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John Deere Team Leader in Davenport, 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 - Davenport

Function: Operations

Title: Team Leader - 80057

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Team Leader for John Deere Davenport Works located in Davenport, IA, you will…

  • Lead a production assembly team to execute on our safety, quality, delivery and efficiency goals through Continuous Improvement (CI) plans and activities

  • Deliver results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching and setting high standards on performance, policies and procedures

  • Elevate our safety culture through effective communications, leading by example, driving engagement in the Safety and Ergonomic Risk Assessment (SERA) process, prompt near miss reporting and a focus on implementing quick, thorough safety corrective actions

  • Maintain Distinctive Product Quality by monitoring control plans, driving first pass yield expectations, troubleshooting workmanship problems and supervising production activities to ensure manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements

  • Integrate smart connected factory initiatives including Computer Vision Machine Learning (CVML) and additional technologies into the assembly process

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to make timely decisions

  • Demonstrated ability to excel in fast- paced, fluid environment

  • Excellent interpersonal, coaching and communication skills

  • Self- motivated with a results- driven approach

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Willingness to take risks on technology deployments that can yield value in a production environment

  • Ability to collaborate with cross- functional teammates to identify opportunities and implement solutions

  • Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement (CI) processes, lean manufacturing and 5S

  • Participation in a Production Supervisor Experience Program or Module Leader Replacement Program

  • Experience with wage/union employee policies, practices, procedures, Continuous Improvement Pay Plan (CIPP) administration and work rules


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline or 3 years of related work 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.