John Deere School to Work Electrical Machine Maintenance Program

Students accepted into the School to Work John Deere Industrial Electrical Machine Maintenance program will:

Electrical Machine Maintenance employees at John Deere perform all electrical/electronic maintenance and repairs to facilities and production equipment in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment.  They must troubleshoot and repair production equipment in an efficient manner while following strict safety practices and OSHA regulations.  In addition, they are expected to: 

  • Perform tasks necessary to support operations in a team environment
  • Support preventative and predictive maintenance programs to maximize equipment uptime
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Supply their own tools
  • Available to work off shifts 

John Deere Application Process

  1. Complete Hawkeye's online admissions application and be accepted into the Industrial Automation Technology program at Hawkeye by July 11, 2019.

  2. Complete the application for the John Deere School to Work program by July 12, 2019.

  3. Complete John Deere's test, interview, background check, physical, and drug test process.

John Deere will select qualified students for admittance into the John Deere School to Work program.


Upon completion of the program, individuals may be hired for full-time employment as positions are available at John Deere.

Forgivable Loan Program

If selected as a John Deere School to Work program student you may apply for the John Deere Forgivable Loan Program through the Hawkeye Foundation. The loan is used to cover up to two-thirds of your tuition and fees for your program. After you complete your program and have been employed at John Deere for three years, your loan will be forgiven.

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