John Deere Product Engineer, PVV/Rel Planning in Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
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Primary Location: United States (US) - North Carolina - Fuquay Varina, NC
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Product Engineer, PVV/Rel Planning - 71187
This position is eligible for a flexible work schedule arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.
As a Product Validation Engineer for John Deere Turf Care, located in Fuquay Varina, NC, you will plan and coordinate testing and analysis work for design projects; which vary in complexity from component only to full systems/vehicles of moderate scope. In addition, you will:
Operate in a team environment within PV&V (Product Verification and Validation) and the design community
Understand and communicate critical product design changes with possible impact on vehicle performance or reliability in global applications
Develop and manage comprehensive PV&V plans, and work with appropriate swim lanes to complete required activities.
Analyze assignments and determine testing specifications which must be completed for product validation
Assign, organize, and review work done by PV&V engineers, Lab Technicians, and Mechanics
Provide technical support to marketing, product engineering, manufacturing, quality and supply management functional areas
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
What Skills You Need
3 or more years of experience with off-road vehicles, agricultural vehicles, or their attachments
Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to lead teams, facilitate meetings, and knowledge sharing
Strong analytical and problem solving skills (root cause determination)
1 or more years of technical experience relating to design/diagnostics of mechanical/electrical/hydraulic systems
2 or more years of project management experience (planning and execution)
1 or more years of general experience with data acquisition instrumentation (e.g. thermocouples, strain gauges, pressure sensors, etc.)
Travel, both domestic and international, may be required, up to 25%
What Makes You Stand Out
Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include:
Ability to interpret, analyze, and present technical information using practical judgment
Experience with reliability processes such as Repairable & Non-Repairable Systems Analysis, Accelerated Life Testing, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Design of Experiments, and Design for Six Sigma techniques
Demonstrated understanding of product reliability goals, reliability growth, and reliability prediction
Knowledge of Commercial Mowing and Golf course equipment and their applications
Knowledge of John Deere PV&V systems (V2Net, EETs, NCCA, Vision, etc.)
Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:
- Bachelor's degree in Reliability, Mechanical, Electrical, Agricultural Engineering or equivalent work experience with a technical degree.
What You'll Get
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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.
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.