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John Deere Materials Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Waterloo

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Materials Engineer - 57847

Your Responsibilities

As a Materials Engineer for John Deere located in Waterloo, IA, you will provide verification of materials received meet mechanical and chemistry quality requirements. In addition, you will:

  • Manage existing laboratory equipment and justify/purchase new equipment.

  • Provide technical support to the production departments for special processes (e.g. heat treatment, MPI, casting, welding) for problem solving and quality improvement

  • Conduct failure analysis of materials of limited complexity and determines Root Cause and recommended corrections

  • Provide support to the Machining and Assembly business units while also supporting other engineering sub-functional teams.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Work experience in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, power systems, etc.)

  • Experience using metallographic sample preparation skills

  • General light microscope skills (metallograph, stereo-microscope, image analysis)

  • Ability to flex within a multi-functional manufacturing environment

  • Fluent with MS Office Suite

  • Strong mechanical aptitude with a basic understanding of mechanical operation of combustion engines, bolted joints and has been exposed to hands-on use of hand tools and power tools

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • Induction heat-treat experience

  • Magnetic Particle Inspection experience

  • Failure Analysis experience

  • Experience with drawing and schematic interpretation, product models, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

  • Experience with materials engineering and engineering mechanics

  • Experience with complex suite of engineering (electronic) tools and manufacturing technologies

  • Engineering knowledge of materials properties

  • Technical knowledge to conduct destructive and non-destructive testing and evaluation of materials

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Materials/Metallurgical Engineering

  • ASNT MPI Level I Certification

  • Six Sigma Certification

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.