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John Deere Maintenance Engineer / Team Lead - 3rd Shift in East Moline, Illinois

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) - Illinois - East Moline

Function: Operations

Title: Maintenance Engineer / Team Lead - 3rd Shift - 74586

Your Responsibilities

As a Maintenance Engineer / Team Lead - 3rd Shift for John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, IL you will provide engineering analysis, technical expertise, project management/coordination, and advanced troubleshooting support of the factory's machinery and infrastructure. In addition, you will:

  • Assign and monitor the work of skilled-trades personnel to accomplish customer requests, preventative maintenance, and project work

  • Plan for maintenance of equipment that improves reliability, efficiency, quality and safety

  • Diagnose machine malfunctions to root cause, recommend solutions, and support the execution of the repair/improvement plan

  • Provide expert review and analysis of equipment spare parts lists, preventive maintenance plans, and documentation

  • Must be able to work 3rd shift 10:30 pm to 7 am Sunday through Thursday plus weekends / overtime as needed

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of general maintenance, mechanical engineering, or factory automation experience

  • 3 or more years of equipment troubleshooting experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability and willingness to support a multi-shift or extended-shift operation

  • Ability and willingness to work occasional overtime, including weekends

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in a maintenance leadership role in a union environment

  • Technical experience with design/diagnostics of mechanical / electrical / hydraulic systems

  • Automation and controls troubleshooting experience with Allen-Bradley components and Rockwell Automation PLC software

  • 1 or more years of experience interfacing with machines through multiple communication protocols (e.g. Ethernet, DeviceNet, Serial, Profibus, Modbus, etc.)

  • Experience working within SAP PM module

  • Experience with machinery and equipment safety standards (e.g. OSHA 29 CFR 1910, NFPA 79, NFPA 70E, etc.)


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical , electrical , or related field

    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.