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Part-Time-Student-Maintenance, Facilities & Paint Engineering-East Moline IL

Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: East Moline, Illinois, US, 61244

Company: John Deere

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - East Moline  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Part-Time-Student-Maintenance, Facilities & Paint Engineering-East Moline IL - 82579 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 


The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company’s regular full-time staff and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule YEAR-ROUND.


Your Responsibilities


As a Part-Time Student at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois, you will perform tasks and assist in the development of projects that improve the Maintenance, Facilities & Paint organization’s mission to support our manufacturing operations through technical expertise, increased uptime, and decreased cost of ownership. Tasks would include: 


  • Management of data within our processes to enhance business intelligence and drive improved action needed
  • Collaboration with other maintenance and production team members (e.g., engineers, supervisors, skilled trades, operators, etc.) for projects and business improvement efforts
  • Assist with the development of a skilled trades and operator training certification program
  • Gather and organize Original Equipment Manufacturer documentation (spare parts, guides, etc)
  • Develop technical troubleshooting skills by working alongside engineers, operators, or maintenance skilled trades
  • Plan and schedule improvement projects and extensive repair work
  • Collaborate with paint and automation engineers on projects to improve paint and conveyor processes and data collection methods


This position is not available to students on immigration visas.


What Skills You Need


  • Ideally you will be pursuing a degree in Engineering, Technology or Manufacturing; others may apply
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a local accredited university
  • Graduation date of May 2024 or later
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Work 16-20 hours/week during the academic year
  • Work 35-40 hours/week during the summer semester
  • Must be able to commute to the work location in East Moline, Illinois on a daily basis year-round


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Understanding of core engineering principles
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Understanding and experience in technology or data analytics
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy



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. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.





Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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