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OFP Assembly Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Waterloo, IA, US, 50701

Company: John Deere

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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 (US-IA) - Waterloo 
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: OFP Assembly Manufacturing Engineer - 50325

Your Responsibilities

As a Drivetrain Assembly Manufacturing Engineer for John Deere Waterloo Works in Waterloo, IA, you will provide daily support and basic trouble shooting for current assembly operations which include investigating, gathering and analyzing data and implement solutions. In addition, you will:

  • Support the continuous improvement process by developing manufacturing process and tooling solutions that improve safety, ergonomics, quality, and costs
  • Participate in the development of department line balances and layouts following the Line Balance as a Process and Flow Line Design guidelines
  • Actively support operator certification by ensuring training rigor and evaluating proficiency to engineered standards
  • Establish routings, methods, layouts, tools, costs, methods documentation, quality plans and labor standards for revisions to current operations and/or new parts or programs
  • Maintain the accuracy of process documentation through verification auditing and updating for process improvements
  • Participate in analysis, development and implementation of new manufacturing processes and technology
  • Develop, maintain and improve operations layouts to improve material flow and material presentation
  • Implement new/improved manufacturing processes and technology
  • Support and participate in departmental CI Grow & Natural Work Group activities
  • Provide daily shop floor support



Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.



What Skills You Need

We need an excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. In addition, we require:

  • Manufacturing engineering experience obtained through projects, internships or practical work experience
  • Experience in shop floor environment and exposure to continuous improvement process 
  • Experience troubleshooting manufacturing issues and determining root cause 
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate with both salary and wage workforce 
  • Ability and willingness to work off-shift hours (occasional) in support of production and equipment installation


What Makes You Stand Out

Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include:

  • 1 or more years of experience in assembly manufacturing engineering 
  • Experience developing work instructions, Operator Method Sheets(OMS), assembly manufacturing processes, tooling and/or equipment 
  • Experience with the following software programs: ProE, AutoCAD, VisMockup
  • Experience with Industrial Engineering basic motion, time study, and line balancing 
  • Experience with shop floor manufacturing incentive pay systems 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead small to medium scope projects
  • Experience with precision assembly methods


Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Ag, Industrial or Systems) or Technology (Manufacturing, Industrial, Systems)

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.


Nearest Major Market: Waterloo

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