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John Deere Senior Casting Development Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa

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) - Iowa - Waterloo

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Casting Development Engineer - 73075

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Casting Development Engineer for the John Deere Foundry located in Waterloo, Iowa you will:

  • Bring a casting design into production through the design and development of production tooling to net desired product fit form and function

  • Optimize casting designs and quantitatively determine manufacturability

  • Assess capability and design castings from current weldment design

  • Optimize casting designs to reduce production cost

  • Work within a multi-disciplined team to improve quality of parts on top action list

  • Coach and teach others on the casting development process

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5yrs Green Sand Molding of Gray and Ductile Iron Castings

  • 3 yrs of Modeling experience

  • Demonstrated understanding rules for shrink factors for tooling design

  • Ability to Interpret Casting CMM Layout Results

  • Ability to put together cost estimates for tooling builds

  • 3 yrs experience Gating Design

  • Demonstrated capability of Simulation Software Review, ie Magmasoft

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with other than green sand iron casting processes (no bake, lost foam, investment, high pressure die casting), and materials (Steel, Aluminium, High SiMo, CGI)

  • Manufacturing Machining & Assembly Process Knowledge

  • Experience Coaching/Mentoring casting development engineers

  • Experience modeling with Creo

  • Magma gating system simulation


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Manufacturing Technology discipline

    No relocation benefits are available for this position.

    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.

    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.