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John Deere Manufacturing Engineer II in Ankeny, Iowa

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

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

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Manufacturing Engineer II- 86353

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Manufacturing Engineer II for John Deere Des Moines Works located in Ankeny, Iowa, you will.

  • Establish assembly methods, define operations layouts, procuretooling, conceptualizefixtures, and estimatecosts for new programs of moderate scope

  • Defineand investigateproblems, gatherand analyze data, proposeand implementsolutions

  • Innovateand implementcost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic improvement ideas of moderate scope

  • Applyelectronic tools across a broad range of applications, including e-builds, modeling and simulations

  • Leadanalysis, development, and implementation of new manufacturing processes and technology

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of experience in one or more related engineering areas: Industrial, Manufacturing, Quality

  • 2 or more years of shop floor experience with an understanding of production support

  • 2 or more years of experience with process development and improvement, tooling design, fixturing, and workstation layout

  • 2 or more years of experience with engineering tools such as AutoCAD, Creo, and CreoView

  • Demonstrated Project Management skills in large scope projects

  • Demonstrated collaboration and the ability to work in a team environment

  • Effective communication skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with John Deere process planning and execution software JDAAT (John Deere Assembly Assist Tool) and MPP (Manufacturing Process Planner)

  • Experience leading strategic projects that affect multiple product lines or areas (Design For Manufacturing Assembly, Make vs. Buy, Competency Projects, Factory Master Plan projects, etc.)

  • Strong data analysis skills ability to create data a collection system, use data to perform descriptive; diagnostic; predictive or prescriptive analytics, and deliver appropriate output consumption tools to wide variety of stakeholders

  • Experience or knowledge of multiple factories and or business unit assembly processes Tooling knowledge Smart Tools (Atlas Copco, IR, Panasonic, SR, etc.)


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

  • Bachelors degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline or equivalent experience

    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.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. 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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.