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John Deere Manufacturing Engineer in Ankeny, 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

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Manufacturing Engineer - 75285

Your Responsibilities

As a (Manufacturing Engineer) for (Des Moines Works) located in (Ankeny,IA), you will….

  • Identify and facilitate quality, safety/ergonomic improvement, and cost reduction strategies of moderate to large scope across multiple products

  • Lead cross functional teams in analysis, development and implementation of new manufacturing and technology strategies across multiple products

  • Deliver new product and product update programs on target, on time and on budget including BOM structure, processes, work instruction, labor standards, 3D models, tooling

  • Engender an entrepreneurial mindset of creating a better business through Smart Connected Factory, innovation, and forward thinking.

What Skills You Need

  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing and/or distribution environment

  • Strong data analysis skills – ability to create data a collection system, use data to perform descriptive; diagnostic; predictive or prescriptive analytics, and deliver appropriate output consumption tools to wide variety of stakeholders

  • Ability to create, improve or provide a high level of participation in a Team Setting.

What Makes You Stand

  • 2 or more years of experience in one or more related engineering areas: Industrial, Product, Manufacturing, Quality, Electrical

  • Experience with engineering tools such as Creo, AutoCAD, Ignition, Python, MPP, JDAAT 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- BOM writing and understanding, Shipping Line Up, C-Projects

In addition

  • Business acumen

  • Project Management Experience

  • Self-directed problem solving – ability to find and solve everyday problems on your own

  • Community Engagement – Increasing the Triple Bottom Line in the factory and out. Volunteering, involvement with Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

  • Experience or knowledge of environmentally sustainable manufacturing strategies


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.