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Engineer, Electrical Systems

Date: Dec 2, 2022

Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana, US, 70301

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) - Louisiana  - Thibodaux  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Engineer, Electrical Systems - 91107
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position


Your Responsibilities

As an Electrical Systems Engineer for John Deere located in Thibodaux, LA. you will,


  • Specify and design electric/mechanical components for cane harvesters conventional 12V system hardware and have development responsibility for electrical hardware design including electrical components, switches, sensors, wire harnesses, etc.
  • Analyze DTAC cases, define root cause and propose and implement improvements and provide problem solving of electrical issues on new product development and current production machines
  • Engage in applying product verification and validation tools with PDP teams, Participate in competitor benchmarking, vehicle specification development, as well as creation and maintenance of product design guidelines
  • Develop electric schematic and harness topology and work with harness design team and define power distribution and grounding concept, define power cables and connection systems.
  • Collaborate with global Engineering Centers


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • Electrical engineering experience performing analysis, testing and/or design work (through internships, education or practical experience)
  • Experience with electrical components/systems (through relevant course work, practical work experience)
  • Demonstrated effective communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability and willingness to attack emerging issues, determine root cause, and drive corrective action
  • Demonstrated ability to work in self-directed manner
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% (both domestic and international)

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience with electrical wire harness circuits, routing, and schematics and other electrical/electronic technical drawings
  • Experience in roles that required a working knowledge of electrical components such as batteries, starters, alternators, rocker switches, relays, solenoids, sensors, actuators, and connectors
  • Experience troubleshooting vehicle electrical systems
  • An understanding of the interaction between software and hardware components
  • Familiarity with Construction, Forestry or Ag off- road equipment
  • Experience with 3D modeling tools for harness routing (such as ProE- ProCable and Mentor Graphics- Capital Harness)
  • Experience with systems engineering practices

Education Details


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Systems, Computer Engineering, Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering discipline

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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Nearest Major Market: Houma
Nearest Secondary Market: New Orleans

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