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Electrical Systems Engineer

Date: Jun 6, 2022

Location: East Moline, Illinois, US, 61244

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  - East Moline  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Electrical Systems Engineer - 84100 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 

Your Responsibilities



As an Electrical Systems Engineer for John Deere Global Crop Harvesting located in Silvis, IL, you will develop vehicle electrical systems on combines and front-end equipment. You will work closely with Supply Management, Quality, Product Verification & Validation (PV&V), Program Management and other cross-functional teams throughout the product development process. In addition, you will: 


  • Develop vehicle electrical system requirements in collaboration with module teams 
  • Release components into the John Deere production system 
  • Provide build support throughout the product development cycle 
  • Work with outside suppliers on component feasibility, development, and integration 


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • Experience with electrical components, schematics, and wire harnesses 
  • A good understanding of the interaction between software/hardware 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage time effectively 
  • Provide clear and concise oral/written communication 
  • Ability to work off-shift hours, as needed, to support production during builds
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, up to 10% 

What Makes You Stand Out


  • 1 or more years of vehicle electrical system design, integration, and/or testing experience 
  • Knowledge of general product development processes 
  • Agriculture or other off-highway vehicle development experience 
  • Experience developing wiring harnesses and electrical systems using 3D CAD tools and schematic software 
  • Experience reviewing or authoring electrical system functional and/or component requirements 
  • Experience with systems engineering practices 
  • Experience working with virtual team members 
  • Advanced training in additional engineering disciplines 



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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or System Engineering or other 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. 


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.





Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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