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Structures Design Engineer

John Deere Dubuque Works, Dubuque, IA

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There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Dubuque 
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Structures Design Engineer - 43785

Your Responsibilities

As a Structures Design Engineer at Dubuque Works in Dubuque, IA you will work mainly in PDP, to develop and maintain linkage design and document in design guidelines; but can also include current product quality and cost reduction projects as required. In addition, you will:

  • Lead backhoe linkage structure design
  • Manage technical consulting and problem solving leveraging Backhoe kinematic design tools
  • Document design solutions into product design guidelines
  • Develop and maintain backhoe specification database: Backhoe, Loader, and Competitive specifications
  • Participate in execution and development of the Engineering Analysis Procedures for Backhoes
  • Maintain knowledge in structural technological advancements including Adhesive Bonding, High Strength Steel, and Structural 3D Printing
  • Provide technical leadership to new employees and team members located at JD-TCI and Brazil
  • Provide technical and project support to the Continuous Improvement team as required

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of experience in Structures Design or Structural Evaluation
  • Experience calculating linkage mechanisms, pin joint stresses, and structural sections and strengths
  • Technical experience in engineering design and analysis
  • Experience communicating with cross functional teams
  • Experience with leading or supporting issue resolution with a cross functional team

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with welding and general fabrications
  • Experience with structural evaluation and testing procedures
  • Experience working with internal and external suppliers
  • Expertise in structural design of major frames, pin joints, and castings
  • Knowledge in Enterprise Product Development Program
  • Previous team leadership experience
  • Experience with Creo modeling and Windchill data management software

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline


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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Req Num 43785-en_US
ID 524010
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
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