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John Deere Factory Automation Engineer 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: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Factory Automation Engineer - 81478

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Factory Automation Engineer for John Deere located in Horicon, WI, you will d esign/update electrical systems, prints, and programs for machines, shop floor tooling, and equipment including human-machine interfaces (HMI) and programmable logic controllers (PLC). In addition, you will:

  • Create and Maintain interfaces for communicating with shop floor tools, PLC controls, SCADA, and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

  • Respond to critical production down situations affecting manufacturing and maintenance activities

  • Support Integration (installation and networking) of shop floor machines, equipment, and tooling into site MES and PLCs

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 1 or more years of experience in one or more related engineering areas: electrical, controls, computer, etc

  • 1 or more years experience with PLC and computer programming, Structured Query Language (SQL), and the engineering tools associated

  • 1 or more years experience with process controls, process scheduling, mistake proofing of manufacturing processes, and shop floor device connectivity

  • 1 or more years project management experience demonstrating effective communication, teamwork skills, problem solving, and multiple concurrent project workload management

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 1 or more years of experience in PLC and/or PC programming

  • 1 or more experience in electrical design and the use of electrical drafting software


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science) or equivalent experience

    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.