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Factory Automation Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265-8098

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  - Moline  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Factory Automation Manufacturing Engineer - 86180 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 

Your Responsibilities


As a Factory Automation ME for Seeding located in Moline, Illinois, you will validate new SmartTest sequences before they are deployed to shop floor. In addition, you will...


  • Interpret machine electrical diagrams for troubleshooting and support
  • Deploy and support electrical/mechanical runoff and validation systems
  • Deploy and support controller programming stations which utilize GFPT (Global Factory Programming Tool: CAN bus based software)
  • Develop and maintain documentation in support of all factory program and test stations
  • Support other Seeding factories in achieving common hardware/software processes


Visa sponsorship is available for this position.    

What Skills You Need


  • 2 or more years of engineering experience
  • Experience with reading machine electrical diagrams
  • Experience with SmartTest or equivalent experience with CAN bus Networks.
  • Basic understanding of PLC and/or PC programming
  • Experience in project management - moderate scale complex projects

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with Global Factory Programming Tool (GFPT) and Data Gathering Tool (DGT)
  • Experience with John Deere Assembly Assist Tool (JDAAT)
  • Experience in electrical design and in the use of electrical drafting software
  • Experience with Inductive Automation Ignition programming software



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


  • Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Science) 



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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