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John Deere Automation Engineer in Milan, Illinois

There are over 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! 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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois - Milan

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Automation Engineer - 101796

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As an Automation Engineer for John Deere Parts Distribution Center located in Milan, IL , you will...

  • As a member of the A&CS Global Network and Automation organization, you will be leading or participating in efforts to implement technologies across multiple sites

  • Lead and work closely with external engineers from design conception to finalization of various automation technologies

  • Collaborate with site engineers and stakeholders to refine site specific requirements

  • Serve as a subject matter expert and lead equipment installations, testing efforts, and maintenance support across the network

VISA Sponsorship is not available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years collaborating with groups of engineers from design to product completion

  • 5 or more years designing warehouse automated systems

  • 3 or more years experience working in SAP/EWM WMS environment

  • Ability to travel up to 50% in the first year (Typically within 4 hours of the office location)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience integrating robotic arms, AGVs/AMRs/Tuggers, and bot-and-grid systems

  • Experience in aftermarket parts or order fulfillment centers

  • Supply Chain operations management experience


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

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related 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 while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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.

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