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Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Waterloo
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Materials Engineer - 62345
As a Materials Engineer for John Deere Power Systems located in Waterloo, IA, you will provide technical support to the Engine Engineering sub-functional teams, manufacturing teams, supply management and strategic supplier quality organization. In addition, you will:
Failure analysis support of JDPS components, identifying and reporting the root cause of the failure based on material, manufacturing process or other contributing factors.
Develop, introduce, maintain, and standardize JDPS material standards, material processes, and evaluation tests utilized for JDPS engines
Provide metallurgical support to PDP, TDP, Applications and Continuous Improvement Teams as they develop engine programs and components.
Serve as a technical resource for all Power System facilities, providing written documentation with clear and effective conclusions & recommendations
Stay current with issues and new techniques related to materials used in engine components and general engine engineering topics
Build and maintain connections both inside and outside of John Deere
Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.
What Skills You Need
Experience in manufacturing coupled with practical machining and assembly shop floor experience
Experience in project management, statistical process control and quality management
Strong failure analysis experience
Fluent with material standards, both internal and within the industry
Experience providing material selection guidance and equivalent options for given regional supply base
Experience with Iron foundry and Steel making practices
Experience with ferrous metallurgy
Strong experience reading and interpreting steel and cast-iron microstructures
Experience managing a materials engineering lab, operation and maintenance of standard metallography and analytical equipment
Experience with lab consumables
What Makes You Stand Out
Experience using destructive and non-destructive testing techniques and material evaluation
Understanding interactions of engine components and how these interactions create complicated responses
Some experience in engine design and or development
Six Sigma experience
Some experience with solidification software such as Magma
Some supply management experience
Machining experience with general knowledge of machine tools and tooling
Exposure and experience with Design Reviews, DPARs and PPAP processes
Education (or equivalent work experience)
Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering or other applicable Engineering discipline
Green Belt Certification
What You'll Get
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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.