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John Deere Third Shift Maintenance Supervisor in Waterloo, 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 - Waterloo

Function: Operations

Title: Third Shift Maintenance Supervisor - 75557

Your Responsibilities

As a Third Shift Maintenance Supervisor at John Deere Engine Works in Waterloo, Iowa, you will be responsible for leading a skilled trades wage workforce to support production and infrastructure equipment availability for all aspects of the engine business. In addition you will:

  • Be responsible for leading a skilled trades workforce to accomplish emergency repair, preventive and predictive maintenance of manufacturing equipment and facility infrastructure

  • Ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job

  • Monitor trades workmanship and time utilization. Help resolve knowledge, materials, or manpower challenges

  • Lead employee engagement activities, while establishing a positive employee environment through communications, feedback and overall guidance

  • Monitor individual/group performance and take corrective action including discipline, as needed and respond to complaints to ensure the Company and employees adhere to policies, practices, procedures, and work rules

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

  • Excellent communicator who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment

  • Demonstrated team leadership skills

  • 2+ years’ experience with, or supporting, shop floor manufacturing and/or maintenance operations

  • 2+ years’ experience communicating across functions (such as: supply management, engineering, operations and human resources)

  • Ability and flexibility to work across shifts based on production needs

  • Prioritize qualification requirements from most important to least. Start each bullet with time reference (3 or more years of experience) and key words of experiences.

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

  • Experience with wage/union employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules

  • Experience in leadership or supervision of a union workforce

  • Working knowledge of the CI Continuous Improvement process and 5S’


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

4-year degree, preferably in Engineering or other technical field or equivalent work experience

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 (http://www.deere.com/en/our-company/john-deere-careers/why-john-deere/) 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.