Senior Electrification Application Engineer

Date: May 21, 2023

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265

Company: John Deere

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Moline  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Senior Electrification Application Engineer - 92851
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Electrification Application Engineer for John Deere Electric Powertrain (JDEP) located in Moline, IL or Waterloo, IA, you will…


  • Work on electrification product engineering on Utility Tractors, define system requirements & design the system including vehicle integration in support of product line PDP, TDP, and CI. Verify system functional requirements & validate system performance and customer acceptance. 
  • Lead electric drive project and sub-projects work in support of product line PDP & TDP and for EL CI.
  • Work with the platform engineers to define and develop the engineering requirements of electric drive systems, including design life and duty cycle, and gains approval of requirements.
  • Develop the system design as a combination of power generation, batteries, and actuators with sensing, communication, and power distribution & integrate the system into the vehicle.
  • Functional test planning for lab and vehicle, execution of plan for verification of performance.


Visa sponsorship is available for this position.    

What Skills You Need


  • 5 or more years of technical experience relating to the development (design and/or test) of electric drive systems 
  • 7 or more years of product engineering experience 
  • 5 or more years of product design experience 
  • 2 or more years of experience leading technical projects 
  • Demonstrated ability as a technical lead for projects meeting project performance, schedule, and financial goals while using formal product development processes
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Demonstrated ability to design electric drive systems achieving vehicle program technical and financial goals in a production environment with a key focus on requirements definition and documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to verify electric drive components and systems including test planning, test setup, test execution, and test documentation. Scope includes functional performance, environmental qualification, certification, component reliability, and system durability
  • Strong practical experience in electric drive technology product application
  • Experience with component development of electric machines, power electronics, alternators, batteries, or power harnesses
  • Experience with vehicle engineering (examples include: agriculture, construction, automotive, recreation, mining)
  • Advanced technical degree in electric drive field



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


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering with emphasis on power conversion, electric machines, power electronics, electric drive control, and/or similar technologies or Bachelors degree in Engineering with equivalent work experience

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.


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