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John Deere Waterloo Works Factory Skilled: Machine Hand/Tool Room Machinist in Waterloo Works, Iowa

Waterloo Works Factory Skilled: Machine Hand/Tool Room Machinist

Tool Room Machinist employees set up and operate in a team environment machines such as manual and CNC lathes, mills, horizontal boring machine in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment. They must produce a wide variety of non-repetitive parts, holding close tolerances in an efficient manner while following strict safety practices and OSHA regulations. In addition they are expected to:

  • Perform tasks necessary to support operations in a team environment

  • Work with minimal supervision

  • Supply their own tools

  • Work shifts (choice of shift based on seniority)


  • Acceptable Journeyman’s card in Tool Room Machining and/or equivalent education/experience


  • AAS Degree in Tool and Die


  • Minimum 2 years related tool room machining experience

  • Experience creating high precision components utilizing a variety of tool room machines (Lathes, Mills, Grinders, Jig Bore and Boring Mills) both manual and CNC controlled

  • Ability to read blueprints, hold close tolerances, deal with multiple activities, requests and emergencies

  • Mechanical knowledge

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

  • Well being – 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 regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.