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John Deere OFP Manufacturing Engineer in Ottumwa, 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 - Ottumwa

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: OFP Manufacturing Engineer - 72418

Your Responsibilities

As an OFP Manufacturing Engineer for John Deere Ottumwa Works located in Ottumwa, IA, you will:

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects impacting safety, quality, efficiency, cost, and ergonomic improvements for department

  • Establish routings, SOE (sequence of events), layouts, tooling, assembly costs, OMS, and control plans for revisions to current operations

  • Work with SAP, MPPlanner, and JDAAT to perform engineering functions

  • Design tooling and fixturing for assembly and welding operations

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 2 or more years of CAD software experience

  • 2 or more years working and communicating in a team of salary and wage employees.

  • 1 or more years implementing new manufacturing processes and technology

  • 2 or more years of experience in one or more related engineering areas: industrial, reliability, design, manufacturing, or quality

  • 1 or more years working in a manufacturing processes and working in a production environment

  • 1 or more years of experience with shop floor documentation (Sequence of Events, Labor Standards, and Operator Methods Sheets)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with MPPlanner for SOE and OMS development

  • Experience working with incentive pay systems, especially gainsharing programs such as CIPP (Continuous Improvement Pay Plan)

  • Experience working in a union environment

  • Experience with JDAAT MES systems

  • Experience with torque tooling

  • Experience with Creo View software

  • Experience with line and process design, material presentation, cycles of imbalance and visual management tools


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Operations Management discipline

    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.

    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.