Product Design Engineer

Date: Sep 17, 2023

Location: Dubuque, Iowa, US, 52001

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  - Dubuque  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Product Design Engineer - 96084
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


This position is eligible for a partial telework or 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 Product Design Engineer for John Deere Dubuque Works located in Dubuque, IA, you will:


  • Be responsible for vehicle design and integration of drivetrain fluid systems including axle cooling, diff lock, park brake valve, and transmission cooling systems for Utility Class (UC) & Production Class (PC) 4WDL's manufactured in Davenport, IA.
  • Develop and evaluate design solutions for new Product Development Programs that meet machine performance, component life goals, cost targets, and schedules.
  • Diagnose drivetrain issues during new product development and support Product Verification and Validation, (PV&V) test activities.
  • Provide leadership and work coordination for contract and Enterprise Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) resources.
  • Support future 4WDL portfolio needs by participating in projects following the Integrated Systems Development Process (ISDP).
  • Contribute to product design guidelines, design books, DTW’s, and engineering analysis procedures for 4WDL's.


VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • Engineering experience obtained through projects, internships, or practical experience.
  • Experience in roles that required a basic knowledge of drivetrain components.
  • Experience with 3D modeling software, such as Creo
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills (written & verbal).
  • Demonstrated ability to work in self-directed manner.
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, capabilities, and backgrounds.

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Familiarity with Construction, Forestry, or Ag off-road equipment.
  • Working knowledge of John Deere EPDP through program completions.
  • Experience with John Deere business processes (i.e., JDLink, PDMLink, SAP, etc.)
  • Ability to read / create hydraulic schematics.
  • Cross-functional experience related to PV&V (Product Verification and Validation), performance evaluation, software, and/or manufacturing teams.




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


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering degree.



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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