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Facility Electrical Engineer

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50704

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) - Iowa  - Waterloo  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Facility Electrical Engineer - 92631
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As a Facilities Electrical Engineer for John Deere Foundry, located in Waterloo IA, you will provide electrical engineering support to the Foundry Process Equipment for modifications and improvements. In addition, you will:


  • Provide electrical engineering support
  • interface and coordinate with partner organizations, facilities construction, maintenance personnel, and other engineering and design team members to develop engineering schematics, cost materials and labor, project timeline (s) and maintain integrity of engineering specifications during actual construction
  • Implement equipment and process modifications and repairs to improve reliability, efficiency, quality, productivity, and safety
  • Maintain documentation to enable best practices with other maintenance projects and satisfy compliance requirements
  • Oversee project coordination for the installation of process equipment and general expense projects in an industrial environment. This includes:
    • Estimating project costs 
    • Writing capital requests 
    • Interfacing with vendors and process owners 
    • Analyze manufacturer recommendations to create new preventative maintenance plans to optimize equipment uptime
    • Designing and detailing bid and construction drawings and documentation 



VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position


What Skills You Need


  • 3 or more years of experience estimating jobs
  • 3 or more years of experience with project management, including budgeting and implementation
  • Demonstrated leadership capability
  • Proven ability to work on and with a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Background in Industrial Electrical Maintenance or Electrical Engineering 
  • Ability and willingness to support a multi-shift operational facility, including providing off-shift support during times of project integration

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Strong working knowledge of Industrial Power systems including hydraulic, compressed air, natural gas, and electrical systems
  • Skill in using computer aided design and/or engineering tools



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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Automation), equivalent technical disciplines, or equivalent experience in a related career field
  • Equivalent experience will include 5+ years of maintenance responsibilities in a heavy industrial environment



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.


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