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Senior Controls Engineer

Date: May 3, 2021

Location: Dubuque, Iowa, United States, 52001

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.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Dubuque  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Senior Controls Engineer - 72727 


Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Controls Engineer for Construction & Forestry (C&F) in Dubuque, IA, you will take the lead on enabling the manufacturing controls foundation by growing manufacturing technologies in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Device Management & Security functional areas leveraging advanced connectivity, communications, and network segmentation strategy between shop floor devices and the development and integration of future devices. In addition, you will:


  • Plan, coordinate, and perform manufacturing engineering work for a project or process
  • Operate in a team environment within either the enterprise product delivery process or the enterprise order fulfilment process
  • Provide daily support for urgent production issues, including root cause analysis and resolution


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

What Skills You Need


  • 3 or more years' experience in manufacturing engineering (understanding of typical factory processes - Assembly, Weld, Material Handling, Robotics, etc.), factory automation, or Information Technology
  • 3 or more years' of working knowledge and experience of PLC programming (Allen Bradley)
  • 2 or more years' of device connectivity, networking, security protocols, industrial communication protocols (OPC, OPCUA, MQTT, ModBus, RFID) background and experience
  • 1 or more years' of experience in automating tasks and processes 
  • Expert level understanding and experience with data visualization tools (Power-Bi, Tableau, Factory Talk etc)
  • 1 or more years' of experience with using foundational systems MPM, MES, ERP
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to travel up to 10% domestic and internationally 
  • Ability to work off-shift hours to support business needs

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Work experience in a team environment and experience working with skilled trades
  • Ability to solve complex problems, conduct research/break new ground, develop new applications, and provide expert support for other practitioners
  • Ability to Think Beyond Current State (Adapting emerging technologies and deployment plans for factories)
  • Understanding of IoT technologies, devices, and cloud platforms, (AWS and/or Azure)
  • Understanding of software programming (python, C, C++), solutions design and basic knowledge architecture principles & connectivity protocols /various connectivity ex: - Wi-Fi, Ethernet, 5G



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


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience in a related career 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.


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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