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Kelly Services Tool Designer / Tool Modeler in Waterloo, Iowa

Tool Designer / Tool Modeler - Waterloo, Iowa (50701)

Currently seeking a designer/modeler for a Tool Design opportunity with John Deere.


  • All work will be performed on-site

  • Plans, coordinates and performs designs for complex components and assemblies using the preferred 3-Dimensional (3D) Computer Aided Design (CAD) tool and protocols.

Duties to execute the Tool Design process for assigned projects include:

  • Review assigned work orders (WO)

  • Design concept up to 20% of project scope

  • Complete design modeling & complete design detailed drawings (including CAD geometry needed for manufacturing)

  • Notify John Deere Tool Design procurement when design is complete

  • Deliver build prints and review project with John Deere Tool Makers

  • Attend fit/function test with Tool Maker and ME present

  • Provide troubleshooting input as required

  • Update design to “As Built” prints

Constant communications with John Deere stakeholders to:

  • Clarify any ambiguous details and confirm project scope

  • Verify direction/function until concept is approved

  • Review final design w/ John Deere stakeholders until design is approved (prior to detailing)


Proven knowledge or technical related experience with the following and /or ability to learn quickly:

  • Designs completed using Creo, Smart Assembly, PDM Link, UGS TeamCenter, AutoCAD, Ansys

  • Complete required safety and ergonomics training

  • Update SAP with Electronic time entry, WO status updates

  • Use PDM Link for CAD file storage-retrieval

  • Use MS Outlook for email communication

  • Transfer data securely via FileZilla or John Deere approved methods

  • John Deere will provide necessary software training

Work Authorization:

  • At time of hire, must meet ITAR (US Citizen or Green Card Holder) - Visa sponsorship is not available, now or in the near future, for this position.

Important information: To be immediately considered, please send an updated WORD DOCX version of your resume to

NO third party recruiting or Corp to Corp emails will be accepted

Why Kelly ® ?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly® Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we’re here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.