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Unit Supervisor II (49200353)

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Rock Valley, Iowa, US, 51247

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: United States (US) - Iowa  - Rock Valley  
Function: Operations
Title: Unit Supervisor II (49200353) - 74703 




As a Supervisor for All- Makes located in Rock Valley, IA, you will supervise and lead the development and execution of departmental plans to achieve objectives in safety, quality, efficiency and continuous improvement. In addition, you will:

  • Administer employee policies, practices, procedures, and work rules appropriate for the unit. Monitor individual and departmental performance and take corrective action including discipline, as needed and respond to complaints to ensure the Company and employees adhere to policies, practices, procedures and work rules.
  • Foster a positive work environment through good and clear communication practices.  Ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instructions and tools to successfully do their job.
  • Monitor Control Plans, troubleshoot quality problems, and generally supervise production activities to ensure that outbound and inbound shipments meet or exceed all established quality requirements utilizing DNS and WCS Warehousing operations systems.
  • Determine work priorities based on the production schedule and make daily assignments including filling vacancies and assigning overtime to adhere to departure deadlines.

What Skills You Need


  • Excellent communicator, who has the ability to engage and inspire their team (thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment)
  • Experience Supervising and/or Leading a team in a shop floor manufacturing and/or warehouse environment
  • Ability to professionally represent the team within the warehouse
  • Ability to have crucial conversations with wage personnel
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with both salary and wage personnel
  • 1 or more years utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and Outlook)

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Working knowledge of the Continuous Improvement Process (CI) and 5S methodology
  • Experience with an incentive pay system, such as CIPP (Continuous Improvement Pay Plan) and work measurement
  • Experience with capacity and manpower planning
  • Experience with AS400 OS



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


  • Bachelor’s Degree


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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