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John Deere Waterloo Works Factory Skilled: Sheet Metal and/or Plastics Maintenance in Waterloo Works, Iowa

The Sheet Metal and/or Plastics Maintenance person is responsible for creating, installing, and building parts made of sheet metal.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Select appropriate gauges and type of sheet metal, such as galvanized iron, copper, steel, and/or aluminum, according to product specifications.

  • Fabricate or alter parts at construction sites, using shears, hammers, punches, and drills.

  • Cut sheet metal by hand or by using power shears.

  • Shape metal material over anvils, blocks, or other forms, using hand tools.

  • Cut shapes to be used in heating and air conditioning ducts.

  • Determine project requirements, including scope, assembly sequences, and required methods and materials, according to blueprints, drawings, and written or verbal instructions.

  • Drill and punch holes in metal, for screws, bolts, and rivets.

  • Bend sheet metal to form shapes.

  • Weld, solder, or rivet ducts together.

  • Smooth over rough edges with file.

  • Install ready-made ducts.

  • Work with fiberglass, plastics, and other nonmetallic materials.

  • Operate fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, presses, forming rolls to cut, bend, block and form or straighten materials.

  • Install assemblies, such as flashing, pipes, tubes, heating and air conditioning ducts, furnace casings, rain gutters, and down spouts, in supportive frameworks.

  • Use scribers, dividers, and squares to mark dimensions on materials.

  • Inspect individual parts, assemblies, and installations for conformance to specifications and building codes, using measuring instruments such as calipers, scales, and micrometers.

  • Fasten seams and joints together with welds, bolts, cement, rivets, solder, caulks, metal drive clips, and bonds in order to assemble components into products or to repair sheet metal items.

  • Trim, file, grind, deburr, buff, and smooth surfaces, seams, and joints of assembled parts, using hand tools and portable power tools.

  • Finish parts, using hacksaws, and hand, rotary, or squaring shears.

  • Maintain equipment, making repairs and modifications when necessary.

  • Lay out, measure, and mark dimensions and reference lines on material, such as roofing panels, according to drawings or templates, using calculators, scribes, dividers, squares, and rulers.

  • Maneuver completed units into position for installation, and anchor the units.

Why Work at John Deere? Why Work anywhere else?

If you strive to do great work, excel in creative environments, thrive in teams, and live for problem solving – this is the place for you.

At John Deere, your ideas, experiences and values matter.

Please see below for a summary of the value of your John Deere career and total rewards available to you to support you and your well-being.

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits

  • Well being – Physical and Mental Healthcare

  • Paid Holidays & Competitive Vacation Packages

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Rebate Program & numerous discount programs for personal use