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Part-Time Student-Factory Automation Manufacturing Engineering-Waterloo IA

Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US

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.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Waterloo  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Part-Time Student-Factory Automation Manufacturing Engineering-Waterloo IA - 89386
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

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 YEAR-ROUND.  

Your Responsibilities


  • Maintain and evolve existing tools and processes. 
  • Assists team in identifying issues and proposing resolutions. 
  • Gather, review, and analyze information. 
  • Respond to critical production down situations affecting manufacturing and maintenance activities across the factory site. 
  • Support integration (installation and networking) of shop floor machines, equipment, and tooling into site MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers). 
  • Produces a variety of correspondence and reports in support of department processes. 
  • Learns and applies company engineering policies and practices; learns company products. 

What You Need


  • Ideally you will be pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering or Industrial Automation & Control Engineering; others may apply 
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a local accredited university (Hawkeye, UNI, Wartburg, Upper Iowa, etc) 
  • Graduation date of April 2023 or later 
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above  
  • Available to work 16-20 hours/week during the academic year  
  • Available to work 35-40 hours/week during the summer semester 
  • Must be able to commute to the work location in Waterloo, Iowa, on a daily basis year-round 

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Good interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge in PLC and computer programming, Structured Query Language (SQL), Python, databases, and the engineering tools associated 
  • Knowledge of electrical design and the codes, common practices, and engineering tools 
  • Knowledge of MES solutions (SAP-MES, AMES, JDAAT, Wonderware, SepaSoft, etc.) process control, process scheduling, mistake proofing of manufacturing processes and shop floor device connectivity 
  • Strong drive to deliver results and solve complex business problems

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use


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.


The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extend authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.



ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried and Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


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