Senior Materials Engineer
John Deere 416 reviews - Des Moines, IA

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Why John Deere

John Deere combines innovation and technology to produce exceptional equipment and services that delight our customers. We are a world leader in providing advanced products and services and are committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. We make John Deere a great place to work though an emphasis on work-life balance and a values-based culture that encourages professional development and community involvement.

What You'll Do

As a Senior Materials Engineer for John Deere Des Moines Works you will provide leadership in the heat treat and plating departments and also provide support for Crop Harvesting and Crop Care Product Engineering groups on material and process selection for new designs (PDP) and continuous improvement. In addition, you will:

Operate in a team environment to include relationships with engineering, manufacturing, and supply management.

Work with steels, castings, heat treatment, welding, and other manufacturing processes.

Plan, assign, and coordinate work of support personnel.

Be recognized as an expert to the design community, supply management, and operations in material and process selection for diverse global design applications. What It Takes

We need an excellent communicator who thrives on working in a team environment. Ideally, you will have a Bachelor's Degree in engineering, business or a similar discipline and/or equivalent work experience. We also require:

5 years of experience working with metals, heat treatment, casting processes, metal fabrication, and welding metallurgy.

Experience with hard chrome plating

A strong candidate will also have:
An understanding of crop harvesting and crop care implement design, the customer applications and product loads.

Knowledge of material strength and FEA analysis to reveal adequate product design.

An advanced degree in engineering or business.
What You'll Get

At John Deere, rewards aren't limited to monetary compensation. We offer our employees a comprehensive range of tangible and intangible benefits that help us retain the best and brightest professionals in the industry. Click here to learn more about our Total Rewards Program .

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.

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