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John Deere Paint Manufacturing Engineer in Dubuque, 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.

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

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Paint Manufacturing Engineer - 74676


As a Manufacturing Engineer- Paint for Dubuque Works located in Dubuque, Iowa, you will:

  • Analyze and make modifications to existing performance pay plans; assist in development of baseline data for new performance pay plans.

  • Establish routings, methods, layouts, tools, costs, capacity plans, capital and expense plans, methods documentation, quality plans and labor standards for revisions to current operations and/or new parts or programs of moderate scope.

  • Provide support and troubleshooting for current operations. Investigate, gather and analyze data and implement solutions.

  • Develop and implement plans to support lean manufacturing through the Deere Production System of moderate scope. Design operations layouts; improve material flow and material presentation.

  • Innovate and implement cost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic improvement ideas of moderate scope.

  • Lead team studies related to capacity, energy, productivity and efficiency of moderate scope.

  • Lead analysis, development and implementation of new manufacturing processes and technology.

  • Apply electronic tools across a broad range of applications, including e-builds, modeling, and simulations. Develop automated reports and system connectivity to improve operating efficiency.

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of experience in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, etc.)

  • 3 or more years of experience with robot programming and PLC programming, paint process knowledge

  • 3 or more years of demonstrated factory support and manufacturing engineering knowledge (routings, methods, layouts, tools, costs, capacity plans/line design, methods documentation, maintenance, quality plans and labor standards, troubleshooting, etc.)

  • Experience with Computer- Aided Design (CAD) and/or engineering tools

  • Knowledge of capital budgeting and the capital equipment justification process, project management

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 1 or more years of experience in Factory Automation

  • 1 or more years of experience with line and process design, material presentation, cycles of imbalance and visual management tools

  • 1 or more years of experience in one or more related engineering areas: industrial, production, methods, reliability, design, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, quality

  • Experience with shop floor manufacturing incentive pay systems, such as CIPP (Continuous Improvement Pay Plan) and work measurement

  • 1 or more years of work experience in a team environment

  • 1 or more years of experience with engineering tools, systems and databases


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

Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering/Technology discipline

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.

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