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John Deere Manufacturing Engineer II (49200317) in Waterloo, Iowa

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

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

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Manufacturing Engineer II (49200317)- 86234

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Row Crop PDP Assembly Manufacturing Engineer for Waterloo TCAO Tractor Assembly Lines in Waterloo, Iowa, you will plan, coordinate, and perform manufacturing engineering work, as well as assign, coordinate, and review portions of work to support personnel including contractors. In addition, you will:

  • Influence the product design through concurrent engineering to ensure manufacturability and communicate issues through the Design for Manufacturing (DFM) process.

  • Develop an overall project plan based upon the Manufacturing Design phase activities and execute tasks by program milestone dates.

  • Lead detailed E-Builds of the product and process design ensuring DFM/DFA requirements are met while also providing design improvement ideas to improve safety, quality and cost and track them through closure.

  • Facilitate parts planning through the PFEP process

  • Support build readiness activities including the ME portion of the readiness checklist.

  • Develop, order, procure, and tryout of all tools /fixtures that are required with adherence to the machine acquisition process; utilize the Line Design process to create/document the plan and then execute on the shop floor and support facilities preparation and build execution for an assigned assembly area.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Skill in using computer aided design and/or engineering tools

  • Knowledge of manufacturing and/or distribution processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total preventative maintenance and facilities

  • Experience with Design for Manufacturing, incentive pay systems, and Ergonomics.

  • Knowledge of capital budgeting and capital equipment justification process

  • Background in Engineering (manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, power systems, etc.)

  • Effective communication, problem-solving skills, and experience working on a team

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 2 or more years' experience in one or more related areas: Manufacturing Engineering, Material Flow, Operations, Product Design, Supply Management, or Quality

  • 1 or more years with line and process design, material presentation, cycles of imbalance and visual management tools

  • Experience working with Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP)

  • Experience with SAP, Creo-view, AutoCAD, and MAAP

  • Demonstrated Project Management abilities

  • Proven record of continuous improvement projects


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology Discipline

    What You'll Get

    At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. 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. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here ( to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

    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.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. 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, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.