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John Deere Control System Engineer in Dubuque, Iowa

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

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Control System Engineer - 61442

Your Responsibilities

As a Control System Engineer for the John Deere Construction & Forestry division, located in Dubuque, IA, you will support model-based design, analysis, and on-machine tuning of Control Systems for a variety of Construction and Forestry equipment applications, including closed-loop control of hydraulic and drivetrain systems. In addition, you will:

  • Characterize components and multi-variable sub-system behavior in a lab setting through frequency response and system identification techniques

  • Use component test data to develop optimal component control strategies in our vehicle systems

  • Synthesize robust control systems for electronically controlled hydraulic mechanisms, powertrain, and other systems. This includes demonstrating robust stability and performance at the vehicle system level using simulation and analysis.

  • Document control theory and field commissioning/tuning processes

  • Develop control system models for code-generation

  • Support or perform on-machine control system troubleshooting and tuning

  • Support development of quantifiable performance requirements

  • Work with the Dynamic System Modeling team to integrate control system and vehicle system models

  • Work across disciplines, interfacing with design, software, dynamic systems modeling, and physical test groups

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Strong understanding of physics, mathematics, and dynamic systems

  • Knowledge in embedded software, hydraulics, powertrain, mechanisms, or robotics

  • Knowledge in control theory

  • Experience with Matlab, Simulink, and model-based system design

  • 2 or more years of engineering experience

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in dynamic system modeling or control design

  • Expertise in control systems, embedded software, hydraulic systems, powertrain, mechanisms, or robotics

  • Experience or knowledge of Agricultural, Construction, and/or Forestry equipment

  • Master's degree in Control Systems or other relevant discipline

Education (or equivalent work experience)

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

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline.

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.

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