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Engineer, Electrical Systems Diagnostics Owner

Date: Nov 17, 2021

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: Engineer, Electrical Systems Diagnostics Owner - 78277 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 

Your Responsibilities


As an Engineer, Electrical Systems Diagnostics Owner for John Deere Harvester Works Product Development Center located in Silvis, Illinois, you will be working within the combine harvesting platform to develop and standardize diagnostic workflow for combine products.  You will work closely with other system design engineers, software developers, user experience leads, and enterprise customer support teams to enhance the overall diagnostic experience.


  • Serve as the combine electrical system diagnostics champion leading the implementation of quality diagnostics and long-term diagnostic strategy
  • Create new processes and associated documentation to educate engineering teams in best practices for the implementation of vehicle diagnostics, enhanced visibility via reviews, and explicit expectations for deliverables
  • Participate in enterprise diagnostic expert team activities to develop new diagnostic standards, implement best practices, and conduct training with local platform team
  • Work with functional area expert groups to determine diagnostic needs and strategy enhancing the diagnostic user experience
  • Collaborate with all harvesting platforms to drive diagnostics alignment across product lines
  • Look outside the enterprise for industry and adjacent industry best practices and standards for incorporation into Deere standards
  • Support development of electrical systems requirements
  • Provide build support at various stages throughout the product development cycle


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position. 


What Skills You Need


  • 3+ years of vehicle electrical / software system design, integration, or testing experience
  • A good understanding of electrical hardware/software interaction
  • Experience with electrical systems diagnostics integration and diagnostic trouble codes
  • Experience authoring and/or utilizing machine diagnostics
  • Demonstrated technical leadership
  • Demonstrated experience owning and managing project deliverables
  • Knowledge of general product development processes
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage time effectively
  • Provide clear concise oral/written communication
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, up to 10%

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience authoring electrical system requirements
  • Experience working in PREEvision and CANdela
  • Agriculture or other off-highway vehicle development experience
  • Experience with systems engineering practices
  • Project management experience
  • Experience leading and training new team members/peers
  • Experience leading design work performed by remotely located 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 Engineering or other relevant 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.





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