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John Deere Dubuque Skilled: Mechanical Machine Maintenance in Dubuque, Iowa

Primary Function:

Performs one or more of the following in a team environment:

  • Analyzes machine failures, overhauls, dismantles, adjusts and makes general repairs to machines, machine tools and mechanical equipment which requires accurate alignment and fitting to close limits.

  • Builds or completely rebuilds machines, machine tools and mechanical equipment to new machine tolerances, redesigning, realigning and making any required new or replacement parts.

  • Inspects and checks machines, machine tools and mechanical equipment, makes out inspection report as to condition of same and what major repairs are necessary in the near future in order to assure that repair parts are available when needed.

Types of Machines, Tools and Equipment Used or Operated:

Standard maintenance tools, precision measuring instruments, machines, machine tools and equipment such as grinders, lathes, planers, shapers, drill presses, block and tackle, hoists, cranes, jacks, rollers.

Job Details:

Work is not closely supervised. Employees must maintain a safe work environment. Details are dependent on duties assigned but in general consist of the following:

  • Plans work sequence, obtains necessary tools and equipment to perform job.

  • Works from prints, manufacturer’s instruction sheets or sketches as required.

  • Completely overhauls complex machines.

  • Operates all types of machines, and produces new or replacement parts to very close tolerances.

  • Rebuilds equipment by dismantling and installing new parts, scraping and fitting to extremely close tolerances to obtain original alignment.

  • Adjusts equipment for working clearances to close tolerances that are difficult to attain.

  • Fits and aligns gears, shafts, wheels and attaches motors or aligns pulley machines, machine tools and mechanical equipment.

  • Checks and inspects equipment in location and makes necessary adjustments or repairs as required.

  • Oils and greases equipment rebuilt and/or repaired.

  • Lubricates and cleans equipment, cleans work area and performs other miscellaneous duties inherent to the job.

May also perform duties such as the following in addition to the duties listed above:

  • Unload, dismantle, block, transport, and install pulleys, machines, machine tools and mechanical equipment.

  • Make simple assembly fixtures, build temporary dies and fixtures and prepare new, worn or broken parts for welding or hard facing.

  • Construct and install factory designed equipment such as racks, conveyors, powered conveyors, assembly fixtures, guards, shields.

  • Instruct and assist in preparation of machine foundations.

  • Prepare parts for welding or hard facing and perform cutting, tack welding or minor welding.

  • Repair parts by metal spraying.

  • Layout and fabricate sheet metal.

  • Direct the work of other team members.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.