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John Deere Hydraulics Design Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa

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

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Hydraulics Design Engineer - 53475

Your Responsibilities

As a Hydraulics Design Engineer for the John Deere Product Engineering Center, you will understand and review requirements, write specifications at the component and subsystem level, and provide component and subsystem designs that meet these requirements to ensure successful completion of projects. Successful projects improve our current products in terms of performance, uptime, and cost of operation. In addition, you will:

  • Work with marketing, suppliers, supply management, manufacturing, and other vehicle systems to design new systems using new and existing components (e.g. steering valves, brake valves, and manifolds) to provide cost effective and high performance hydraulic systems

  • Utilize analysis tools (e.g. AMESIM, ProE, Creo, Excel and others) to predict and ensure performance to requirements, including analysis of lab data and field history

  • Perform successfully in a lab and field environment. Hydraulics lab duties are to gather early data from prototype machines or prototype subsystems for correlation to models that will be used in design iteration

  • Provide a completed design with documentation for product verification and validation prior to durability tractor design to iterate before release; including use of c-projects to meet and release schedules

  • Work closely with the chassis group, operator station, software, and other functional groups which cross the hydraulics subsystem boundary

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • One or more years of successful design experience of vehicle hydraulics

  • Experience with Creo or another CAD software

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • Demonstrated ability in hydraulics analysis

  • Experience in electro-hydraulic control system design

  • Experience working within an engineering laboratory to identify and solve problems

  • Mechatronics design experience

  • Hydraulic component design experience

  • Good understanding of agricultural equipment applications

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering with a Power and Machinery emphasis

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.