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Part-Time Student-Dynamic Systems Modeling Engineer-Ames IA

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Ames, Iowa, US, 50010

Company: John Deere

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) - Iowa  - Ames  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Part-Time Student-Dynamic Systems Modeling Engineer-Ames IA - 90042
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

 This position is located onsite at the ISU Research Park (Iowa State University, Ames IA).


The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company’s regular full-time staff and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule YEAR-ROUND.

Your Responsibilities


This job posting will fill multiple part-time student positions within the John Deere Engineering organization.  The work will entail modeling physical systems such as hydraulics, electrical circuits, and controls systems in Matlab/Simulink/SimScape.  In this role you will work with design engineers, embedded engineers, and control engineers to tackle some of the most challenging problems at John Deere.  You will use simulation to architect, optimize and develop the very best design possible for our customers.  If you are interested in a challenging role that will provide you with an opportunity to directly work on the products that feed the world this would be a position for you.  The work location will primarily be in Ames, IA but will collaborate with platform teams from various locations and product lines (such as Crop Harvesting, Crop Care, Tractors, and Intelligent Solutions Group-ISG).


  • Effectively communicate and work in a team environment
  • Propose or evaluate design solutions to improve cost, quality, and performance
  • Develop dynamic performance specifications using simulation. (MATLAB, Simscape, Simulink) 
  • Apply technical knowledge to identify and resolve design weaknesses and issues 
  • Assess lab and field event data for impact on product reliability
  • Contribute to enterprise-wide activities and strategies related to Dynamic Systems Modeling (DSM) and analysis

What Skills You Need


  • Ideally you will be pursuing a degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer/Software, Industrial, or Agricultural Engineering, or equivalent; others may apply
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at Iowa State University (ISU)
  • Graduation date of May 2023 or later
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above
  • Available to work 10-20 hours/week during the academic year
  • Available to work 40 hours/week during the summer
  • Available to commute to the work location in Ames, Iowa, year-round
  • Strong understanding and intuition for physics and dynamics
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written
  • Strong problem-solving skills and inquisitive nature for resolving complex problems

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Knowledge or work experience in production agriculture or construction equipment
  • Experience in product engineering (product design, product testing, software testing)
  • 3D modeling experience (Creo preferred)
  • Programming experience (MATLAB, C++, Python, Visual Basic, Arduino, Raspberry Pi)
  • Model Based Software Development Experience (Simulink, Simscape, LabVIEW, Amesim)
  • Data analytics experience (Python, R, SQL)
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, or Power BI
  • Leadership experience

NOTE: For Iowa State University students, this assignment will qualify for ISU course credit as a co-op/internship position working 20 hours per week. 


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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The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried Employees and The John Deere Benefit Plan for Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


Nearest Major Market: Ames
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines

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