Product EngineerJohn Deere Dubuque Works, Dubuque, IA
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The John Deere Dubuque Works is one of the key facilities in Deere & Company's Construction and Forestry (C&F) Division. The Dubuque Works manufactures backhoe loaders, crawler dozers, and skid steer loaders for the construction industry and knuckleboom loaders and tracked feller bunchers for the forestry industry. The Dubuque Works also serves as the Center of Excellence for the C&F Division in the areas of Product Engineering, Product Verification and Validation, Supply Management, and Product Support which includes the Dealer Technical Assistance Center. From a manufacturing perspective, the core competencies of the factory include plate and sheet cutting, machining, welding, paint, and assembly.
The John Deere Dubuque Works is one of the most innovative and productive facilities of its kind. From an Engineering perspective, techniques such as virtual reality and rapid concepting are used to assist in the design process. Our manufacturing facilities use state of the art techniques and equipment to produce products including CNC machining centers and a Manufacturing Execution System (MES). We are proud of how fast we can get new technology into the hands of our customers, and of the quality we can attain through a very structured and effective Product Development Process. Our Product Support teams use the latest techniques and satellite communication systems to keep the machines we make on the job, dayin and dayout. Additionally, outside of the factory our products are supported by an efficient parts delivery system, and a network of John Deere dealers and company field representatives, strategically located throughout the world to support the products we produce
We are dedicated to keeping our customers ahead of their competitors by supplying the most efficient, dependable machines possible. Through teamwork, a commitment to continuous improvement, and a major investment in aggressive, ongoing research, the Dubuque Works has helped John Deere become a leader in the Construction and Forestry equipment industry.
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Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Davenport
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Product Engineer - 57872
As a Product Engineer in the Loader Module for John Deere Construction & Forestry, located in Davenport, IA you will primarily drive the Four Wheel Drive Loader Structure/Sheet Metal distinctive product quality and cost reduction goals. You will provide engineering support for the loader assembly lines and for our customer's vehicles in the field. In addition, you will:
- Continuously improve the Structure and Sheet Metal design of the Four Wheel Drive Loader to improve quality and reduce cost to enhance the value of the loader to John Deere and our customers
- Prepare, process and implement engineering design changes including managing the bill of materials, the models and the drawings
- Work closely with the appropriate customers, suppliers and John Deere cross functional teams, including: designers, other engineering groups, supply management, quality, marketing and product support
- Support vehicle assembly and component fabrication by troubleshooting a wide variety of Structure and Sheet Metal issues
- Provide engineering support to DTAC (Dealer Technical Assistance Center) to quickly resolve field cases which may require traveling to machines in the field
- Effectively communicate to functional teams and management, both in writing and verbally, the status of projects on a regular basis
- Work with the product development engineering team in order to smoothly implement new product programs which also requires participation in prototype, physical and limited production builds for these programs
Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.
What Skills You Need
- Engineering experience obtained through projects, internships or practical work experience
- Experience applying basic root cause analysis techniques
- Ability to demonstrate troubleshooting capabilities
- Experience with 3D modeling software
- Ability to identify and implement creative and efficient solutions to technical problems
- Ability to apply engineering principles to machine design
- Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills while participating in a team environment
- Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage several project simultaneously
- Strong interpersonal communication skills (both verbal & written)
What Makes You Stand Out
- 1 or more years of professional work experience in Product Engineering
- Experience in Structure/Sheet Metal design
- Experience with John Deere business processes (i.e. JDLink, PDMLink, SAP, etc.)
- Experience working with customers and end users
- Experience working with the cross functional teams
- Experience with Construction or Off Highway equipment including 4WD loaders
- Experience with Engineering Analysis tools
- Experience in product and component qualification testing
Education (or equivalent work experience)
- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
What You'll Get
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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.