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Environmental Staff Engineer, Sustainability

Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265-8098

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  - Moline  
Function: Environment / Health / Safety
Title: Environmental Staff Engineer, Sustainability - 95538
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position


This position is eligible for partial remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.


Your Responsibilities


As an Environmental Staff Engineer, Sustainability for John Deere in Moline, IL, you will be primarily responsible for the management of the water and waste intensity reduction goals specifically providing support to ensure the execution of initiatives targeted to meet established goals. Responsibilities include: 

  • Act as the lead resource and subject matter expert for driving initiatives, best practice sharing, and standard tools/processes related to achieving the waste and water reduction sustainability goals.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders across the business for aligned execution of objectives.
  • Support sites in data collection and analysis to identify opportunities and track the progress of goals. Develop communications to provide updates on the status of initiatives. 
  • Willing to be hands-on, and creative and leverage internal and external resources to identify new opportunities related to achieving sustainability goals. 
  • Provide support to the execution of strategic and tactical environmental plans.
  • Serve as a resource and provide environmental expertise to environmental professionals globally.


VISA Sponsorship is not available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of work experience in an environmental or sustainability profession 
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment and knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Strong people skills and willingness to work with employees across different functional areas
  • Strong project management experience
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally <25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with MS Office 365
  • Experience with data analytics tools


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, or relevant degree 

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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