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John Deere Design Engineer, Lube and Cooling in Waterloo, Iowa

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.

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Waterloo

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Design Engineer, Lube and Cooling - 96926

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position

This position is eligible for a flexible work schedule arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

As a Design Engineer for the Lube and Cooling Module located in Waterloo, IA you will….

  • Execute lube and cooling design activities by coordinating with internal engineering teams and external suppliers.

  • Own design, development, and production release of specific lube and cooling subsystems and components.

  • Support PV&V to create a robust verification plan to address component and emergent system requirements.

  • Take responsibility to identify, monitor, and correct issues discovered during a development project.

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • One or more years of experience with design, development, and qualification that demonstrates a technical proficiency in engines and/or engine components

  • Demonstrated effective technical communication (verbal and written) and documentation/knowledge management skills

  • Basic technical knowledge of modern engine systems

  • Demonstrated background in relevant engineering specialties (thermodynamics, fluids, metallurgy, heat transfer, etc.) necessary to develop lube and cooling system components

  • Foundational design experience using a modern CAD package (PTC Creo preferred)

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Demonstrated ability to independently solve problems, think critically, and generate conclusions/solutions from technical data

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and execute action plans in situations of ambiguity

  • Demonstrated experience independently developing lube and cooling components for diesel engines


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

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical 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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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