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Product Engineer

Date: Jan 7, 2023

Location: East Moline, Illinois, US, 61244

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) - Illinois  - East Moline  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Product Engineer - 92434
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As a Product Engineer for Global Crop Harvesting in Moline, IL you will be working on Harvester systems aimed to feed and clothe the world.  In this position you will be part of the CPS (Combine Production Support) team focusing on combine and front end equipment products.  In addition, you will: 


  • Possess technical ownership of complex components, assemblies, and/or small sub systems design 

  • Collaborate with cross functional team members to implement continuous improvement for Combine and Front end Equipment (FEE) 

  • Analyze data collected on floor and provide insights from that data to resolve manufacturing issues  

  • Write clear and detailed reports about investigation and solution with conclusions/recommendations and present to management and cross functional team   

  • Create and maintain relationships within the global team to include other vehicle units, global factories, and technicians

  • Provide work direction for contract, contingent, remote, or other team resources 


VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need


  • Experience in managing complex projects 

  • Ability to communicate with individuals or teams of diverse backgrounds or disciplines 

  • Demonstrate problem-solving skill set 

  • Work across disciplines to understand customer requirements and ideate customer solutions 

  • Take initiative to drive data supported decisions across the organization 

  • Work with Module team to validate solutions 

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Functional knowledge of combine chassis, separator, cleaning shoe, feederhouse, residue, and engine deck design areas

  • Cross functional work experience in areas such as manufacturing, customer support, supply management, and operations

  • Six Sigma certified

  • Experience working on a farm

  • Triz (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) experience

  • Interest in mentoring new employees on the team 

  • 3 or more years of work experience in combine manufacturing



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


  • Bachelors in Engineering and or Technical degree certifications


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.



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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: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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