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John Deere
  • Position Number: 4667105
  • Location: Moline, IL
  • Position Type: Facilities Management
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.

As a Lead OFP Weld Manufacturing Engineer forJohn Deere Harvester Workslocated in East Moline, Illinois, you will mentor engineers, technicians, welders and suppliers in support of the X9 Combine Business Unit.In addition, you will:

  • Lead the development of capital expenditure justifications by developing accurate cost estimates for: equipment, tooling, facilities, labor.

  • Provide project management leadership for capital improvement projects.

  • Lead team studies related to capacity, productivity, efficiency (Line Balancing)

  • Lead team(s) to address quality issues by utilizing Root Cause Analysis

  • Mistake Proofing by gathering analyzing data.

  • Working with design, tooling, advanced technologies, maintenance and other functional areas to resolve issues.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Experience programming and troubleshooting robotic welding applications in a manufacturing environment. (ie: Fanuc systems)

  • Knowledge of manufacturing weld processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total preventative maintenance and facilities

  • Knowledge of capital budgeting and equipment justification

  • Experience in project management and business planning; small strategic projects or large tactical projects

  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with wage employees, supervisors, managers and other engineers.

  • Self-motivator with the ability to execute a variety of tasks with little supervision

  • Experience using computer aided design and/or engineering tools (ie: ProE, AutoCAD, VisMockup, WeldPRO, etc.)

  • Experience with line design, material presentation, cycles of imbalance and visual management tools such as simulations and 3D factory

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with MPPlanner for SOE(Sequence of Events) and OMS (Operator Method Sheets) development

  • Experience working with incentive pay systems, especially gainsharing programs such as CIPP (Continuous Improvement Pay Plan)

  • Experience working in a union environment

  • Experience with JDAAT/MES (John Deere Assembly Assist Tool/Manufacturing Execution System)systems

  • Experience with AutoCAD and Creo Parametric software

  • Experience with DLBT (Dynamic Line Balancing Tool)


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

  • Bachelors degree inWeld Engineering

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

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 extent 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 Employees and The John Deere Benefit Plan for 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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