Champaign, Illinois

There are over 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 were all about at John Deere. And its why were investing in our people and our technology like never before!Here the worlds brightest minds are tackling the worlds biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, well put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US)- Illinois - Champaign

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Part-Time Student-Research Specialist-JDTIC Champaign IL- 71372

The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Companys regular full-time staff and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule.

This position will be located at the Research Park on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus in Champaign, Illinois.

Your Responsibilities

As a Research Specialist for John Deeres ISG (Intelligent Solutions Group) located at the Research Park- John Deere Technology Innovation Center (JDTIC) in Champaign, Illinois, you will conduct research for a wide variety of business and engineering/technical/agronomy needs. You will utilize business databases and publicly available resources to research companies, technologies, and business issues. You will synthesize this information and present it in professional reports or PowerPoint presentations. All work will be performed at JDTIC in Champaigns Research Park.

What It Takes

+ Ideally, you will be enrolled in a masters program in Library & Information Science, Business, Communication, Agricultural Sciences or related field or equivalent experience

+ Must be registered as a full-time student at a local university

+ Ideal graduation date of December 2021 or later

+ Cumulative GPA 2.8 or above

+ Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis

+ 16-20 hours/week during the academic year

+ 35-40 hours/week during the summer semester

+ Advanced search techniques to find information resources and the ability to evaluate these sources for validity and relevance

+ Ability to synthesize information and present it in formal reports that are well-written and visually appealing

+ Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm to learn advanced topics

+ Ability to work autonomously while providing regular updates to team members

What Makes You Stand Out

+ Experience using business databases (D&B Hoovers, PrivCo, etc.)

+ Experience using agriculture, science, and technology databases (IEEE, Web of Science, etc.)

+ Experience with patent searching and intellectual property issues

+ Knowledge of technology standards (ANSI, ASTM, SAE, etc.)

+ Knowledge of the agriculture or construction industry

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.

Champaign, Illinois

We at John Deere are passionate about finding a way to give back to those who have served our Country.  Working for a John Deere dealership or factory is bigger than just a job.  It's growth in oneself, on a path to achieving all you hoped to accomplish. It's pride in your community, from the first customer you serve to supporting the community.  It's knowing that what you do helps to feed, clothe, and shelter the world. It all starts with you. Starting here. Starting now!

Interested in joining the industry's best?  At John Deere, veterans will find: 

•  A higher sense of purpose – helping those the farmers and infra-structure workers that feed and shelter the world 

•  A team-based environment focused on supporting the customer

•  A never-ending desire for continuous improvement - We are looking for leaders, change agents, different perspectives 

•  Market leading pay and benefits

John Deere actively welcomes transitioning active duty service members to participate in internship opportunities at our dealership and factory locations across the United States.   Timing of the internship is mutually agreed upon between the service member, her/his commander.  Potential opportunities include:

•  Dealer technicians – Nationwide opportunities

•  Factory production roles at 16 major facilities– assembly, welders, machinists, skilled trades

•  Support roles – IT, supply chain, logistics, engineering, human resources

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