Moline, Illinois

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: Estados Unidos (US) - Illinois - Moline

Function: Communication

Title: Part-Time Student-Communications-Moline IL - 72398

The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company’s regular full-time staff and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule.

Your Responsibilities

John Deere Construction & Forestry (C&F) in Moline, Illinois, is looking for a motivated student with communication skills to apply solutions to real-world problems. You will:

C&F Factory Communications (75%)

Develops, coordinates and integrates various communications media to share business-related information with unit employees to ensure understanding of business goals and objectives and how these objectives align with the division and enterprise strategy.

+ Production employee startup meeting talk sheet and unit news: Conduct interviews, take pictures and write stories for publication in newsletters for our production and salaried employees focused in Davenport and Dubuque, Iowa.

+ Digital signs: Monitor and update the X2O digital signage deck, including creating new slides on a regular basis and working with departments to update regular features, such as the safety report and employee milestones. Assist new locations as they onboard X2O.

+ Bulletin Boards: Update the bulletin boards on a weekly basis or as needed. This includes creating and printing posters to communicate unit information about events, safety, CI, and milestones.

+ Facility communications and meetings: Support facility communications and meetings as to the communications specialist as needed using various tools, such as email, digital signs, posters, and Everbridge.

+ Other: Assists with other communication activities as needed.

C&F Division Communications (25%)

Develops, coordinates and integrates various communication media to share business-related information with global C&F employees to ensure understanding of business goals and objectives and how these objectives align with the division and enterprise strategy.

+ C&F John Deere Online homepage: Keep content refreshed on the homepage, update standing features, and work on departmental requests for announcements or updates to links on the page.

+ John Deere Online stories: Write feature articles on C&F events or achievements from the Davenport and Dubuque facilities that merit a broader audience and publish them on JDO.

+ Other: Assists with other local and global communication activities as needed.

Skills and Knowledge

+ General understanding of communications planning processes and measurement techniques

+ General understanding of communication theories, especially employee/internal communications

+ Ability to use standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Office tools including Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, MS Forms, and OneDrive

+ High level of attention to detail and accuracy

+ Good interpersonal and team communication skills

+ Skill in planning, organizing, and deploying projects

What It Takes

+ Ideally you will be pursuing a Bachelor's or Graduate degree in communications, marketing, English, journalism or equivalent field; others may apply

+ Must be registered as a full-time student at a four-year university

+ Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis

+ Graduation date of May 2022 or later

+ Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

+ Approximately 15 hours/week during the summer and academic year

What Makes You Stand Out

+ Writing, presentation and video editing skills

+ Project management 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.

Moline, Illinois

We at John Deere are passionate about finding a way to give back to those who have served our Country.  Working for a John Deere dealership or factory is bigger than just a job.  It's growth in oneself, on a path to achieving all you hoped to accomplish. It's pride in your community, from the first customer you serve to supporting the community.  It's knowing that what you do helps to feed, clothe, and shelter the world. It all starts with you. Starting here. Starting now!

Interested in joining the industry's best?  At John Deere, veterans will find: 

•  A higher sense of purpose – helping those the farmers and infra-structure workers that feed and shelter the world 

•  A team-based environment focused on supporting the customer

•  A never-ending desire for continuous improvement - We are looking for leaders, change agents, different perspectives 

•  Market leading pay and benefits

John Deere actively welcomes transitioning active duty service members to participate in internship opportunities at our dealership and factory locations across the United States.   Timing of the internship is mutually agreed upon between the service member, her/his commander.  Potential opportunities include:

•  Dealer technicians – Nationwide opportunities

•  Factory production roles at 16 major facilities– assembly, welders, machinists, skilled trades

•  Support roles – IT, supply chain, logistics, engineering, human resources

All interested service members and veterans can learn more and fill out a contact card at https://www.deere.com/MilitaryCSP.  We will connect you with a John Deere veteran to discuss all potential options/matches.  

Who We Are Looking For

John Deere is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  Check out our current open positions to the right for more information and to apply today!

What Happens After I Apply?

Once you click ‘Apply Now’, John Deere will receive a notification with your information.  In order to be considered for next steps, please make sure you have an updated resume uploaded to your RecruitMilitary profile.  Once John Deere reviews your resume and profile, a recruiter will reach out to provide you with more information and to schedule you for an interview.

How to Win An Interview

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2.     Review the company website. Know their mission and values. What do they do? What are their products?

3.     Prepare a few questions to ask on your interview.

4.     Prepare to discuss your military background and how it correlates to the position.

5.     Check out the RecruitMilitary Resources tab for resume guidance, interview prep and more! 

 

 

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