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John Deere Electrical Engineer II in Horicon, Wisconsin

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Wisconsin - Horicon

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Electrical Engineer II - 81692

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

In the heart of southern Wisconsin, designers at Horicon Works get to work on popular products that serve large numbers of John Deere customers. The region and lakes are great for outdoor living, plus the nearby towns and cities have a lot to offer.

Your Responsibilities

As an Electrical Engineer II for the Turf & Compact Utility business located in Horicon, Wisconsin, you will design vehicle systems for Gator™ utility vehicles and riding lawn equipment products (battery-electric and gasoline power systems), involving embedded controllers, displays, harnesses, sensors, and power systems. In addition, you will…

  • Use product design process while representing the electrical system in design teams, engage with local and enterprise stakeholders, design with John Deere engineering rigor. Determine the critical path for issues, define action plans, communicate project status to stakeholders.

  • Engage in current product improvement. Provide rapid response to product validation, factory, and field issues as needed.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 3+ years of product engineering experience for outdoor products, with emphasis on requirements development, design, and validation

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with those inside and outside your department

  • Demonstrated skills in design of one or more of the following areas: Vehicle electrical systems, electronic hardware, harnessing CAD, battery-electric vehicles

  • Demonstrated project management skills in planning and managing execution

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience working as an electrical engineer

  • Experience with electrical development for automotive or off-highway vehicles or components

  • Experience with project management, and the ability to break complex opportunities into executable action items

  • Experience with product development process (PDP)

  • Experience working with Systems Engineering processes

  • Experience with battery-electric or hybrid vehicle development

  • Experience with embedded software design, J1939 CAN, and/or troubleshooting prototype embedded systems electronics in partnership with software engineers

  • Experience working with supply management, suppliers, PV&V testing, factory operations, or customer support

  • Experience with Capital Harness Systems software


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience in a related career field

    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.