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John Deere Environmental Engineer in Ankeny, Iowa

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 identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Ankeny

Function: Environment / Health / Safety

Title: Environmental Engineer - 103238

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As an Environmental Engineer for John Deere Des Moines Works located in Ankeny, Iowa, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • work on a team to manage environmental programs and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

  • Compile necessary data, documentation, and correspondence to comply with environmental regulations and EMS requirements.

  • Coordinate and conduct environmental audits to verify conformance with the EMS standards, applicable environmental laws, and regulations.

  • Oversees implementation of assigned programs by factory personnel. Provide work direction to specific factory employees concerning environmental requirements.

  • Develop recommendations for environmental processes/programs to meet and improve upon the environmental program and EMS requirements.

  • Respond to questions or requests for information relevant to environmental issues from workgroups inside and/or outside the company.

  • Respond to emergency situations that could occur inside or outside of standard working hours.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position .

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of work experience as an environmental professional

  • Knowledge of environmental regulations at the state and federal level

  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiations, and conflict resolution to allow successful implementation of environmental programs and ISO 14001 EMS requirements.

  • Experience in developing and/or updating environmental plans, permits, and standard operating procedures.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience working in the environmental compliance field at a manufacturing facility

  • Experience with environmental management systems

  • Experience with varies environmental regulations including, NPDES, Stormwater, SPCC, and RCRA regulation.

  • Experience with Office 365 tools


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental or similar Engineering field

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

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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.

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