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John Deere Partner Products Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

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 we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! 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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Dubuque

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Partner Products Engineer - 92855

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

This position is eligible for a flexible work schedule arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

As a Partner Product Engineer for John Deere Dubuque Works located in Dubuque, IA, you will work with internal stakeholders and external business partners to define, develop, and deliver our portfolio of Small Excavators. In addition, you will:

  • Function as vehicle owner and supply partner liaison for Excavators less than 5 metric tons

  • Participate on Product Delivery Process teams as the Design representative, ensuring design activities and plans are formulated and followed

  • Requirements/Product Specification ownership for each program


  • Investigate and implement continuous product improvements and model year changes

  • Provide coaching and technical expertise to engineers, designers, and others (e.g., contract workers, off-site drafting, and design) on a daily basis

  • Work globally with engineering talent, customers, and manufacturers.

  • Interact with suppliers, Factory Operations, Accounting, Customer/Product Support, Quality and Marketing

  • Attend Product Line Management Teams, as appropriate

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of previous engineering experience performing analysis, testing, design and/or manufacturing engineering work for a defined portion of a project

  • Working knowledge of technology development processes, including evidence of multiple program completions.

  • Project leadership experience, such as a team leader or integration lead on a product development program.

  • Excellent communication skills and leadership potential.

  • Experience working with suppliers in the application and design of systems and components.

  • Cross-functional design experience

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Good understanding of Earthmoving, Forestry or Agricultural Equipment Applications

  • Hands-on background with experience in the operation, adjustment and expected performance of Agricultural, Earthmoving or Forestry equipment

  • Systems Engineering education, training or demonstrated capability

  • Experience working with customers, dealers, and product support/marketing reps in the resolution of performance and reliability issues globally

  • Advance degree (e.g., Master’s degree in engineering or technical discipline or MBA)


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Agricultural Engineering

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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