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John Deere Fargo Skilled: Engineering Technician Intern in Fargo, North Dakota

POSITION TITLE: Engineering Technician Intern

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in a A.S. or certificate program in a related technical field

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: No experience required


  1. Possess effective written and verbal communication skills, enabling correspondence with internal departments, vendors, and customers

  2. Working knowledge of personal computers, spreadsheets, and word processing

  3. Understanding of manufacturing processes and electronic components

  4. A general understanding of diagnostic equipment and manufacturing equipment (e.g., multimeters)

  5. Understanding of troubleshooting methodologies to identify root cause (e.g., Six Sigma)

  6. Ability to read and comprehend basic engineering documents (e.g., schematics or diagrams)

  7. Maintain necessary product and process records/documentation

  8. Ability to comprehend and use product/process component datasheets

  9. Ability to assemble and disassemble products and manufacturing equipment

  10. Ability to maintain production equipment

  11. Ability to perform basic mechanical work

  12. Ability to train a production associate

  13. Knowledge of ergonomics and proper manufacturing safety techniques

  14. Ability to work with minimal supervision


  1. Understanding of lean manufacturing methodologies

  2. Ability to solder

Job Purpose: Assist in supporting engineering and production through methods improvement, troubleshooting and repair, regular maintenance, equipment programming, process/work instruction development for products and equipment.

Job Duties:

  1. Basic understanding of the printed circuit board and manufacturing assembly processes with the ability to respond to any common failures in the process with a corrective action.

  2. Provide basic technical support to assigned production teams to assist in the resolution of problems during manufacturing.

  3. Participate in the development and maintaining of basic programs, processes, and assembly procedures for the manufacture of products under the guidance of engineers.

  4. Assist in the repair, setup, qualification and maintenance of basic mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic functions for a minimal number of production equipment and smart fixtures.

  5. Correspond with technical support via telephone, e-mail, verbal or other means to resolve technical issues appropriately.

  6. Assist in training of operators on production equipment and processes.

  7. Assist engineers under guidance on “Essential Job Functions” as required.

  8. Assist engineers in the design and fabrication of basic production fixtures, jigs, and simple machines.

  9. Willingness to work independently and also within a team based environment as required.

  10. Ability to perform basic research, gather and summarize data for use in determining errors and root cause. Provide recommendations for problem resolution or process improvement.May support implementation.

  11. Perform other associated tasks as required from their supervisor and manager.

Why Work at John Deere? Why Work anywhere else?

If you strive to do great work, excel in creative environments, thrive in teams, and live for problem solving – this is the place for you.

At John Deere, your ideas, experiences and values matter.

Please see below for a summary of the value of your John Deere career and total rewards available to you to support you and your well-being.

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits

  • Well-being – Physical and Mental Healthcare

  • Paid Holidays & Competitive Vacation or Paid Time Off Packages

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition Assistance

  • On-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Rebate Program & numerous discount programs for personal use

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.