Part Time Student - Continuous Improvement Data Analyst - Waterloo, IA

Date: Oct 11, 2017

Location: Waterloo, IA, US, 50613-8000

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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: Product Engineering
Title: Part Time Student - Continuous Improvement Data Analyst - Waterloo, IA - 32464

Your Responsibilities

The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company's regular full-time staff, and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule. In this position you will:

  • Perform analysis of warranty/corrective action request (CAR) data using Microsoft Excel or similar programs (Business Objects, MS Access, Tableau) to identify trends, improvement opportunities or inconsistent/incorrect data to aid in generation of monthly reports for presentation purposes.
  • Develop Visual Basics for Applications (VBA) code to assist in improving efficiency of standardized tasks.
  • Manage and update SharePoint layout/sites containing warranty and other department data.
  • Assist engineers in tracking of field returned parts, document findings and ship parts to suppliers for root cause analysis.
  • Prepare External Shipping Orders (ESO) and Purchase Orders (POs) for parts/services of Continuous Improvement (CI) Engineers.

Position Qualifications:

We need excellent communicators, who thrive on solving problems and working in a team environment.  Ideally, you will be pursuing a degree in Accounting, Engineering Technology, Computer Science or MIS; others may apply.  In addition, we require:

  •  Must be registered as a full-time student at a local university
  •  Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
  •  Graduation date of December 2018 or later 
  •  Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above 
  •  16 - 20 hours/week during the academic year
  •  35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester
  • Experience using advanced Excel capabilities
  •  Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Word


A strong candidate will also have:

  • Experience with manipulation and analysis of large datasets to identify trends and opportunities.
  • Experience using Business Objects (BO) and Visual Basics for Applications (VBA).
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, Project, Viso and Access.

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 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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