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John Deere Manufacturing Engineer PDP in Dubuque, 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 - Dubuque

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Manufacturing Engineer PDP - 70379


Plan, coordinate, and perform manufacturing engineering work for a new product programs at Dubuque. Operate in a team environment within the enterprise product delivery process. At this level, projects are of moderate scope and responsibility; decisions are made within established guidelines and may be reviewed by Product Leadership Management Team members.


  • Innovates and implements cost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic improvement ideas of moderate scope through EPDP processes.

  • Coordinate work based upon new model program needs such as facility changes, plan for every part, tooling requirement, design for manufacturing, supporting physical builds and start of production.

  • Establishes routings, methods, layouts, tools, costs, methods documentation, quality plans and labor standards for new programs of moderate scope.

  • Applies electronic tools across a broad range of applications, including e-builds, modeling and simulations.

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

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Required Qualifications

  • Background in engineering (mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, power systems, ect.) – Performs more complex functions, understands principles, may teach others

  • Understands the Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) - Has a good understanding of principles and can independently use the knowledge

  • Knowledge of product, process, and facilities design related to manufacturing - Has a good understanding of principles and can independently use the knowledge

  • Understanding of engineering systems, tools, and databases - Has a good understanding of principles and can independently use the knowledge

  • Understanding of financial concepts such as budgeting, discounted cash flow (DCF), operating return on sales (OROS), return on investments (ROI), shareholder value added (SVA)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4 to 7 years Manufacturing Engineering experience or equivalent experience

  • 1 to 3 years experience in one or more related engineering areas: manufacturing, industrial, production, methods, reliability, quality, design, warehouse, distribution

  • 1 to 3 years experience with line design, material presentation, line balance, and visual management tools

  • 1 to 3 years experience in planning, organizing, and implementing large scale engineering projects

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.