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John Deere Senior Engineer - Hydraulic Systems in Dubuque, 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: Engineering (CA)

Title: Senior Engineer - Hydraulic Systems - 106463

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Engineer - Excavator Hydraulic Systems for John Deere Dubuque Works located in Dubuque, IA, you will...

  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring for the Deere Global Excavator Hydraulics Team located in the USA, India, China, and Brazil.

  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining technical relationships with critical global suppliers.

  • Design ownership of major hydraulic components (main control valves, pumps, motors) and systems

  • Interface cross functionally with powertrain, electrical, structures, performance, controls, and automation teams to ensure optimal hydraulic and vehicle performance.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of hydraulic system and component design experience

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills to facilitate activities with supply management, quality, Product Verification and Validation (PV&V), suppliers, and other stakeholders.

  • Prior work experience demonstrating strong leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated experience through several Product Development programs (PDP).

  • Ability and willingness to travel, up to 25% domestic or internationally.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience designing future generation hydraulic systems.

  • Design experience including main control valves (spool design), pumps, motors, gearboxes (swing and track drives), cylinders, and plumbing.

  • Experience optimizing control system parameters to achieve optimal hydraulic performance (tuning).

  • Previous successful project management and leadership skills.

  • Experience with engineering data analysis tools and dynamic systems modeling.

  • Previous project leadership experience through Integration Lead roles


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related 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 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 Contribution)

  • 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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