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Why John Deere
More power. Lower emissions. Record-setting fuel efficiency. Cleaner air. You make it happen as an employee of John Deere Power Systems. It takes groundbreaking powertrain technologies to satisfy the performance needs and environmental regulations of tomorrow. You’ll meet these challenges as part of a global team working together to integrate engines, drivetrain components and electronics into machines that are worth more than the sum of their parts.
At John Deere, operations is directly responsible for producing equipment that helps feed and clothe people around the world. Here, production supervisors have the opportunity to apply their team–building and problem–solving skills, coordinate product launches and serve as liaisons between union and salaried workers. In operations, change is a constant with the introduction of new products, the implementation of new technology and the recruitment of additional team members to keep pace with our continuing growth.
What You'll Do
As a 2nd Shift Assembly Supervisor for John Deere Waterloo Engine Works in Waterloo, IA, you will be responsible for achieving departmental goals and objectives in the Test Cell, Paint, and Final Assembly Operations. In addition you will have the opportunity to:
- Supervise skilled production and/or maintenance employees on the off shift to ensure the manufacture of products within established delivery, quality, safety and cost standards.
- Ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job.
- Monitor control plans, troubleshoot workmanship problems and generally supervise production activities to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements.
- Administer employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules appropriate for the unit.
- Monitor individual and line performance and take corrective action including discipline, as needed and respond to complaints.
- Determine manufacturing and/or distribution priorities based on the production schedule and make daily assignments including filling vacancies and assigning overtime in order to adhere to the customer delivery date.
- Plan for maintenance of equipment and facilities to maximize the uptime and utilization of capital equipment assets.
- Monitor and make corrections to stay within the department operating budget targets.
- Direct departmental continuous improvement plans and activities.
- Implement and monitor safety programs and housekeeping.
What It Takes
We need an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. Ideally, you will have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology, Business/Management, Supply Management discipline, related discipline or equivalent experience. We require:
- An understanding of employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules.
- Knowledge of shop floor manufacturing and/or warehouse and distribution production pay systems.
- Demonstrated leadership experience with projects, teams or processes.
- Demonstrated ability to develop aligned high performance teams.
- Experience with factory safety requirements.
- Experience with inventory management practices.
- Knowledge of manufacturing and/or distribution processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total preventive maintenance and facilities.
A strong candidate will also have:
- 3 years of shop floor experience working or supporting on the manufacturing floor.
- Experience working in a union environment.
- Previous supervisory experience.
- Working experience with continuous improvement processes or projects.
- Basic knowledge of production processes machining, welding, paint, assembly, shipping or manufacturing flow.
- Working knowledge appropriate operating and information systems (SAP, CI maps, Business Objects).
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
Can you imagine the challenge of a lifetime and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?
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. An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.