Team Leader – Sprayers

Company Name: John Deere

Location: Ankeny, Iowa, US - 50023

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


There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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  – Ankeny  
Function: Operations
Title: Team Leader – Sprayers – 81396

Your Position:

Your Responsibilities


As a Team Leader, in the Sprayer Business Unit, for John Deere Des Moines Works located in Ankeny, Iowa, you will manage and monitor individual and departmental production employee performance on safety, quality, delivery, and efficiency and take corrective action including discipline as needed.  In addition, you will…


  • Establish the employee environment regarding communications, feedback and overall guidance
  • Ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction, and tooling to successfully execute their jobs
  • Drive department-level support of factory goals regarding 5S implementation, Continuous Improvement, manpower planning, and operating budgets


Visa Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • Demonstrated experience making sound decisions and being proactive in high-pressure or time-sensitive environments
  • Ability to conduct crucial conversations, including ability to enforce company policies, practices, procedures, and work rules
  • Demonstrated experience driving cross-functional performance and teamwork in situations without authority
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed to support customer delivery

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Demonstrated experience utilizing lean manufacturing techniques to drive business improvements
  • Two or more years of experience with shop floor manufacturing and incentive pay systems (such as CIPP)
  • Cross-functional work experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Material Control, or Supply Management
  • Possess a good working knowledge of the appropriate operating and information systems used in Operations (Word, Excel, SAP, SharePoint, PowerBI)



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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology, Operations, Business / Management, or Supply Management

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.