John Deere Part-Time Student - Manufacturing Engineering - Waterloo, IA in Waterloo, Iowa

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

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Part-Time Student - Manufacturing Engineering - Waterloo, IA - 46347

Your Responsibilities

  • Utilized as a Manufacturing Engineer in the WAS Drivetrain Component area to support projects and current production needs by assisting in establishing and maintaining the machining processes and documentation.

  • Primary responsibility of the machining equipment as well as the e-tools including but not limited to Process Maps, WPlanner, Excel, and AutoCAD.

  • Perform duties comparable to the full time Industrial Engineering Staff after the successful completion of the new employee orientation as well as the appropriate training period.

  • Become familiar with the current and new machining processes and personnel in the various areas of the factory as well as the key metrics related to safety, quality, delivery, and efficiency and how they relate to the Deere Production System (DPS).

  • Learn and become proficient in the IE/ME function and the tools including: Basic machining processes, Time-study and application of Standard Data, Process mapping, Work Planner (WPlanner - tool to document the manufacturing process), Routings, Continuous Improvement Pay Plan (CIPP - incentive system), Product Tracking, Product Build, Tooling, Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM), Continuous Improvement Processes, etc.

  • Work on specific projects including but not limited to: Deere Production System, Continuous Improvement, and New Product Programs.

What It Takes

  • Microsoft office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Highly organized and attentive to detail.

  • Pursuing a four-year degree in Industrial/Engineering Technology or related field is preferred but not required

  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a local university

  • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis

  • Graduation date of May 2020 or later

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above

  • 16 - 20 hours/week during the academic year

  • 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester

A strong candidate will also have

  • AutoCad, Pro-Engineer, or other drafting or modeling programs.

  • SAP knowledge and/or experience.

  • Excel Macro.

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.