Factory Automation Engineer


TekWissen Group is a workforce management provider throughout the USA and many other countries in the world. Our client is the brand name of Deere & Company, an American corporation that manufactures agricultural machinery, heavy equipment, forestry machinery, diesel engines, drivetrains used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment.

Position: Factory Automation Engineer

Location: Waterloo, IA 50703

Duration: 24 Months

Job Type: Contract

Work Type: Onsite

Job Description:


Plans, coordinates, and performs manufacturing engineering work for a project or process.

Operates in a team environment within either the enterprise product delivery process or the enterprise order fulfillment process.

At thislevel, projects are of moderate scope and responsibility or may be a significant portion of a major and diverse project or process; decisions are made within established guidelines and may be reviewed by supervisors and/or managers. May assign, coordinate and review portions of the work for support personnel, contractors and suppliers.


Description of the major duties performed in this job.

Establishes routings, methods, layouts, tools, costs, methods

documentation, quality plans and labor standards for revisions to current

operations and/or new parts or programs of moderate scope.

Provides support and trouble shooting for current operations. Investigates,

gathers and analyze data and implement solutions.

Innovates and implements cost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic

improvement ideas of moderate scope.

Applies electronic tools across a broad range of applications, including

e-builds, modeling and simulations.

Develops and implements plans to support lean manufacturing through the

Deere Production System of moderate scope.

Designs operations layouts.

Improves material flow and material presentation.

Leads team studies related to capacity, energy, productivity and efficiency

of moderate scope.

Leads analysis, development and implementation of new manufacturing

processes and technology.

Analyzes and makes modifications to existing performance pay plans; assists

in development of baseline data for new performance pay plans.

Specific Position Requirements

In this role you will:

Provide on-site shop floor support for production critical Factory Automation solutions and equipment that require quick response to guarantee uptime and productivity.

Be responsible for changes to control logic and software including, but not limited to: relay ladder logic, PLCs, HMIs, and PC based logic.

Provide electrical designs within applicable standards to build new, or modify existing, production machines and systems.

Create and maintain interfaces for communicating with shop-floor tools, PLC controls, SCADA, and MES systems

Work with Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, and Factory Automation Leads to ensure manufacturing and standardization goals are achieved.

Support off-shift maintenance to troubleshoot machines and systems which may include electrical and mechanical issues.

TekWissen Group is an equal opportunity/affirmative action Employer (m/f/d/v) supporting workforce diversity.


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