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John Deere Waterloo Works Factory Skilled: Tool & Die Maker in Waterloo Works, Iowa

Waterloo Works Factory

Skilled Trades - Tool & Die Maker

Tool & Die Maker employees use a wide variety of departmental machines, regular toolmaker’s tools to repair production equipment in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment. They must troubleshoot and repair production tooling 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

  • Support preventative maintenance programs to maximize equipment uptime

  • Work with minimal supervision

  • Supply their own tools

  • Work shifts (choice of shift based on seniority)


  • Acceptable Journeyman’s status OR

  • 2 years’ experience as Tool and Die Maker OR

  • AAS degree in Tool & Die Making

  • All around tool room machining and CNC machining background

  • Experience building, repairing, and revising jigs and fixtures as well as machine/fixture alignment

  • Experience troubleshooting and analyzing manufacturing tooling and processes

  • Experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, gear trains, precision measuring instruments, welding, air logic, etc.

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal), computer literacy and project planning skills

Please note: You must have a high school diploma or GED to apply. Proof is required.

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National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) accepted.

A drug screen will be part of the pre-employment process.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.