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John Deere Waterloo Works Foundry Skilled: Mechanical Machine Maintenance in Waterloo, Iowa

John Deere Waterloo Foundry: Mechanical Machine Maintenance

As a Mechanical Machine Maintenance employee with John Deere Waterloo Foundry, you will:

Perform all mechanical maintenance and repairs to production equipment in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment. In addition, you will troubleshoot and repair a variety industrial mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems while prioritizing safety, quality, and teamwork.

Job details are dependent on duties assigned but in general consist of the following:

  • Perform tasks necessary to support operations by working from prints, manufacturer’s instruction sheets, sketches, or verbal instructions.

  • Rebuild equipment by dismantling and installing new parts, scraping, and fitting to extremely close tolerances to obtain original alignment.

  • Support preventative and predictive maintenance programs to maximize equipment uptime.

  • Fit and align gears, shafts, wheels, and attach motors or align pulleys machines, machine tools and mechanical equipment.

  • Check and inspect equipment and make necessary adjustments or repairs as required.

  • Make simple assembly fixtures, build temporary dies and fixtures, and prepare new, worn, or broken parts for welding or hard facing.

  • Construct and install factory designed equipment such as racks, conveyors, powered conveyors, assembly fixtures, guards, shields.

  • Assist and support other team members and work with minimal supervision.

  • Clean work area and perform other miscellaneous duties inherent to the job.

  • Work shifts (choice of shift based on seniority).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must have at least one of the following:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

  • At least 3 years of manufacturing work experience

  • Mechanical journeyperson’s card or a degree in mechanical repair / mechanical engineering or related certificate from a post-secondary educational institution or at least 2 years of industrial mechanical maintenance experience (or equivalent Military experience and training).

  • Industrial machine repair experience.

  • Ability to perform manual tasks related to described job duties for duration of work shift – with or without reasonable accommodation; including but not limited to frequent standing, walking, bending, and lifting.

  • Ability and willingness to work potential overtime (including weekends).

Why Work at John Deere? Why Work anywhere else?

If you strive to do great work, excel in creative environments, thrive in teams, and live for problem solving – this is the place for you.

At John Deere, your ideas, experiences, and values matter.

Please see below for a summary of the value of your John Deere career and total rewards available to you to support you and your well-being.

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits

  • Wellbeing – Physical and Mental Healthcare

  • Paid Holidays & Competitive Vacation Packages

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Rebate Program & numerous discount programs for personal use

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.