Horicon, Wisconsin

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Wisconsin - Horicon

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Product Engineer - 80387

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

This position can be located in either Horicon, WI or Carey, NC.

Your Responsibilities

John Deere Turf & Compact Utility business is seeking a Product Engineer to develop innovative solutions to support Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) programs, CI/VI initiatives and electrification ambitions for Riding Lawn Equipment (RLE) products. In this role you will produce and/or evaluate possible design solutions to improve cost, quality and performance based on specialized knowledge of engineering applications. In addition, you will:

+ Compile and furnish necessary information to document the design solution required for building of prototypes and adoption of the design into production. Ensure all requirements are met (i.e. functional operation, reliability, part cost, tooling cost, appearance, safety, serviceability, standards, compliance, customer requirements, BOM creation/accuracy, etc.).

+ Provide technical support to supply management, quality engineering, manufacturing engineering, and marketing.

+ Assist with the Product Verification & Validation planning and create the PV&V activities to request the analysis, lab and field tests required and to set the acceptance criteria.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

+ 3 or more years experience being a self-directed individual with excellent organizational, root cause analysis, and problem solving skills

+ 3 or more years experience leveraging excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to communicate within a cross functional team across multiple sites and drive results

+ 3 or more years experience using EPDP to bring systems to production (minimum of 1 design cycles)

+ 3 or more years experience using CAD Modeling Software

+ 2 or more years experience leading vehicle sub-system/system level design projects

+ 1 or more years experience with Systems Engineering tools, and Six Sigma methodologies

+ 1 or more years experience using Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

What Makes You Stand Out

+ Demonstrated leadership & people skills

+ Proven track record developing vehicle systems

+ Experience collecting requirements from stakeholders and making data driven decisions

+ Experience supporting a high volume manufacturing facility

+ Knowledge and experience with electrical systems and components

+ Master’s Degree in engineering

+ Experience with Riding Lawn Equipment

+ Experience with other functional areas within the development process (analysis, test, manufacturing, quality)


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

+ Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or related field.

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 (http://www.deere.com/en/our-company/john-deere-careers/why-john-deere/) 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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. 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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Horicon, Wisconsin

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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