Website John Deere

Continuous Improvement Design Engineer Job Highlights

Title Continuous Improvement (CI) Design Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Engineering/IT
Location Ottumwa, IA, United States
Company John Deere

Company Profile

John Deere provides advanced products, technology, and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction. Further, it helps those who cultivate, transform, harvest, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s increasing need for fuel, shelter, food, and infrastructure. Making sure there is enough food, fiber, and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Design Engineer (Continuous Improvement) to join its team for product engineering needs.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering from a university or college (or equivalent qualification)

Work Experience

  • Possess 1 or more years of product design experience
  • 1 or more years of experience problem solving
  • Experience using 3D CAD software


  • Analyze test plans for product verification and validation of design changes with PV&V engineers
  • Engage with cross-functional engineers, manufacturing, supply management, or supplier personnel to align on design solutions
  • Manage multiple projects and prioritize workload to meet product performance and delivery requirements
  • Provide design support and troubleshooting for the Mower Conditioner and Windrower Platform production line


  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%, primarily domestic
  • Ability to work flexible hours to support the production line when needed
  • Proficient communication while working with a team

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with assembly line process and documentation
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience with PV&V processes
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with welding process and documentation


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

Employer’s Statement

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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

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