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John Deere Machining Manufacturing Engineer, Service Parts Operations in Waterloo, Iowa

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Primary Location: Vereinigte Staaten (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Waterloo

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Machining Manufacturing Engineer, Service Parts Operations - 55878

Your Responsibilities

John Deere Waterloo Works is seeking a Machining Manufacturing Engineer to support the Service Parts Operations (SPO). In this position, you will support daily production in Dpt. 304 Cast Iron machining including:

  • Lead efforts to troubleshoot and resolve production process, machine, and quality issues

  • Plan and implement projects to improve cast iron manufacturing processes: safety, ergonomics, and quality improvements, and cost reduction.

  • Write and support lathe and machining center CNC programs Optimize programs based on process stability, part cost, and tooling cost

  • Lead efforts in creating the process plan, routings, fixturing, perishable tooling, work instructions, quality plans and labor standards for new parts and current operations

  • Specify, design, and manage the procurement of cast iron manufacturing equipment, tools and gages

  • Lead team studies in capacity, productivity and efficiency

  • Verify that the documentation related to Process Audits reflect the process that is being executed on the shop floor

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • A strong core Manufacturing Engineering skill set

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with the wage and salary workforce

  • Ability to understand and interpret Geometric Dimensional Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Tool and fixture design skills

  • Project management experience

  • Ability to work off shift and overtime, as needed

  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • CNC programming experience

  • Knowledge of Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) report structure

  • Experience with CAD and CAM software programs: Pro/E, AutoCAD, FeatureCAM

  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally, should the need arise

  • Knowledge and experience using SAP business software

  • Experience with shop floor manufacturing incentive pay systems

  • Understanding of Industrial Engineering basics

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Manufacturing, Mechanical, Industrial, or Agriculture), or Technology (Industrial, Manufacturing, or Technology Management) or a minimum of 4 years of equivalent work experience in a manufacturing environment

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.