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John Deere Off-Shift Manufacturing Engineer - Foundry in Waterloo, Iowa

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

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Off-Shift Manufacturing Engineer - Foundry - 50487

Your Responsibilities

As a Manufacturing Engineer at the John Deere Foundry, you will provide daily tactical support for the Foundry operations and basic trouble-shooting for processes. You will provide daily support making process improvements for Foundry operations to reduce process variation. Additionally, you will:

  • Participate in scrap reduction teams

  • Analyze delay data and lead team TPM to develop and implement projects

  • Complete C projects task, new part data sheet with routings, cost and labor standards

  • Establish routings, methods, layouts, tools, costs and labor standards for revisions to current operations and/or new parts/programs

  • Define a safe, quality & efficient methods and document through OMS' or JDS'. - Analyze data, investigate and implement cost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic improvement ideas

  • Support existing CIPP plans, gather data for modifications and help gather baseline data for new CIPP plans

  • Communicate, investigate and execute CI tags with operator / team involvement

  • Determine if project is capitol or expense, consulting accounting. If capital, write AFE and business case to justify spend. If expense, place order through SRM, SAP, write requisition and/or purchase order

  • Participates in Foundry PDP meetings, identifying potential issues in DFM and APQP using EPDP principles

  • Shop floor advocate during testing of PDP parts, identifying issues and solving problems before the part goes into full production

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 1 or more years of experience in one or more related engineering areas: industrial, production, methods, reliability, design, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, quality

  • Experience with shop floor manufacturing, incentive pay systems such as CIPP (Continuous Improvement Pay Plan) and work measurement

  • 1 or more years of work experience in a team environment

  • 1 or more years of experience with line and process design, material presentation, cycles of imbalance and visual management tools

  • 1 or more years of experience with engineering tools, systems and databases

  • Ability and willingess to work off-shift hours (this is an off-shift position)

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • Robot knowledge and/or experience

  • Vision system knowledge and/or experience

  • Foundry process knowledge and/or experience

  • Manufacturing Execution System knowledge and/or experience

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles

  • SAP knowledge and/or experience

  • Data analysis experience

  • Knowledge and experience with PO, requisition and AFE process

  • PLC knowledge and/or experience

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering/Technology 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.

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