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Product Engineer, Hydraulic Systems

Date: Nov 21, 2017

Location: Dubuque, IA, US, 52001

Company: John Deere

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Dubuque 
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Product Engineer, Hydraulic Systems - 31487

Your Responsibilities

As a Product Engineer, at John Deere’s Construction & Forestry Division (Dubuque Works), you will support the Backhoe PDP group that leads ongoing development of hydraulic power management strategies and associated pump hardware for current and future PDP/global programs.  In addition, you will: 

  • Design mobile hydraulic system and sub-systems for new PDP programs and ongoing continuous improvement projects.
  • Primary focus will be leading the development of hydraulic pump components and power control system solutions to achieve performance, efficiency, quality, financial and schedule goals.
  • Utilize Matlab and Simulink tools to develop power control models.
  • Conduct investigations into dynamic performance enhancements and troubleshoot control related issues.
  • Develop complex hydraulic system and sub-system schematics.
  • Effectively interface with dynamic systems modeling group, system engineering and powertrain experts to complete system integration and development tasks.
  • Leverage key supplier experts to support the development of new hydraulic components and system architectures.

US Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of experience in a Product Engineering Design environment.
  • Development experience relating to industrial or mobile hydraulic systems and related component applications.
  • Technical experience relating to developing/diagnosing hydraulic systems, pump controls and components.
  • Strong desire and ability to learn and apply hydraulic system/component design principals to ongoing design activities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proficient with Creo (Pro-Engineer), project management techniques and engineering analysis fundamentals.  
  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestic and internationally, up to 10%.

What Makes You Stand Out

Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include:

  • Practical design experience with industrial or mobile hydraulic pumps and developing pump control architecture.
  • Experience using Matlab and/or Simulink control system modeling software.

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related 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. 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.

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 or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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