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John Deere Machining Manufacturing Engineer, Gear and Shaft in Waterloo, 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 - Waterloo

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Machining Manufacturing Engineer, Gear and Shaft - 79865

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

This is a variable 3rd shift position. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

As a 3rd shift Machining Manufacturing Engineer, Gear and Shaft, for John Deere Drivetrain Components located in Waterloo, IA, you will….

  • Support 3rd shift (10:30pm – 07:00am) machining operations

  • Identify safety, quality, and delivery issues and resolve them or communicate issues to responsible day shift personnel and follow up as necessary

  • Remain flexible with hours for overlap with other shifts, training and development, and other necessary reasons

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Experience in machining steel components, preferably gears and shafts

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills to interact with all levels in the organization and supplier personnel.

  • Demonstrated proficiency to use algebra, geometry, and trigonometry

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written

  • Demonstrated high ability with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in roles that required a working knowledge of shaping, hobbing, turning, milling, drilling and hard finishing of ferrous materials Experience applying gear and shaft manufacturing tools and technology

  • Experience in shop floor process adjustments necessary to correct geometry and quality problems

  • Experience with interpreting part prints and GD&T designations

  • Experience with the use of AutoCAD or related software.

  • Experience with leading and supporting cross functional teams for projects of moderate scope

  • Experience using Power BI, Tableau, JDAAT or other data analysis tools

  • Experienced in using SAP

  • Experience working on an off shift


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

  • Associate of Science in Manufacturing Technology and minimum of 2 years of applicable work experience or Bachelor of Arts/Science in an Engineering or Technology related field

    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.