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Part-Time Student-Factory Automation-Waterloo IA

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50704

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  - Waterloo  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Part-Time Student-Factory Automation-Waterloo IA - 72637 


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


As a Part-Time Student in Factory Automation for John Deere Engine Works located in Waterloo, Iowa, you will:


  • Learn about and apply knowledge in technologies for manufacturing execution systems, vision systems (part location and inspection), and other automation technology in a production environment
  • Opportunity to learn about and assist in programming Allen Bradley PLCs and HMIs, Fanuc robots and CNC
  • Assist with continuous improvement factory automation projects that support safety, quality, or efficiency initiatives
  • Assist other factory automation engineers with support in troubleshooting shop floor issues


What Skills You Need


  • Ideally you will be pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Data Science or an Engineering field; others may apply
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a local accredited university
  • Graduation date of May 2023 or later
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Work 16-20 hours/week during the academic year
  • 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 
  • Knowledge of databases (SQL, DB2, Oracle)
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Understanding network connectivity requirements for equipment
  • Experience programming in multiple languages Python, Visual Basic, SQL
  • Knowledge of computer vision 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.



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