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Facility Engineer - Structural/Civil

Date: Feb 13, 2018

Location: East Moline, IL, US, 61244

Company: John Deere

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - East Moline 
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Facility Engineer - Structural/Civil - 25288

Your Responsibilities

As a Facilities Engineer, you will provide project management services and Civil/ Structural engineering as related to implementing changes at any of the manufacturing facilities in the US. In addition, you will:

  • Lead and/or support execution of multi-discipline engineering projects, concept through implementation, using standard project management and design processes using strategic internal and external resources. Projects must integrate with existing systems without interruption of manufacturing schedules.
  • Provide troubleshooting and response to facility infrastructure, production equipment and critical production down situations and maintenance operations.
  • Maintain project budget cost control and report relevant budget and revenue information. Develop term capital and expense planning budgets. Prepare and manage purchase orders for projects and follow all Accounting requirements.
  • Support a wide variety of building and operations systems including non-mobile material handling and manufacturing process equipment in alignment with factory master planning or FM Global requirements. 
  • Provide life, safety and building code analysis support and implement programs within the organization that meet the constraints of schedule, budget, and project scope, and prevent injuries and illnesses.  Assist in the identification and resolution with unit leadership and manufacturing engineering.

US Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Background in building structural infrastructure systems (3+ years), facilities design and familiarity with civil/site engineering principles, including ability to communicate and coordinate project activities. 
  • Knowledge of product, process, and industrial facilities design.
  • Skill in using computer aided design and/or engineering tools.
  • Experience with non-mobile material handling systems (cranes, jibs, monorails, conveyors).
  • Knowledge of OSHA Safety standards and environmental laws and regulations.
  • Experience in procuring, contracting and coordinating multiple skilled trades, contractors, and outside consultants to achieve project objectives.
  • Ability and willingness to provide occasional off-shift support including weekends and holidays as required by project work.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Cross competency experience with Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Supervision, Maintenance Engineering and the JDQPS environment.
  • Registration as a licensed professional architectural, engineer or equivalent.
  • Advanced education such as MS or MBA.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of project delivery methods, controls, and construction contracts.
  • Experience with building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery Methods.
  • Knowledge of the Product Delivery Process (PDP) similar to the one followed at John Deere.
  • PMP certificate (Project Management Professional).
  • Experience working within Environmental program regulations.
  • Working knowledge of Factory Mutual Global protection standards.

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering.

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. 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. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. 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.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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