John Deere Weld Manufacturing Engineer in Thibodaux, Louisiana

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Louisiana (US-LA) - Thibodaux

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Weld Manufacturing Engineer - 49749

Your Responsibilities

As a Weld Manufacturing Engineer, you will support manufacturing of Sugar Cane and/or Construction products by establishing routings, layouts, tools, costs, quality plans, methods documentation, and labor standards for revisions to current operations and/or new parts or programs. You will operate in a team environment either within the enterprise order fulfillment process or enterprise product delivery process; projects are of moderate scope and responsibility or may be a significant portion of a major project or process. Additionally, you will:

  • Work closely with Operations, Quality, and Order Fulfillment personnel to support production processes, limited production builds for new product programs and ramping up to full production and ensuring necessary production rates, process capability, and productivity requirements are met

  • Design and implement manufacturing solutions using e-tools such as Pro/E, AutoCAD, VisMockup, etc.

  • Lead small teams to investigate problems and implement solutions to improve safety, quality, delivery and efficiency

  • Lead analysis, development, and implementation of new manufacturing processes and technology and develop and implement plans to support lean manufacturing through John Deere's Quality and Production System

  • Interpret GD&T from product design and apply to tooling and fixture design

  • Monitor ongoing projects and maintain communication with business partners and stakeholders regarding project status

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Weld engineering experience with a knowledge of manual and robotic weld processes

  • Experience with engineering tools such as SAP, CREO, Pro/E, VisMockup, WPlanner/MPM, WeldPRO, and root cause analysis

  • Experience developing safe assembly methods to eliminate waste and determining labor standards

  • Knowledge of drawing and schematic interpretation, product models, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

  • Experience planning, organizing, and implementing engineering projects and assignments

  • Experience with manufacturing, quality, tooling, tool design, line design, material flow, material presentation, and manpower planning

What Makes You Stand Out

Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include:

  • 2 or more years in a manufacturing engineering role within a manufacturing environment

  • Strong knowledge of computer aided design and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

  • Knowledge of mistake proofing and design for manufacturability

  • Experience with Lincoln and Miller MIG welding equipment

  • Experience with process design, line design, material presentation, and manpower planning

  • Ability to lead small improvement teams and communicate upwards to key stakeholders

  • Good understanding of the CI200 process

  • Good understanding of the Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP)

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing engineering/technology or a 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.

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.