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John Deere Robotic Assembly ME - Entry Level in Ankeny, IA, Iowa

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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Ankeny, IA

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Robotic Assembly ME - Entry Level - 70405

Your Responsibilities

As a Robotic Assembly ME for John Deere Des Moines Works located in Ankeny, Iowa, you will maintain and improve robotic and manual assembly 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.

  • Innovate and implement cost reduction, quality, and safety/ergonomic improvement ideas of moderate scope

  • Lead team studies related to capacity, energy, productivity and efficiency of moderate scope

  • Lead analysis, development and implementation of new manufacturing processes and technology

  • Provide shopfloor support and troubleshooting for current operations

  • Investigate challenges, gather/analyze data and implement solutions

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 1 to 3 years of experience with manufacturing and/or distribution processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total preventable maintenance and facilities

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 1 or more years of experience in one or more related engineering areas: industrial, production, methods, reliability, design, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, quality

  • Experience with shop floor manufacturing, incentive pay systems such as CIPP (Continuous Improvement Pay Plan)

  • 1 or more years of experience with engineering tools such as Creo, AutoCAD, Ignition, Python, VisView, or Tableau

  • Experience with manufacturing process design, material presentation, 5S, tool design, continuous improvement, safety/ergo tactics, and quality improvement methodology

  • Experience or knowledge of Tillage

  • SAP knowledge of repetitive and discrete manufacturing


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems, Robotic, or Electrical Engineering. Equivalent manufacturing experience will be considered.

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.

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 or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.