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Design Engineer

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Silvis, Illinois, US, 61282

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  - Silvis  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Design Engineer - 91914
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


Your Responsibilities


As a Design Engineer for the Drives Team at Global Crop Harvesting Product Development Center in Silvis, IL, you will:


  • Specify, develop, and implement drivetrain or mechanical drives components and sub-systems for combine harvesters and front-end equipment.
  • Execute high level applications to more complex problems on drivetrain or mechanical drives sub-systems for combine harvesters and front-end equipment.
  • Interact closely with other module engineers, supply management, quality, and manufacturing personnel.


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  

What Skills You Need


  • 3 or more years of experience in the development or application of drivetrain, mechanical drives, or other mechanical components and systems
  • 3 or more years of demonstrated development of creative, efficient, and cost-effective solutions to technical problems
  • 3 or more years of experience in a product development capacity
  • Able and willing to travel up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Skilled in the use of Creo Parametric, including large assembly management and Pro/Piping
  • Internships, relevant course work, and/or practical experience related to drivetrain or mechanical drives components and systems for use in mobile/off-road equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to trouble-shoot drives systems
  • Familiarity with drivetrain component suppliers and their product offerings
  • Experience with casting design



Ideally, you will have a degree in the following:


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Agricultural, or related engineering field

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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