John Deere

John Deere

  • Waterloo, IA

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

There are over 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! 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.

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.

Primary Location: United States (US) – Iowa – Waterloo

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Machining Manufacturing Engineer – 94325

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Machining Manufacturing Engineer for John Deere located in Waterloo, IA, you will recommend and implement cost reduction, quality, safety, and ergonomic improvement ideas. In addition, you will:

  • Lead team studies related to capacity, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Establish routings, methods, layouts, tools, costs, methods documentation, quality plans and labor standards for revisions to current operations.
  • Lead new model preparations and procurement of tooling, gauges, new machines and more for an efficient production process.

VISA Sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Interpersonal communication skills to interact with all levels in the organization and supplier personnel.
  • Proficient with Excel, Outlook, Word.
  • 3 or more years’ experience as a manufacturing engineer in a component manufacturing environment related to turning, milling, and drilling.
  • Experience with the selection and procurement of capital equipment.
  • Experience with machine programming related to gear and spline cutting processes.
  • Experience in using SAP.
  • Ability and willingness to work variable hours to include off-shifts and overtime including weekend days if needed.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience applying gear and shaft manufacturing tools and technology.
  • Experience in shop floor process adjustments necessary to correct geometry and quality problems.
  • Experience with interpreting part prints and GD&T designations.
  • Experience with the use of AutoCAD or related software.
  • Experience with leading and supporting cross functional teams for projects of moderate scope.
  • Experience using Power BI, Tableau, or other data analysis tools.


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Technology field (Agricultural, Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial or Mechanical) or related field.

What You’ll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company’s board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried Employees and The John Deere Benefit Plan for Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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