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John Deere Dubuque Skilled: Heavy Equipment Test Mechanic in Dubuque, Iowa

John Deere Dubuque: Heavy Equipment Test Mechanic

As a Heavy Equipment Test Mechanic with John Deere in Dubuque, IA, you will:

Set up, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and operate hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical equipment to conduct laboratory and field tests of agricultural implements and components as part of the product development process.

Job details are dependent on duties assigned but in general consist of the following:

  • Effectively work with engineers and customers in planning, developing, implementing, and executing field or lab testing of equipment.

  • Diagnose issues and make necessary repairs and adjustments as required to complete test.

  • Fabricate parts by cutting, bending, machining, assembling, and welding as needed.

  • Record findings and create written reports to document test conditions, performance, quality, and work performed.

  • Disassemble units after tests and check for misalignment and wear.

  • Lubricates, adds coolant, and cleans equipment.

  • Assist and support other team members and work with minimal supervision.

  • Clean work area and perform other miscellaneous duties inherent to the job.

  • Work shifts (choice of shift based on seniority).May also perform duties such as:

  • Prepare and load equipment for movement to test site.

  • Make personal contacts with dealer and branch personnel to finalize arrangements for tests.

  • Perform setup on machine for test, including assembly, adjusting, fueling and lubrication.

  • Operate equipment under field test conditions.

  • Install and/or operate instrumentation for tests.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must have at least one of the following:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

  • At least 3 years of manufacturing work experience

  • Mechanical journeyperson’s card or at least 4 years of heavy equipment diesel mechanic work experience (or equivalent Military experience / training).

  • Ability to perform manual tasks related to described job duties for duration of work shift; including but not limited to frequent standing, walking, bending, and lifting.

  • Ability and willingness to work potential overtime (including weekends).

Why Work at John Deere? Why Work anywhere else?

If you strive to do great work, excel in creative environments, thrive in teams, and live for problem solving – this is the place for you.

At John Deere, your ideas, experiences, and values matter.

Please see below for a summary of the value of your John Deere career and total rewards available to you to support you and your well-being.

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits

  • Wellbeing – Physical and Mental Healthcare

  • Paid Holidays & Competitive Vacation Packages

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Rebate Program & numerous discount programs for personal use

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.