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John Deere Industrial Engineer in Milan, Illinois

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) - Illinois - Milan

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Industrial Engineer - 81481

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Industrial Engineer for A&CS Global Parts Operations located in Milan, IL, you will….

  • Perform analysis on medium to large data sets to define project opportunities and sequencing.

  • Work as part of a cross-functional team to provide detailed analysis related to facility optimization and capacity planning while also leading small projects, including onsite coordination of contract installation resources

  • Design warehouse layouts and storage solutions that align with facility operational requirements

  • Work with various vendors (racking, material handling equipment, labor, etc.) to take designs to quote and through the internal procurement process

  • Support optimization models for warehousing inventory capacity and inbound/outbound processing

  • Develop small to medium projects that require business justifications for capital expenditures (AFEs)

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Experience supporting engineering projects in a factory, warehouse, and/or industrial environment

  • 1 or more years of experience with advanced Excel functions

  • 1 or more years experience in 2D drafting experience with AutoCAD

  • Effective communicator with experience in bringing cross functional teams (including shop floor employees) together to solve business problems

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 1 or more years programming experiences in SQL, Python, R, SAS, Java or similar

  • Experience with warehouse management/control systems (DNS, WCS or equivalent application)

  • Experience in identifying and innovating process improvements, focusing on improving business results in safety, quality, productivity, or warehouse storage density

  • Experience with building and presenting business justifications for project approvals or capital expenditures

  • Understanding of warehouse operation processes and terminology

  • Experience with CI and Safety & Ergonomics within warehousing or manufacturing


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Electrical), Analytics, or a similar mathematics-based 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.