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Weld Engineering Development Program 2024b

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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: Davenport, IA, East Moline, IL, or Dubuque, IA 
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Weld Engineering Development Program 2024b - 104736


Your Responsibilities

The 2024 Weld Manufacturing Engineering Development Program gives recent engineering graduates three experiences over a two year period. The eight-month rotations include assignments in Weld OFP Manufacturing Engineering, Fabrication OFP Manufacturing Engineering, Tooling Engineering and Fabrication or Weld PDP— all possible at John Deere locations in the Midwest. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and execute weld processes within each of these areas.


 What Skills You Need

  • Currently pursuing or recent college graduate with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Weld Engineering or related Engineering degree with an anticipated graduation date of December 2023 through August 2024
  • Desired cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Minimum cumulative GPA required of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.


 What Makes You Stand Out

  • Previous intern or co-op experience in weld engineering
  • Experience with problem solving and working in a team environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office products.


Ideally, a strong candidate will also possess:

  • Experience with Pro/E, Solid Works, or AutoCAD.
  • Experience with tooling design.
  • Working knowledge of robotics and design for automation.
  • Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Experience with SAP.  
  • Experience with line design, material presentation, cycle balancing


Location, location, location! We have locations across the United States so you must be willing to relocate domestically to either Davenport, IA, Des Moines, IA or Dubuque, IA.


Work Statement:  US Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Savings & retirement benefits (401k and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use


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.


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