Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50704

Company: John Deere

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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: Operations
Title: Maintenance Supervisor - 102581
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position




Your Responsibilities


As a Maintenance Supervisor for the John Deere Foundry located in Waterloo, IA, you will provide supervision to, and schedule work for the skilled trades employees maintaining foundry equipment. In addition, you will: 


  • Give safety, environmental and ergonomic leadership to direct reports to ensure that they work safely and all work that they complete complies with safety, environmental and ergonomic standards and regulations
  • Ensure all environmental, safety and preventive maintenance work is completed accurately and on time
  • Recognize equipment repairs and improvements and work with maintenance engineering to scope, plan and prioritize these projects
  • Ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job
  • Lead safety through regular safety communications, driving engagement in the CI Safety and Ergonomic Risk Assessment process, prompt near miss reporting with a focus on quick, thorough safety corrective actions
  • Ability to work daily and weekend overtime as dictated by the needs of production
  • Lead employee engagement activities, while establishing a positive employee environment through communications, feedback and overall guidance


Visa Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need


  • Experience using SAP plant maintenance for scheduling work and purchasing repair components
  • 5 or more years of experience maintaining industrial equipment
  • Experience trouble-shooting complex hydraulic, pneumatic or electrical systems
  • Plans and prioritizes work effectively, adapting for changing conditions
  • Good understanding of the 1910 OSHA CFR
  • Competent using Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment
  • Able to work variable shift, both 2nd and 3rd, based on business needs

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience troubleshooting machines using RS Logix
  • Good Understanding of 480V Power Distribution
  • 5 or more years of experience working in foundry maintenance 
  • 5 or more years of experience in maintenance supervision
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills
  • Experience initiating and managing changes to drive improvements
  • Experience with wage/union employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules



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


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering or other equivalent technical discipline (or 5+ years in a maintenance role within a foundry 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


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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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