Weld Manufacturing Engineer- Variable Shift

Date: May 27, 2023

Location: East Moline, Illinois, US, 61244

Company: John Deere

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - East Moline  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Weld Manufacturing Engineer- Variable Shift - 96260
Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As a Weld Engineer- Variable Shift for John Deere Harvester Works located in Moline, IL, you will…


  • Investigate, gather and analyze data for identifying root cause of welding issues in departments you support
  • Establish and maintain routings, pay standards, layouts, weld tooling, weldment costs, operator method sheets and control plans
  • Identify and implement cost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic improvement ideas for welding operations
  • Work with PDM, SAP, Wplanner/MPP and Creo to perform engineering functions


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • Ability to work 3rd shift and overtime as required, including some weekends
  • Experience or formal education in welding engineering
  • Knowledge of manufacturing weld processes, tooling and facilities
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with union employees, peer engineers and Supervisors
  • General understanding of Creo, AutoCAD or other modeling software

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience programming and troubleshooting Fanuc robotics welding applications
  • Experience with line and process design, material presentation and line balancing
  • Experience with Lincoln/Miller MIG welding equipment
  • Experience with Laser Welding



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

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline with an emphasis in welding


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


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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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Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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