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Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) Lead Assembly Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Jun 24, 2022

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: Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) Lead Assembly Manufacturing Engineer - 86762 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 

Your Responsibilities


As an OFP Lead Assembly Manufacturing Engineer for John Deere Harvester Works located in East Moline, IL, you will mentor Engineers, Assemblers and suppliers in support of the Front End Equipment (FEE) Business Unit. In addition, you will:


  • Lead the development of capital expenditure justifications by developing accurate cost estimates for equipment, tooling, facilities and labor
  • Train, develop and guide Engineers who directly support assembly operations
  • 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; work with design, tooling, advanced technologies, maintenance and other functional areas to resolve issues
  • Establish routings, Sequence of Events (SOE), line balances, layouts, tooling, assembly costs, Operator Method Sheets (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


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

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with MPPlanner for SOE and OMS development
  • Demonstrated experience with 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 or 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 an Engineering discipline



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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