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John Deere Automation Engineer in Milan, Illinois

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: Vereinigte Staaten (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - Milan

Function: Manufacturing Engineering

Title: Automation Engineer - 53430

Your Responsibilities

As an Automation Engineer for John Deere, you will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for automation equipment located at the North American Parts Distribution Center in Milan IL. As the SME for automated equipment, you will primarily work with robotic warehousing technologies, automated storage and retrieval systems, automatic dimensioning equipment, RF scanning equipment, and automated packaging equipment. This position will be responsible for providing a high level of operational availability by ensuring execution of maintenance activities, providing Engineering support during down events, installing machine specific software updates, and driving workforce productivity via fully leveraging the automation's full capability and data.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Background in controls and automation equipment

  • Experience in managing industrial projects

  • Proficiency with CAD systems and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project)

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • Experience supporting a shop floor equipment with automation equipment (Robotics, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), and/or Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming)

  • Networking equipment experience

  • Experience or knowledge with IT tools or programming languages, including, SAS, DB2, R, Python and/or SAS/DB2 interface, as well as TSO and JCL

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Science

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.