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Senior Maintenance Engineer - 3rd Shift

Date: Oct 6, 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: Senior Maintenance Engineer - 3rd Shift - 77252 


Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Maintenance Engineer – 3rd Shift for Harvester Works located in East Moline, IL, you will be the key technical resource for manufacturing equipment support during 3rd shift operational hours across the full Harvester Works portfolio of equipment/processes. In addition, you will:


  • Lead the maintenance team in complex issue troubleshooting and support (i.e. automation, electrical distribution, material handling, automated weld cells, hydraulic controls, data tracking/collection, and environmental controls).
  • Plan for maintenance of equipment and facilities to maximize the uptime and utilization of capital equipment assets.
  • Implement key continuous improvement projects in alignment to CI & TPM initiatives across all Harvester business units.
  • Train and Mentor other maintenance team members (wage and salary) for best practices and increased technical depth of the organization.


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.    

What Skills You Need


  • 3 or more years of experience in maintenance engineering or automation systems design experience including electrical controls, mechanical, hydraulic, power distribution, and robotics.
  • Strong history of communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience planning and coordinating improvement efforts across multiple departments, functions, and stakeholders to achieve improved business results.

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Advanced ability to data mine and develop reports and tools to aid in decision making and strategic priorities for the team.
  • Understand and can you teach others about employee policies, practices, procedures, and work rules appropriate for a UAW unit.
  • Advanced technical degree, CMRP certification, or PMP Certification



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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Management or Engineering/Technology



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.





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