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Team Leader

Date: May 6, 2023

Location: Greeneville, Tennessee, US, 37743

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) - Tennessee  - Greeneville  
Function: Operations
Title: Team Leader - 96465
Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As a Team Leader for the John Deere Power Products division in Greeneville, TN, you will be responsible for achieving departmental/area goals and objectives. Supervises production employees in operations or processes requiring semi-skilled employees to ensure that the goals of the department and organization are achieved. The supervisor is the first-line liaison between the production employees and the management staff and thus also serves the function of representing the company’s interests with the shop floor staff. In addition, you will:


  • Manage first shift weld and paint drop operations required to improve and sustain the safety, quality, and productivity of our ongoing first shift operations.
  • Serve as technical expert providing engineering support for current weld operation.
  • Monitor and achieve department goals related to safety, quality, delivery, and cost.


VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position.


What Skills You Need


  • 3 or more years of experience in Weld Engineering.
  • 3 or more years of prior leadership of Weld Operations.
  • 1 or more years of experience with computer aided design, engineering tools, or systems and databases.
  • 1 or more years of experience with process design, material presentation, and visual management tools.


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Prior experience leading paint or maintenance departments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of Manufacturing Processes.
  • 1 or more years of strong communication skills.
  • 1 or more years of demonstrated understanding of process planning, mapping, and execution.
  • 1 or more years of experience as a self- starter with the ability to execute a variety of tasks with little supervision.
  • 1 or more years of analytical experience in determining welding related cycle times and costs.
  • 1 or more years of hands- on skill in programming robotic welding systems and manual welding.
  • 1 or more years of experience in online or offline programming of robotic welding systems.
  • 1 or more years of analytical experience in Statistical Process Control for dimensional integrity of weldments.




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


  • Bachelor's degree in Weld Engineering.



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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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.


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