John Deere Senior Engineer in Paton, Iowa

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Paton

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Engineer - 43375

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Engineer for John Deere Seeding Group in Paton, IA you will lead a custom planter team in developing concepts, designs, and models in Creo based on specialized knowledge of engineering practices with emphasis on reliability, quality, function, and cost of product. In addition, you will:

  • Utilize Creo, PDMLink, SAP to create engineering change notifications for release of components and subsystems

  • Work with cross functional teams to facilitate detailed planning in order to ensure successful implementation of new designs

  • Lead the resolution of complex technical problems by incorporating input from other engineers, manufacturing, staff organizations, and customers

  • Analyze custom planter requests and determine engineering specifications which must be fulfilled for custom planter build

  • Compile and furnish necessary information (engineering decisions and reports of pertinent design analyses data) to document the design solution required for building of custom planter design with possible involvement of other functional engineers, supply management and/or supplier personnel

  • Provide technical support to marketing, manufacturing, quality, supply management, design teams worldwide and technical support teams to ensure customer satisfaction

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of product design experience

  • Experience in Planter product technology

  • Expertise in Creo modeling

  • Understanding of the theory of operation and customer interaction with agricultural equipment

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of fabrication and welding processes

  • Part print interpretation knowledge

  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) experience

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • System Engineering principals

  • Background in materials Farming experience, especially with planters

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • SAP experience

  • Ability to use Six Sigma techniques

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering

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.