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John Deere Production Supervisor 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: Operations

Title: Production Supervisor - 59317

Your Responsibilities

As a Production Supervisor for John Deere Drive Train Operations/Service Parts Operations located in Waterloo, IA, you will be responsible for leading a wage workforce to meet the manufacturing and/or distribution priorities based on the production schedule for the 8R/9R Business Unit. In addition, you will:

  • Be responsible for leading a wage workforce to accomplish the safety, quality, delivery, and efficiency goals through Continuous Improvement (CI) plans and activities

  • Ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job

  • Lead safety through regular safety communications, driving engagement in the CI Safety and Ergonomic Risk Assessment process, prompt near miss reporting with a focus on quick, thorough safety corrective actions

  • Monitor Control Plans, troubleshoot workmanship problems, and generally supervise production activities to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements

  • Lead employee engagement activities, while establishing a positive employee environment through communications, feedback and overall guidance

  • Monitor individual/group performance and take corrective action including discipline, as needed and respond to complaints to ensure the Company and employees adhere to policies, practices, procedures, and work rules

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment

  • Experience with, or supporting, shop floor manufacturing and/or warehouse operation

  • Demonstrated team leadership skills

  • Experience communicating across functions (such as: supply management, engineering, operations and human resources)

  • Ability and flexibility to work across shifts based on production needs

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with continuous improvement pay plans (CIPP)

  • Experience with wage/union employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules

  • Experience in leadership or supervision of a union workforce

  • Working knowledge of the CI continual improvement process and 5S

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree

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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