Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Kernersville, North Carolina, US, 27284

Company: John Deere

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Primary Location: United States (US) - North Carolina  - Kernersville  
Function: Factory Engineering (CA)
Title: Manufacturing Engineer - 105986
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position




Your Responsibilities

As a Manufacturing Engineer at John Deere Kernersville located in Kernersville, NC you will be responsible for providing manufacturing engineering support to Hot end (Fabrication & Welding) manufacturing processes of the excavator structures.

In this position, your duties will include development and management of manufacturing processes for fabrication & welding operations. You will be engaged in equipment / process justification and implementation.   Establish and maintain detailed process documentation. Innovate and implement safety, quality, product efficiency, cost reduction, and improvement ideas. Disposition of quality notes for areas of responsibility.

  • Providing manufacturing Engineering support to Hot end operations
  • Development and management of manufacturing processes
  • Equipment & process justification and implementation
  • Innovate and implement safety, quality, productivity, and cost reduction improvements.


VISA Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  •  1 year or less of manufacturing engineering experience. 
  • 1 year or less of experience with engineering software including AutoCAD (2D) and Creo (3D).
  • Identifying and implementing mistake-proofing solutions to improve manufacturing accuracy. 
  • Ability to apply lean manufacturing concepts and tools to eliminate waste.
  • Possess the attitude and ability to work well within the ME group, independently and among various levels of the organization. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, as needed to support the business. 
  • Leading strategic projects.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Welding process knowledge.
  • Fixture design knowledge.
  • Internship within a related manufacturing Engineering field.
  • Member of professional organization for engineers.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology (Mechanical, Manufacturing or Welding preferred)

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 Contribution)
  • 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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