Lead Instructor

Davenport, Iowa, USA

Time Type: Full Time

Job Requisition ID: 103766

Job Description

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.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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. 

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Davenport  

Title: Lead Instructor - 103766 

Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position

Your Responsibilities

The Construction & Forestry John Deere Training Center is seeking an individual that is passionate about developing themselves and others within a rapidly changing, technology driven environment.  As a Lead Instructor on John Deere’s C&F Aftermarket and Customer Support Training (A&CS) Team located in Davenport, IA, you will:

  • Assess the knowledge/skills needed to develop the careers of dealer parts and service professionals.
  • Develop, deliver, and maintain training solutions on multiple construction products to support our dealers and customers.
  • Collaborate across John Deere and with dealers on execution the enterprise technology training portfolio.
  • Work directly with assigned dealers to develop plans and training delivery capabilities that improve their business. 

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position. 

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated passion for developing others in a formal education environment (virtual and/or traditional)
  • Ability to author training materials and present in front of large groups on complex topics
  • Proactive mindset with excellent communication skills who thrives on facilitating problem resolution and working in a team environment
  • Ability to travel up to 50%, mostly domestically with some occasional international travel
  • Embrace change and actively seek continuous learning/upskilling opportunities
  • Microsoft Office Tools knowledge (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with precision technology with an emphasis on machine grade control systems
  • Experience on heavy equipment hydraulic/electrical/power train systems
  • Customer support and/or marketing and sales experience with customer interaction regarding products, parts, technology and/or service
  • Experience with regular customer contact, knowledge of dealer/distribution network processes, and broad product knowledge 



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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Engineering, Technology, Marketing, or an Associate’s degree with equivalent discipline or equivalent related work 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 while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use 

Follow this link to learn more about our Total Rewards Package https://bit.ly/3XCd8fL 

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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control. 

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The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried Employees and The John Deere Benefit Plan for Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.