Davenport, Iowa

**Primary Function:**

Sets up and operates in a team environment one or more machines such as lathes, mills, horizontal boring machine, etc., and performs machining operations consisting of many details on a wide variety of non-repetitive parts, holding close tolerances.

**Types Of Machines, Tools And Equipment Used Or Operated:**

A wide variety of departmental machines such as lathes, mills, horizontal boring machine, jig bore, jig grinder, etc., gages, precision measuring instruments, various hand tools, etc., necessary to carry out the function of the machine.

**Job Details:**

Work is not closely supervised, must maintain a safe work environment. Details are dependent on duties assigned but in general consist of the following:

+ Works from tool and product design prints, sketches, written or verbal instructions.

+ Makes all required mathematical calculations, lays out parts using measuring instruments and handbook tables.

+ Plans proper sequence of operations to carry job to completion.

+ Performs lay out work using measuring instruments and handbook tables.

+ Makes own setups and devises special attachments for performance of the job.

+ Tries out tools made and analyses performance.

+ Determines machine feed and speeds for work involved.

+ Checks own work for conformance to print, specifications, etc.

+ Lubricates, adds coolant, checks and/or cleans equipment and tooling.

+ Performs some preventive maintenance and adjustments to equipment.

+ Moves and positions loads.

+ Cleans work area and performs other miscellaneous duties inherent to the job.

+ Makes minor adjustments on machines such as adjustment of way gibs.

+ Instructs and assists other team members.

+ Performs higher grade work under close supervision.

+ Fits and assembles parts into completed units.

+ Sharpens own tools.

+ Works shifts (choice of shift based on seniority).

**Minimum Qualifications:**

+ Preferred candidates should have a journeyperson’s card, certificate or diploma in Machining or Tool & Die.

+ Or Military experience plus 4 years on-the-job training.

**Preferred experience with the following machines:**

Rockford Planer, Hurco CNC Mills, Mazak CNC Mills and Lathes, G&L Boring Mills, Mitsubishi Wire EDM and all other general tool room machines

**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, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.**

Davenport, Iowa

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!

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