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John Deere Product Engineer- Backhoe Hydraulics & Structures in Dubuque, Iowa

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. And 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.

Title: Product Engineer- Backhoe Hydraulics & Structures- 84689

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

Organizational Group:WW Construction & Forestry

Personnel Area: Dubuque

Function: Product Engineering

GJE Job Title: Engineer Product I

Job Grade: 06

Exemption Status: Exempt

Hiring Manager: Rian S Meyeres

Employee Referral Bonus: $1,500.00

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Product Engineer for John Deere Dubuque Works located in Dubuque, Iowa you will.

  • Identify and implement design changes for hydraulic and structural components to address warranty, increase product reliability and improve assembly operations.

  • Support assembly and fabrication operations by investigating and implementing design change corrective action.

  • Support dealer technical assistance center personnel to troubleshoot and resolve field issues.

  • Effectively work in a cross-functional team environment to develop and implement robust engineering solutions.

  • Develop engineering standards, product design guidelines, and engineering analysis procedures.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Product design experience through internships or practical work experience

  • Experience with mobile hydraulic systems and components such as control valves, cartridge valves, plumbing, pumps, cylinders, and accumulators

  • Structures design experience with castings, sheet steel, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) or manufacturing processes

  • Experience using 3D modeling packages (Pro E preferred) to create hydraulic and structures component geometry, route hydraulic plumbing and engineering drawings

  • Experience reading hydraulic schematics and creating engineering drawings

  • Ability to perform root cause analysis to develop creative alternative solutions, leveraging data to guide selection of recommendations or course of action

  • Demonstrated effective organizational, multi-tasking, communication, and leadership skills

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Prior product design experience with mobile/off-highway hydraulic components, sub-systems, or structure design

  • Knowledge of construction, forestry, agriculture, or other off-highway equipment

  • Prior experience with Root Cause Analysis tools and problem-solving packages

  • Experience as a team leader, integration lead or subject matter expert


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

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree

    This position will be posted for a minimum of 7 business days and unposted when a qualified pool of candidates is achieved.

    If you are moving to an area where housing and general expenses are significantly more expensive than at your departure location, the Company may provide a transitional benefit to help offset these costs for a specified period of time as a part of the relocation package. The Company will notify employees of their eligibility for this benefit based on a calculation provided by Runzheimer International. The calculation is based on a comprehensive assessment of all living cost variables and specific individual characteristics.

    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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.