John Deere Engineer in East Moline, Illinois

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - East Moline

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Engineer - 50090

Your Responsibilities

As an Engineer for Harvester Works, located in East Moline, IL you will plan, execute and document lab and field tests of combine components or systems. In addition, you will:

  • Collaborate with a cross functional, global team of design engineers and experimental technician staff

  • Collect and analyze field / lab data to develop loads and duty cycles to validate new designs

  • Work with PV&V counterparts for other interfacing module teams including front end equipment

  • Report test results to the design team and lead discussions for any follow up activities

  • Maintain an up-to-date status of existing tests and an overall schedule for all team test needs

  • Lead bi-monthly PV&V reviews for the team

  • Provide updates to PLMT / PRA as project needs require

  • Engage in design review meetings to provide input and ideas to resolve challenges that the team is working to overcome

  • Communicate concerns, gaps, issues, successes to the team / team leader

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Experienced user of data collection and analysis tools such as NCode / Glyphworks

  • Experience using mechanical engineering principles as applied to design and test

  • 2 or more years of product engineering, product verification, or equivalent experience

What Makes You Stand Out

Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team


  • Experience using John Deere information systems and processes related to combine product development

  • Product design experience using ProE

  • Basic experience in the operation of or knowledge of combine harvesters

  • Basic understanding of structural analysis, FEA, as it relates to structures, loads and constraints

  • 5 or more years of experience in mechanical design or test engineering

  • Experience with operating farm equipment

Education (or equivalent work experience)

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering or equivalent

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.