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Manufacturing Engineer

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: East Moline, Illinois, US, 61244

Company: John Deere

There are over 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! 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.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - East Moline  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Manufacturing Engineer - 97467
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As a 3rd Shift Manufacturing Engineer for John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, IL, you will provide Assembly Manufacturing Engineering support and troubleshooting for current operations in the S-Series Combine business unit.              


  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects impacting safety, quality, efficiency, cost, and ergonomic improvements for department            
  • Establish routings, SOE (sequence of events), layouts, tooling, assembly costs, OMS (Operator Method Sheets), and control plans for revisions to current operations            
  • Work with SAP, MPPlanner, and JDAAT to perform engineering functions
  • Design cell layouts to improve material flow and part presentation in department


Visa sponsorship is NOT Available for this position.


What Skills You Need


  • Ability to work off shifts and weekends if needed
  • Willingness to work 3rd shift - 9:30pm-7am - with the probability of moving to 1st shift in the future.
  • Good communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with salaried and wage personnel in a team environment 
  • A self-starter with the ability to execute a variety of tasks              
  • Experience in one of more related engineering areas: industrial, reliability, design, manufacturing, or quality            
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and working in a production environment              
  • Experience with shop floor documentation (Sequence of Events, Labor Standards, and Operator Methods Sheets)              
  • Experience with engineering tools, systems and databases          
  • Experience with line and process design, material presentation, cycles of imbalance and visual management tools

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with MPPlanner for SOE and OMS development              
  • Experience working with incentive pay systems, especially gainsharing programs such as CIPP (Continuous Improvement Pay Plan)
  • Experience working in a union environment              
  • Experience with JDAAT MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
  • Experience with torque tooling              
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Creo View software



Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:    


  • Bachelors degree in an Engineering discipline 


What You'll Get


At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:


  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use


Follow this link to learn 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.


The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.



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The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried Employees and The John Deere Benefit Plan for Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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