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Senior Engineer Battery Factory Automation

Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50704

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  - Waterloo  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Senior Engineer Battery Factory Automation - 94713
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position


Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Engineer Battery Factory Automation for John Deere Power Systems located in Waterloo, IA (Primary office location: To be determined after the announcement of the U.S. Battery Factory location), you will:   


  • Successful delivery of U.S. battery factory automation design and equipment
  • Own the development, execution, and communication of the U.S. battery factory automation project schedule on a regular basis with internal and external stakeholders
  • Align execution with global battery manufacturing team
  • Partner with Kreisel Electric and external suppliers to develop and harmonize factory automation requirements for design and development of battery machine lines
  • Engage with the Enterprise Manufacturing Technology team to advance the Manufacturing Technology Stack in support of battery factory needs
  • Provide communication on critical issues, development status, etc.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)


  • 5+ or more years in at least one of the following areas: factory automation, manufacturing engineering (line and process design, material presentation, cycles of imbalance and visual management tools), data science/analytics, machine design
  • Experience working with automation suppliers to develop and implement new automation solutions in a Deere factory
  • Demonstrated ability to independently solve problems, think critically, and generate conclusions/solutions from technical data
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and execute action plans in situations of ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries and drive cross functional collaboration
  • Strong communication, presentation, and organizational skills  
  • Background in relevant engineering specialties (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic/hydraulic, power and control systems, etc.) necessary to develop battery factory automation systems
  • Ability and willingness to travel, including internationally

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)


  • Deep technical knowledge of PLCs, SCADA, automation control, and/or network architecture/topology
  • Data science or analytics background
  • Experience in battery manufacturing (module and pack assembly)
  • Experience leading a team of highly technical specialists
  • 2+ years of technical project/program management



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


  • Bachelors of Arts/Science in a Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant discipline with relevant 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.


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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