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Part-Time Student-Electrification-Cary NC

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Cary, North Carolina, US

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: Estados Unidos (US) - North Carolina  - Cary  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Part-Time Student-Electrification-Cary NC - 90155
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

This position will be performed at both John Deere facilities located in Cary, NC and the Morrisville Engineering Lab in Morrisville, NC. The majority of the work will be at the Morrisville location with approximately 75% time and 25% will be at the office location in Cary.


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


An Electrification Part-time Student supports product analysis, design, and/or testing activities for electric drive components and systems used on Deere vehicles. Specific activities vary by position but will include one or more of the following responsibilities:


  • Electrification system and vehicle development inclusive of design, analysis, vehicle integration, and testing of electric drive systems consisting of batteries, inverters, motors, converters, and chargers to meet vehicle performance goals.  This includes requirements, system concepting, vehicle integration and interfaces, lab testing of system performance, and vehicle testing of performance.  
  • Li-Ion battery development inclusive of design, analysis, and testing of cells, modules, battery management system (BMS) hardware, battery management system (BMS) software, pack level thermal and structural design, and cell aging modeling. 
  • Electric machine development inclusive of design, analysis, and testing of 250W – 200kW+ surface permanent magnet (SPM) motors and interior permanent magnet (IPM) motors, electromagnetic design, thermal design, high speed structural design, position sensing and mechanical design. 

What Skills You Need


  • Ideally you will be pursuing a BS, MS or PhD in an engineering program; others may apply
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a local accredited university
  • Graduation date of May 2023 to September 2024
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Available to work 16-20 hours/week during the academic year
  • Available to work 35-40 hours/week during the summer semester
  • Must be able to commute to both work locations in Cary and Morrisville, NC on a regular basis year-round
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Working knowledge and hands-on experience testing electrical components using standard lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters and power supplies
  • Familiarity with a symbolic programming language such as Simulink or LabView
  • Experience using modeling tools such as Matlab/Simulink or circuit analysis software
  • Experience with electric machines or inverters/converters/chargers or Li-Ion batteries or electric vehicle systems or electric drive control systems

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Graduate level for advanced engineering topics
  • Involvement with a school club that works on electric vehicles, robotics or autonomous vehicles
  • Course work or research with a concentration in electric machines, power electronics, batteries, hybrid vehicles or dynamics and control

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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