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Weld Manufacturing Engineer-Entry Level-Variable Shift

Date: Nov 24, 2022

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: Weld Manufacturing Engineer-Entry Level-Variable Shift - 92005
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As a Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) Weld Manufacturing Engineer Variable Shift for John Deere Harvester Works located in East Moline, Illinois, you will provide Weld ME support and basic trouble shooting for current welding operations on a multi - shift line. In addition, you will...


  • Lead team studies related to capacity, productivity & efficiency.
  • Lead team(s) to address quality issues by utilizing Root Cause Analysis & Mistake Proofing by gathering & analyzing data. Working with design, tooling, advanced technologies, maintenance & other functional areas to resolve issues.
  • Identify & implement Continuous Improvement (CI) projects (ie: cost reduction, quality, safety & product delivery)
  • Work with electronic tools to perform engineering functions. Examples are: ProE, WeldPRO, SAP, Wplanner, C-projects,etc.
  • Establish part routings, proper operating methods, documentation such as Mechanical Data Sheets, sequence of events, layouts, tool conception and design, part and equipment costs, quality plans and labor standards.


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  

What Skills You Need


  • Experience programming and troubleshooting robotic welding (ie: Fanuc systems)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing weld processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total preventative maintenance and facilities.
  • Knowledge of capital budgeting and equipment justification.
  • Ability to work off-shift and weekends as needed.

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with shop floor manufacturing and incentive pay systems such as Continuous Improvement Pay Plan (CIPP).
  • Understanding of the Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP).
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing through the John Deere Quality Production System (JDQPS) or similar Quality Production System.
  • Work experience in a union environment.



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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology 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


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.


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.



ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

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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