Manufacturing Engineer – Welding (Entry Level)


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.
Your Responsibilities:
As a OFP Weld Manufacturing Engineer Variable Shift, Entry Levelfor John Deere Harvester Workslocated in East Moline, Illinois, you will provide Weld Manufacturing Engineer support and basic trouble shooting for current welding operations on a multi – shift line. In addition, you will:

Lead team studies related to capacity, productivity & efficiency.
Lead team(s) to address quality issues by utilizing Root Cause Analysis & Mistake Proofing by gathering & analyzing data. Working with design, tooling, advanced technologies, maintenance & other functional areas to resolve issues.
Identify & implement Continuous Improvement (CI) projects (ie: cost reduction, quality, safety & product delivery)
Work with electronic tools to perform engineering functions. Examples are: ProE, WeldPRO, SAP, Wplanner, C-projects,etc.
Establish part routings, proper operating methods, documentation such as Mechanical Data Sheets, sequence of events, layouts, tool conception and design, part and equipment costs, quality plans and labor standards.
Program and troubleshoot robotic welding (ie: Fanuc systems)

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
What Skills You Need:

Experience programming and troubleshooting robotic welding (ie: Fanuc systems)
Knowledge of manufacturing weld processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total preventative maintenance and facilities.
Knowledge of capital budgeting and equipment justification.
Ability to work off-shift and weekends as needed.

What Makes You Stand Out:

Experience with shop floor manufacturing and incentive pay systems such as Continuous Improvement Pay Plan (CIPP).
Understanding of the Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP).
Understanding of Lean Manufacturing through the John Deere Quality Production System (JDQPS) or similar Quality Production System.
Work experience in a union environment.

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

Bachelor’s degree in Weld Engineering/Technology Degree or similar discipline.

What You’ll Get:
At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

Flexible work arrangements
Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
Adoption assistance
Employee Assistance Programs
Tuition assistance
Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
Charitable contribution match
Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $70,000.00 – $75,000.00 per hour

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Experience level:

1 year


Monday to Friday


Bachelor’s (Preferred)


Welding: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In personHealth insurance

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