Production Team Leader

Company Name: John Deere

Location: Dubuque, Iowa, US - 52001

Job Duration: 2022-01-13 to 2022-02-12


At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith’s shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.


Primary Location: United States (US) – Iowa  – Dubuque  
Function: Operations
Title: Production Team Leader – 81066 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 

Your Responsibilities


As a Production Team Leader for Skid Steer Assembly located in Dubuque, IA, you will….


  • Foster a positive work environment through good and clear communication practices.  Ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instructions and tools to successfully do their job.
  • Administer employee policies, practices, procedures, and work rules. Monitor individual and departmental performance and take corrective action including discipline, as needed and respond to complaints to ensure the Company and employees adhere to policies, practices, procedures and work rules.
  • Monitor Control Plans, troubleshoot quality problems, and generally supervise production activities to ensure that outbound and inbound shipments meet or exceed all established quality requirements utilizing DNS and WCS Warehousing operations systems.
  • Determine work priorities based on the production schedule and make daily assignments including filling vacancies and assigning overtime to adhere to departure deadlines



Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  


What Skills You Need


  • Excellent communicator, who can engage and inspire their team (thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment)
  • 1or more years of experience in manufacturing and/or operations
  • Ability to have crucial conversations with wage personnel
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with both salary and wage personnel
  • 1 or more years utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and Outlook)

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with Material Flow
  • Demonstrated team leadership and mentoring
  • Experience with safety and ergonomics in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of the Continuous Improvement Process (CI) and 5S methodology
  • Experience with an incentive pay system, such as CIPP (Continuous Improvement Pay Plan) and work measurement
  • Experience with capacity and manpower planning



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


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 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 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. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.