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Automation Engineer

Date: Jan 13, 2023

Location: Davenport, Iowa, US, 52809

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) - Iowa  - Davenport  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Automation Engineer - 91739
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As an Automation Engineer for John Deere Davenport Works located in Davenport, IA you will support the expansion of automation and technology solutions to drive our competitive edge in operations (primarily in fabrication, assembly, and material flow). In addition, you will:


  • Join a cross-functional, automation-focused team environment
  • Research, develop, and implement new innovative applications and solutions to add business value
  • Deploy and maintain a growing list of technologies and controls such as IIOT devices, vision systems, sensors, PLCs, and digital applications
  • Support the maintenance of robust automation solutions including industrial robots, collaborative robots, autonomous vehicles, and unmanned aircraft systems


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  

What Skills You Need


  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Willingness and ability to learn new software, hardware, applications, and technologies through both formal and self-guided education
  • Curiosity to conduct research and propose contemporary solutions utilizing new and emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of robotics, automation principles, IoT devices, and/or industrial controls
  • Some coding experience (such as Python, MATLAB, C/C++, etc.)
  • Highly organized with excellent written and verbal communication skills

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience or interest working in a manufacturing setting
  • Technical or practical knowledge of automation, IIOT devices, vision systems, controls, and/or machine to machine connectivity in industrial environments
  • Knowledge of data visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau, R Shiny, etc.)
  • Knowledge of or experience programming in Ignition by Inductive Automation or other SCADA/HMI software



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


  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, or Technology discipline (Automation, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Computer Science, etc.)

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


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.


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.



ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

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: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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