John Deere Waterloo Works Factory Skilled: Building Repair and Maintenance in Waterloo Works, Iowa

Waterloo Works Factory Building Repair and Maintenance

Primary Function:

Plans and performs carpentry or steel work in constructing, repairing and maintaining factory buildings and equipment in a team environment.

Types of Machines, Tools and Equipment Used or Operated:

Stationary or portable power equipment, various hand tools, measuring instruments, ladders, hand trucks.


  • 2 years of millwright or ironwork experience
  • 2 years of experience reading and working with blueprints/drawings
  • 2 years of experience laying out, fabricating, and repairing steel structures
  • 1 year of experience setting up and using cutting torches Job Details:

Work is not closely supervised. Employees are required to maintain a safe work environment.

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

  • Works from prints, sketches, shop orders or verbal instructions.
  • Plans, obtains material and performs carpentry or steel work in constructing, repairing and maintaining factory buildings and equipment such as the following:
  • Constructs, installs and/or repairs buildings, shop and office partitions, framing doors, office furniture, scaffolding, wooden hand forms, fixtures, trolley tracks, conveyors and foundry equipment, monorails, switches, and supporting steel work.
  • Constructs and repairs plaster, masonry, concrete or wood buildings including foundations and framing.
  • Installs and maintains bench vises, fixtures, hoists, steel racks, guard rails and benches.
  • Repairs and renews window sash.
  • Constructs and repairs non-powered trucks, trailers and skids.
  • Constructs shoring for excavations, repairs roofs, repairs elevator floors and gates.
  • Installs and repairs weighing scales, jib cranes and equipment balancing units.
  • May direct the work of other team members.
  • Lubricates, sharpens and cleans equipment.
  • Cleans work area and performs other miscellaneous duties inherent to the job. May also perform duties such as the following in addition to the duties listed above:

  • Does some finish work on office furniture.

  • Installs and repairs locks and fits keys.
  • Pours and finishes concrete.
  • Unloads, loads and moves material and equipment as required incidental to work being performed. ¬† JohnDeere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to, among otherthings, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as aqualified individual with disability. Continue¬† ¬†