Senior FEA Loads & Goals 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 FEA Loads & Goals Engineer for John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny, IA you will develop design loads and design goals for use in Finite Element Analysis (FEA). In addition, you will:

Perform data analysis on test data to summarize the loads into a form that is usable for FEM's and hand analysis.

Document design loads for sprayers in EAP's.

High level understanding of fracture mechanics to provide analysis and FEA goals to meet reliability targets and first pass yield of stress and lab tests.

Document design analysis goals for sprayer structures in EAP's.

Perform hand analysis on sprayer structure using free body diagrams and mechanics of materials principles.

Perform linear and nonlinear FEA of sprayer structure.

Provide strain instrumentation locations and orientations to the test group for loads gathering and structural verification.

Provide effective on-site design review representation for analysis/simulation activities, based on thorough understanding of analysis procedures & sprayer load cases.

Work with test group to improve correlation between analysis and physical tests.
What It Takes

We need an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, who thrives on solving problems and working in a global team environment. Ideally, you will have a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical/Materials Engineering and/or equivalent work experience. An advanced degree in Mechanical/Materials Engineering is preferred. We also require:

5 years of experience with mechanics of materials theory

3 years of experience with structural analysis using FEA

5 years of experience in fracture mechanics (crack initiation/propagation)

3 years experience in physical test verification and load collection

A strong candidate will also have:
Training in fatigue theory (including Glyphworks Design Life)

Strong understanding of statics and dynamics

Strong understanding of noise and vibration

Training in FEA theory (including advanced techniques)

Experience with other simulation methods (multibody dynamics, systems simulation, CFD)

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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