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John Deere Factory Automation Engineer - Program and Test in Grovetown, Georgia

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Georgia (US-GA) - Grovetown

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Factory Automation Engineer - Program and Test - 56583

Your Responsibilities

As a Factory Automation Engineer, Program and Test for John Deere, you will manage and administer program & test systems usage throughout the facility including proprietary systems such as the Global Factory Programming Tool, JDTester and Smart Test. Additional responsibilities:

  • Facilitates communication among facility stakeholders, Program & Test competency leaders and Global IT to ensure maximum uptime and availability of program & test systems

  • Designs and implements robust program & test sequences as part of the Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) with cross-functional engineering, manufacturing and quality teams to ensure distinctive levels of product quality

  • Integrates into various continuous improvement processes to develop solutions to top opportunities in quality or efficiency/cost (CI200, QIT, CDT)

  • Leads implementation of updates and new test systems focused on product controller programming & product test

  • Represents facility stakeholders in developing, communicating and proposing updates or enhancements to existing systems to improve capabilities, uptime or availability

  • Collaborates with Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) team members to deliver new products that meet program targets, while leveraging best practices developed in OFP

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Knowledge of electrical systems, controls, software and measurement tools

  • Experience with root cause analysis, equipment/machine troubleshooting and diagnostics

  • Ability to understand electrical schematics and diagrams and relate to test stand programming and equipment requirements

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • Knowledge of electrical systems design standards, common practices, engineering and measurement tools

  • 2 or more years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, quality, or equivalent experience

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience in one or more related engineering areas: electrical, controls, computer, manufacturing etc.

  • Experience with product test & verification systems - JDTester, National Instruments, and/or others

  • Experience with SQL or other relational databases

  • Experience in project management - moderate to large scale complex projects

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Computer Science / Engineering Technology

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.

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