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John Deere Manufacturing Engineer - OFP in Ottumwa, 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 - Ottumwa

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Manufacturing Engineer - OFP - 79900

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Manufacturing Engineer for Ottumwa Works located in Ottumwa, IA, you will s upport assembly operations for the Cutting Products Business Unit. In addition, you will….

  • Identify and lead capital investment projects.

  • Lead line balancing activities to ensure proper workflow and labor distribution.

  • Lead team(s) to address quality issues by utilizing root cause analysis and mistake proofing by gathering and analyzing data; working with design, tooling, advanced technologies, maintenance and other functional areas to resolve issues.

  • Create and maintain work instructions and graphical work instruction delivery.

  • Work with SAP, MPPlanner, and JDAAT (MES) to perform engineering functions

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 1 or more year(s) experience with shop floor documentation (Sequence of Events, Labor Standards, and Operator Methods Sheets( OMS) and Line Balancing (DLBT)

  • 1 or more year(s) knowledge of capital justification and budgeting.

  • 1 or more year(s) demonstrated ability to work with the wage workforce and many levels of the salary staff.

  • 1 or more year(s) experience with line design, material presentation, cycles of imbalance.

  • 1 or more year(s) experience with tooling design and CAD modeling.

  • 1 or more year(s) working in a union represented factory.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in Dynamic Line Balancing Tools (DLBT)

  • Knowledge of incentive pay systems

  • Experience with MPPlaner for SOE development


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing/Industrial/Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology.

    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.