work instructions, in collaboration with quality engineers build
  • Support Prototype Builds: team member, forms interface to NPI-project for required design measures
  • Tooling, Equipment and Gages: interface from NPI-process to quality engineer build
  • Work Station Design: team member
  • Process Verification: team member
  • Error and Mistake Proofing: managing in collaboration with quality engineers build
  • Evidence of Product Specification & Test Completion / run at rate demonstration: responsible, select and witness the measurement of specific product and/or process characteristics. Attends run at rate tests
  • Develop Manufacturing KPI Metrics: contributes to definition, signification involvement in definition of quality related KPI´s
  • Packaging and Shipping Specifications: contributes, if quality relevant
  • Gage and Test Equipment Evaluation: contributes, is informed, assures that DMFEA results are integrated and respected
  • Continuous Improvement & 30-60-90 Day Reviews: responsible team member for quality related issues
  • Manufacturing OK to Produce Criteria: responsible for definition, verification, initiation of counter measures if required, tracking of measure implementation, escalation if required
  • Manufacturing Executive Summary Dashboard: team member, responsible for quality relevant aspects
  • Manufacturing Cost Summary: responsible for quality relevant aspects


Nature and Scope

  • Major impact to future product generation´s quality and thereby customer satisfaction
  • Weak design cannot be compensated for and can lead to detrimental quality impact throughout the entire value chain
  • Product design determines 70% of production and supply cost

 Area of Impact

  •  Future field quality KPI´s, customer satisfaction – product design according to customer expectations
  • Production and supply KPI – design-for-manufacturing, reduction of non-conformance efforts
  • Key metrics of design – design schedule and development quality gates, in-time & in-budget development  



Required Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree in Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology
  • 3+ years of experience in product design processes in an agricultural equipment manufacturing industry.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience, skills and responsibility is preferred and may be required.


About Hesston:

Only 35 minutes from Wichita, Hesston is a place where industry, recreation, and family’s blossom, offering many amenities found in a larger city but in a small-town atmosphere. Hesston’s appeal goes nationwide; more than a third of the residents hail from outside the Kansas state lines.


AGCO offers competitive benefits including options and choices to fit your needs such as medical, dental, prescription drug, life and accident insurance, long and short-term disability, matching 401k plan, employee assistance program, and discounted home and auto insurance.


AGCO works tirelessly to help make today's farms more productive and more profitable. As the world of agriculture changes, so do we. Brazenly. We do it for the farmers. For the people working for them. For ourselves. For the future.  At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own.  As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of approximately 3,000 dealers and serve more than 140 countries.  We are celebrating our 26th year in business and pride ourselves on competitive relocation and employee benefit packages.  Our collection of brands is a large part of what makes AGCO so unique. Our brands are powerful and modern. They're well-known brands like Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. They are the ones that the world looks to each and every day.

Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It’s time to embrace your infinite possibilities! 

AGCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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