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John Deere Senior Safety Specialist in Dubuque, 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- Dubuque

Function: Environment / Health / Safety

Title: Senior Safety Specialist- 83068

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Safety Specialistfor John Deere Dubuque Works located in Dubuque, IA, you will.

  • Prepare strategic and tactical plans as required to meet company goals around compliance and injury reduction

  • Act as a liaison with external regulatory agencies and safety suppliers

  • Establish, maintain, and deliver safety education and training for all employees

  • Establish and manage processes for periodic inspections, risk assessments, incident investigations and corrective action assurance

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 4 or more years of experience in the Occupational Health and Safety profession in a manufacturing or industrial environment

  • Investigation skills to determine root cause and conduct trend analysis of incidents

  • Knowledge of governmental/agency regulatory requirements or legislation, occupational health principles, occupational safety programs and ergonomic principles, with the ability to apply to workplace environments

  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution

  • Understanding of occupational health, safety, industrial hygiene and ergonomic principles

  • Knowledge of worker's compensation laws and regulations

  • Ability to travel domestically on occasion

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and factory operations

  • Team leadership experience in a collaborative working environment

  • Proven history of delivering sustainable safety improvements

  • Experience working with collective bargaining units

  • Masters degree in a Science or Business Administration discipline is preferred

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation preferred


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Engineering, or related 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.

    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.