Manufacturing Safety Lead

Date: Mar 1, 2024

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 regard 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: Manufacturing Safety Lead - 103681
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position



Your Responsibilities


As a Manufacturing Safety Lead for John Deere World Headquarters, located in Moline, IL you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Align with and support the Vice President, Manufacturing Lead to manage safety priorities within assigned business units (Construction & Forestry and Tractors & Combine units).
  • Proactively lead safety initiatives including innovative risk reduction activities, communications, implementation of policies, metrics, recordkeeping and key safety processes and standards.
  • Provide technical support and professional expertise to unit management and safety professionals.
  • Act as the technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) for regulatory compliance and Deere Safety standards and programs.
  • Act as a Liaison with other key stakeholders across the business to ensure successful execution of safety programs and priorities.
  • Lead consistent implementation of corporate standards, strategies, and initiatives to units within the assigned business area.

What Skills You Need

  • 4 or more years of expert level technical experience on providing guidance to a team on case management, worker's compensation, mediation, and litigation
  • Experience working with organized labor groups to implement safety initiatives and drive continuous improvement
  • 10 or more years of proven experience in managing comprehensive health and safety programs
  • Expert level technical experience on providing guidance on safety and industrial hygiene regulations and ergonomics programs
  • Proven communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels of management
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and drive positive change across a diverse team
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 50%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and execute change management across multiple units
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety or in a Science or Engineering discipline with equivalent experience

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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