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Part-Time Student-Electrification Application Engineering-Champaign IL

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Champaign, Illinois, US, 61820

Company: John Deere

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Champaign  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Part-Time Student-Electrification Application Engineering-Champaign IL - 86301 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 


This position is located at the JDTIC Research Park on the campus of the University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During the summer semester, it may be optional to work onsite at our John Deere location in Moline, Illinois. Final working arrangements for the position are subject to the manager’s discretion and approval.

Your Responsibilities


As a Part-Time Student-Electrification Application Engineering for John Deere’s Intelligent Solution Group (ISG) located in Champaign, Illinois, you will support product analysis, design, and/or testing activities for electric drive components and systems used on vehicles worldwide. Specific activities vary by business needs and student experience but will include one or more of the following responsibilities:


• Work with other engineers to define and develop the engineering requirements of electric drive components and systems.  Electric drive components include motors, generators, active rectifiers, inverters, convertors, batteries, high voltage wiring, and connectors.  Electric drive systems include traction systems, secondary drive systems, power management systems, auxiliary drives, and precision control systems.

• Design electric drive system interfaces and specify the related vehicle systems to meet the vehicle requirements.

• Complete technical analysis and physical testing of electric drive components, including electric machines, power conversion electronics, and harnesses

• Design motor control and system control algorithms for electric drives and vehicles and simulate electric drive systems and vehicle systems to virtually verify performance prior to hardware being available

What Skills You Need


  • Course work and hands on lab experience with electrical power, energy conversion, power electronics, electric machines, or controls
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Written communication requirements include creating technical reports suitable for long-term archiving and creating presentations. Verbal communication requirements include making presentations and participating in meetings
  • Minimum required cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. (3.4 or higher preferred)

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Participation in hands on projects in electric drive or vehicle engineering related areas like the Illini EV Concept team, SAE Electric Team, SAE Formula Team, SAE Baja Team, etc
  • Course work or experience in agricultural related areas
  • Experience using Matlab/Simulink tools to complete complex analysis tasks and/or dynamic system modeling
  • Experience analyzing CAN bus data
  • Experience using 3D modeling tools



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

  • Working towards the completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant 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. 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. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. 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. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.





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