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) - Dubuque
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Product Engineer - 43077
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As a Product Engineer, for the John Deere Construction & Forestry Division (Dubuque, IA) you will provide Design, Analysis or Test engineering support for the mechanical components and systems. These areas could include structures, engine, hydraulic, powertrain and/or cooling systems of various Construction and Forestry equipment. In addition, you will:
o Lead design, analysis and/or test work to improve the components/systems by following projects through the development
o Evaluate design constraints and specification requirements for components and systems
o Work closely with the appropriate customers, suppliers and John Deere cross-functional teams while driving toward solutions to new product development, continuous improvement, quality improvement, cost reduction and/or other special projects
o Lead and participate on PDP (Product Delivery Process) ensuring all activities and plans are formulated and followed
o Provide leadership to less experienced engineers by providing direction on planning, technical decisions, and priority for mechanical systems, sub-systems, and component design and testing
Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.
What Skills You Need
- 3 or more years of experience in Mechanical Systems in design, analysis or test (through internships, education or practical experience)
- Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects and tasks
- Demonstrated effective communication (written and verbal) skills
- Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
- Demonstrated effective problem solving skills to analyze and solve technical problems
- Experience with project management
- Experience working with suppliers
What Makes You Stand Out
- Relevant mechanical design and test experience of mechanical systems on off-highway equipment
- Fundamental understanding of machines forms relevant to off-road equipment
- Advanced Experience in 3D modeling (ie Creo, SolidWorks)
- Experience with nCode and/or Matlab
- Experience operating off-road equipment
- Experience with data collection and analysis
- Experience defining component and machine-level life goals
- Experience with vehicle communication (CAN) systems, embedded controllers, and vehicle control strategies
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% (both domestic and international)
Education (or equivalent work experience)
- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering or Chemical Engineer
- Master's degree in Engineering is a plus
What You'll Get
At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. 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. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.
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.
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