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John Deere Quad Cities Skilled: Machine Hand/Tool Room Machinist in 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.

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.

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