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John Deere OFP Assembly Manufacturing Engineer in Waterloo, 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: Estados Unidos (US) - Iowa - Waterloo

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: OFP Assembly Manufacturing Engineer - 74088

Your Responsibilities

As an OFP Assembly Manufacturing Engineer at John Deere Tractor Cab & Assembly Operations located in Waterloo, IA you will provide Assembly ME support and basic troubleshooting for current operations on the 8R Assembly Line. In addition, you will:

  • Research, initiate, and execute safety and ergonomic improvement activities and projects

  • Act as a departmental Manufacturing Engineer (ME) in driving improvements to support our Distinctive Product Quality initiatives, drive continuous improvements in delivery, uptime, cost and efficiency with Natural Work Group engagement.

  • Support implementation of new products and current product Continuous Improvement running design changes.

  • Lead the analysis, development and implementation of new manufacturing processes and technology aligned to the Smart Connect Factory strategy.

  • Support requirements for internal operating philosophy John Deere Quality and Production System (JD-QPS) and external requirements such as International Organization for Standardization

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Must be willing to support either 1st or 3rd shift production

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

  • Effective communication skills

  • Experience in a Manufacturing position supporting a Union workforce (academic/internship experience acceptable)

  • Experience developing and deploying operator work instructions

  • Experience with process development, tooling design, fixturing and workstation layout

  • Experience with Bill of Materials structure, build papers and ECN process execution

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with John Deere Specific manufacturing software JDAAT (John Deere Assembly Assist Tool), MPP (Manufacturing Process Planner) and SMART Test

  • Experience implementing change in a production environment through negotiation and conflict resolution

  • Experience with work instruction software, SAP functions, RECON and other software tools

  • Experience with computer programming languages such as Python Experience with standard data application, time study, line balance, cost/pay structure

  • Experience with data analysis software such as Minitab


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

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering / Technology discipline or equivalent work experience

    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.