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John Deere Vehicle Performance Engineer in Dubuque, Iowa

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

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Vehicle Performance Engineer- 84621

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Vehicle Performance Engineer for the John Deere Construction & Forestry Division located in Dubuque, IA, you will lead the definition of the vehicle performance requirements for the articulated dump truck (ADT) and large scraper pan product lines.

  • Work with marketing to understand emerging technologies and future customer needs. This includes acting as the voice of the customer within engineering.

  • Translate market needs into system and machine level requirements to drive overall machine performance while working with sub-function owners to ensure performance specs are met.

  • Manage the Integrated Systems Development Process/Technology Development Program (ISDP/TDP) portfolio, the generation and protection of intellectual property, and the documentation of critical product design knowledge.

  • Act as product line contact for Earthmoving Production Systems.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of technical product development experience

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in single functional area

  • Ability to influence without authority for internal and external teams

  • Willingness to develop machine operation skills to support performance evaluations

  • Ability to travel up to 25% domestically

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Ability to drive requirements from incomplete customer needs

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in multiple functional areas with an understanding of interdependencies and tradeoffs

  • Experience with material hauling systems such asADTs and scraper pans

  • Experience with other machine forms in the Site Development and Quarry & Aggregate production systems

  • Demonstrated application of systems engineering principles to complex problems

  • Experience with software systems requirements development

  • Understanding of CAN based communication and tools (VSpy)

  • Understanding of telemetric data capabilities and datasets (JDLink)

  • Experience with data analysis, kinematics, and dynamics modeling toolsets (nCode, Matlab, Simulink, Simscape Multi-body)


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

  • BS in Mechanical, Agriculture, or Electrical 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. 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.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. 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.