Senior Product Engineer
John Deere - Des Moines, IA

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Why John Deere

The John Deere Agricultural and Turf division touches every corner of the globe. If it’s green and growing, chances are John Deere has a hand in it. Our products provide complete solutions, whether it’s to nurture seeds into a bountiful crop, beautify our parks, carpet our golf courses or taking care of the lawns and gardens that surround our homes. Join John Deere--a proven business leader--and watch your potential grow.

Working with the latest technology, collaborating with the best and brightest in the field, expanding your knowledge and honing your skills—all are key components of unmatched career satisfaction as a member of the John Deere product engineering team.

What You'll Do

As a Senior Product Engineer for John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny, IA you will lead design and analysis activities on new and existing design projects in accordance with established guidelines with respect to the performance, reliability, cost and configuration of these systems. In addition, you will:

Work in a team environment with other engineers and representatives of other functional areas locally or globally.
Develop specifications for purchased components and work with suppliers to meet quality and functional requirements.
Plan, coordinate and perform product design, testing and/or analysis work for a complete project of broad scope or for a significant portion or a sub-system of a major and diverse project.
Lead functional/subsystem design requirement reviews with multi-disciplined team and document results.

What It Takes

We need an excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. Ideally, you will have a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering or equivalent work experience in a related field. A Master or advanced degree in Engineering is a plus. In addition, we require:

5 years of experience developing off road machine systems.
Excellent understanding of the application systems and spray principles.
Knowledge of applicable sprayer standards such as ISO, ASAE, etc.
Technical experience relating to design and diagnostics of mechanical/electrical/hydraulic systems.
Work in a geographically distributed collaborative environment.
Ability to lead and present projects to various level of development team.
Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% both domestic and international

A strong candidate will have the following:
Minimum 1000 hours in Pro/E
Ability to model and create Bill of Materials according to design standards.
Knowledge of Product Development process and use of SAP/PDM/cProjects type tools or equivalent.
Experience of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and understanding of fluid properties.
Understanding of spray system design and validation process a plus.
A strong farm background.

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 .

Can you imagine the challenge of a lifetime and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?

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. An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.

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