John Deere Year-Round Intern - HTFD Intern - Ames, IA in Ames, Iowa

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) - Ames

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Year-Round Intern - HTFD Intern - Ames, IA - 48588

Your Responsibilities

  • Deere equipment, combines, sugar cane harvesters, etc., use airflow to clean and convey crop and other material in the machines. You will work on modeling the interaction between air and crop material using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and discrete element modeling (DEM).

  • You will model the aerodynamics of particles (crop) to predict lift and drag. Explore using the approaches being developed at ISU, for instance immersogeometric analysis. This project work will help Deere improve the accuracy of our models and thus increase the performance of our machines.

  • You will use CFD and DEM to support ongoing projects in wear prediction, automated modeling, and wind tunnel tests.

What It Takes

  • Interest in numerical methods and computer simulation

  • Experience with CFD or DEM analysis tools or other simulation tools (for example Fluent, Star CCM+, Open FOAM, EDEM, LIGGGHTS, or others)

  • Ideal Background: Graduate student, experience with advanced simulation methods like immersogeometric analysis; Background in aerodynamics or fluid dynamics

  • Interest in numerical methods and computer simulation

  • Engineering student in Mechanical, Aero, or Agricultural Engineering

  • Must be registered as a full-time student at Iowa State University

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

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8/3.0 or above

  • 16 - 20 hours/week during the academic year

  • 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester

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.