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John Deere Cost Engineer in 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: Estados Unidos (US) - Illinois - Moline

Function: Supply Management / Logistics

Title: Cost Engineer - 74226

Your Responsibilities

This position may be located in Waterloo IA, Des Moines IA, Dubuque IA, Cary NC, or any of the Quad City locations per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.

As a Cost Engineer for Cost Intelligence located in Moline, IL you will d evelop cost models to assist in setting target costs and analyzing supplier pricing to assure cost targets are met. May use the Quote Form as an analysis tool. In addition, you will:

  • Provides insight, develops/maintains cost models, and aids the Strategic Sourcing process and helps team develop strategies for sourcing, negotiations and decision-making.

  • Provides industry/market analysis for commodities to assist the sourcing teams in structuring and negotiating long-term agreements and in understanding the cost drivers that affect the volatility or stability of how commodities are priced. Analyzes the impact of cost drivers on globally sourced commodities and assists in the development of terms and conditions.

  • Applies electronic tools (aPriori, BDI, regression, etc.) across a broad range of applications.

  • Independently develop new cost tools / libraries, visits suppliers for gaining cost/manufacturing intelligence and leads Design to Cost (D2C) efforts.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Background in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, power systems, etc.).

  • Skill in using computer aided design and/or engineering tools.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing and/or distribution processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total preventative maintenance and facilities.

  • Experience in one or more related engineering areas: industrial, production, methods, reliability, design, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, quality.

  • Experience with engineering tools, systems, and databases.

  • Strong interpersonal communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in analyzing large data sets utilizing statistical methods.

  • Experience leading a complex cost reduction or cost avoidance project requiring collaboration with multiple functions.

  • Knowledge of the direct material cost analysis and detailed quote form analysis.

  • Technical skill and knowledge in design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) and other early costing techniques.

  • Experience using cost analysis related to software (aPriori, BDI, etc).

  • 2 or more years of manufacturing engineering experience.

  • 1 or more years of supply management experience.

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

  • Experience with line and process design, material presentation, cycles of imbalance and visual management tools.


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering / Technology discipline or equivalent experience

    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.