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John Deere Manufacturing Engineer in Davenport, 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 - Davenport

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Manufacturing Engineer - 72571

Your Responsibilities

As a Manufacturing Engineer at Davenport Works, located in Davenport, IA you will lead OFP manufacturing engineering activities as it pertains to Articulated Dump Truck Assembly Operations. In addition, you will:

  • Provides support and basic trouble shooting for current operations. Investigates, gathers and analyze data for specifically assigned, recurring tasks.

  • Establishes routings, methods, layouts, tools, costs, methods documentation, quality plans and labor standards for revisions to current operations and/or new parts or programs of limited scope.

  • Identifies and implements cost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic improvement ideas of limited scope.

  • Works with electronic tools to perform engineering functions.

  • Develops and implements plans of limited scope to support lean manufacturing through the Deere Production System. Designs operations layouts to improve material flow and material presentation.

  • Participates in team studies related to capacity, energy, productivity and efficiency.

  • Implements new manufacturing processes and technology.

  • Modifies existing performance pay plans; assists in development of baseline data for new wage performance pay plans.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Experience as a manufacturing engineer in a final assembly environment

  • Experience using manufacturing engineering tools for layout, process and work measurement design

  • Experience working with Continuous Improvement, Safety and ergonomic in Manufacturing

  • Experience with shop floor incentive pay systems

  • Experience with line design process

  • Experience effectively interfacing with the wage and salary workforce

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with MPPlanner for SOE and OMS development

  • Experience with JDAAT MES systems

  • Experience working in a union environment

  • Experience with torque tooling


  • Ideally, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology, Manufacturing/Mechanical/Agricultural/Industrial Engineering, or equivalent 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.