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John Deere Weld Production Supervisor in Thibodaux, Louisiana

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

Function: Operations

Title: Weld Production Supervisor - 103812

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Weld Production Supervisor for John Deere Thibodaux located in Louisiana , you will be responsible for achieving area goals and objectives. Supervising highly skilled production employees on 1st & 2nd shift to ensure the manufacture of products within established safety, quality, delivery, and cost standards. Is the first-line liaison between the production employees and management; thus, also serves the function of representing the company's interests with the shop floor staff.

  • Products include Sugar Cane Harvesters and Loaders, Scrapers, Cotton Headers, AB30 Hoppers, Cotton Pickers and Inter-factory components.

  • Establishes employee environment regarding communications, feedback, and overall guidance to drive Employee Engagement.

  • Ensures that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job.

  • Monitors Control Plans, troubleshoots workmanship problems and generally supervises production activities to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements.

  • Administers employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules appropriate for the unit.

  • Monitors individual and line performance and takes corrective action including discipline, as needed and responds to complaints to ensure the Company and employees adheres to policies, practices, procedures and work rules.

  • Determines manufacturing priorities based on the production schedule and makes daily assignments including filling vacancies and assigning overtime in order to adhere to the Customer Delivery date.

  • Plans for maintenance of equipment and facilities to maximize the uptime and utilization of capital equipment assets.

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 2 or more years of demonstrated team leadership skills, including coaching and facilitation

  • 2 or more years of experience with factory operations in heavy manufacturing

  • 2 or more years of experience with the operating and information systems (SAP, JDAAT, etc.).

  • 1 or more years of experience with project or production planning and management

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment

  • Demonstrated ability to overcome adversity and motivate a team to meet their objectives

  • Experience communicating and facilitating across functions (such as: manufacturing engineering, operations, quality engineering, material flow, supply management, and human resources)

  • Ability and willingness to work daily and weekend overtime.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 2 or more years of experience directly leading or supervising a workforce in a manufacturing environment.

  • 2 or more years of experience in a weld area

  • 1 or more years of experience in assembly, paint, or primaries

  • 1 or more years of experience with Occupational Safety

  • Understanding of employee policies, practices, procedures, and work rules appropriate for the unit.

  • Knowledge of products, customers, markets, and competitors.

  • Project management experience including creating a plan, coordinating resources, and delivering results.


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

  • Degree in a Business/Management, Engineering/Technology, or Supply Management discipline or equivalent experience. - University Degree (4 years or equivalent)

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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