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OFP Assembly Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: East Moline, Illinois, US, 61244

Company: John Deere

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - East Moline  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: OFP Assembly Manufacturing Engineer - 78637 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 

Your Responsibilities


As an OFP Assembly Manufacturing Engineer for John Deere Harvester Works located in East Moline, IL, you will mentor engineers, Assemblers, and suppliers in support of the S-Series Combine Business Unit. In addition, you will:


  • Lead the development of capital expenditure justifications by developing accurate cost estimates for equipment, tooling, facilities and labor
  • Provide project management leadership to capital, expansion and improvement projects
  • Lead team studies related to capacity, productivity and efficiency
  • Lead team(s) to address quality issues by utilizing root cause analysis and mistake proofing by gathering and analyzing data; working with design, tooling, advanced technologies, maintenance and other functional areas to resolve issues
  • Establish routings, SOE (sequence of events), line balances, layouts, tooling, assembly costs, OMS, and control plans for revisions to current operations
  • Work with SAP, MPPlanner, and JDAAT (MES) to perform engineering functions


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)


  • 1 or more year(s) experience with shop floor documentation (Sequence of Events, Labor Standards, and Operator Methods Sheets) and Line Balancing (DLBT)
  • 1 or more year(s) knowledge of assembly processes, quality, tooling, and safety
  • 1 or more year(s) knowledge of capital budgeting and equipment justification
  • 1 or more year(s) communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with salaried and wage personnel in a team environment
  • 1 or more year(s) experience in project management and business planning; small strategic projects or large tactical projects
  • Self- motivator with the ability to execute a variety of tasks with little supervision
  • 1 or more year(s) experience with line design, material presentation, cycles of imbalance and visual management tools such as simulations and 3D factory
  • 1 or more year(s) experience teaching and mentoring less- experienced Engineers in all facets of the role

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)


  • Experience with MPPlanner for SOE and OMS development
  • Experience with Dynamic Line Balancing Tools (DLBT)
  • Experience working with incentive pay systems, especially gainsharing programs such as CIPP (Continuous Improvement Pay Plan)
  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Experience with JDAAT MES systems
  • Experience with torque tooling
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Creo View software



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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing/Industrial/Mechanical 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. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  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, 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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