Share this Job

Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Jun 11, 2022

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50704

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) - Iowa  - Waterloo  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Manufacturing Engineer - 85951 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 

Your Responsibilities


As an Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) Manufacturing Engineer for John Deere, you will provide manufacturing engineering support and basic troubleshooting for current operations within the factory.  In addition, you will:


  • Research, initiate, and execute safety and ergonomic improvement activities and projects.
  • Act as a departmental Manufacturing Engineer (ME) in driving improvements to support our Distinctive Product Quality initiatives, drive continuous improvements in delivery, uptime, cost, and efficiency with Natural Work Group engagement.
  • Support implementation of new products and current product running design changes.
  • Lead the analysis, development and implementation of new manufacturing processes and technology aligned to the Smart Connect Factory strategy.
  • Support requirements for internal operating philosophy John Deere Quality and Production System (JD-QPS) and external requirements such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO).


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.    

What skills are needed


  • Experience working in a team environment 
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Experience in a Manufacturing position supporting a workforce
  • Experience developing and deploying operator work instructions 
  • Experience with process development, tooling design, fixturing and workstation layout 
  • Experience with Bill of Materials structure, build papers and ECN process execution
  • Ability to work off shifts and weekends if needed

What makes you stand out


  • Experience with John Deere Specific manufacturing software JDAAT (John Deere Assembly Assist Tool), MPP (Manufacturing Process Planner), and SMART Test
  • Experience implementing change in a production environment through negotiation and conflict resolution 
  • Experience with work instruction software, SAP functions, Windchill, and other software tools
  • Experience with computer programming languages such as Python 
  • Experience with standard data application, time study, line balance, cost/pay structure
  • Experience with data analysis software such as Minitab 
  • Experience with robotics/robotic programming



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


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology or related field 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. 


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: Waterloo

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Testing, Industrial, Engineer, Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing