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Rod Processing Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Moline, Illinois, United States, 61265

Company: John Deere

There are over 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! 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: Estados Unidos (US) - Illinois  - Moline  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Rod Processing Manufacturing Engineer - 74228 


Your Responsibilities


As a Rod Processing Engineer at John Deere Cylinder located in Moline, Il, you will provide manufacturing engineering support and basic troubleshooting for saw, heat treat, grind, polishing, and split for the rod processing operation.


  • You will support automated saw, heat treat, grind, polish, and CNC lathe equipment/operation
  • Support daily operation by responding to tactical safety, quality, efficiency, and machine issues  
  • Achieve CI200 targets for safety, quality, and efficiency  
  • Support projects to improve safety, quality, and efficiency through process improvements, tooling, and capital investments 
  • Back up manufacturing engineer support for nickel chrome electroplating operation 


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • 1+ years of Centerless grinding/polishing experience
  • 1+ years of Induction heat treat experience
  • 1+ years of CNC experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment 
  • Experience in a manufacturing position (academic/internship experiences acceptable)
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written)

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience in a Manufacturing position supporting a Union workforce (academic/internship experience acceptable) 
  • Nickel/Chrome electroplating experience
  • Experience with John Deere Specific manufacturing software JDAAT (John Deere Assembly Assist Tool), Ignition
  • Experience implementing change in a production environment through negotiation and conflict resolution 
  • Experience with part nesting and yield calculation
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills 
  • Experience with SAP functions, RECON, and other software tools (i.e. MS Office)



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

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering/Technology or equivalent work experience 


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.



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