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Hydraulics Design Engineer

Date: Apr 22, 2021

Location: Garza Garcia, Nuevo León, Mexico, 66210

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.


Title: Hydraulics Design Engineer 

Primary Location: Mexico (MX)  - Nuevo León JD Shared Svcs-Monterrey 

Function: Product Engineering 



John Deere is a foremost leader in the ag equipment business, and we continue to put a solid stamp on other industries. For over 150 years, the company’s portfolio of groundbreaking products has grown to include industries related to and outside of agriculture, including Turf, Construction and Forestry and Wind Technologies. The image of John Deere is no longer that of a signature green tractor meandering across a field; it’s been replaced with an image of acceleration, swift progress, and innovative leaping toward the company’s 200th year. The product line alone serves as proof with advances in machine performance, equipment automation, fleet management, and John Deere’s ongoing investment in emerging markets.


Main responsibilities

As a Hydraulics Design Engineer, you will be working at the Mexico Engineering Center and will be responsible for designing and modeling hydraulic/hydrostatic/pneumatic systems, components and routings while considering given design constraints, quality initiatives, cost targets and specification requirements for Cotton Harvesters, Combines and Sugarcane products. You will be responsible for project tracking, part ordering, issues resolution, support experimental prototype builds and. In addition, you will:

•            Provide direction, training and mentoring to less experienced engineers

•            Work closely with suppliers, manufacturing and cross functional teams to integrate new/existing components into new product programs

•            Contribute to a design from early concept, through a successful product production launch for Cotton Harvesters, Combines and Sugarcane products.

•            Create specifications for hydraulic components (valves, motors, pumps, cylinders, etc.)

•            Develop and promote part geometry and drawings

•            Collaborate with the test group to develop and execute a test plan for related systems and components

•            Support experimental builds and production ramp up activities

What skills you need

•            Strong English skills (speaking and writing)

•            2+ years if Product Design Engineering experience 

•            Must be able to read hydraulic schematics

•            Experience working with external suppliers to procure new technologies that meet product specifications.

•            Project management experience leading projects that consists of several team members

•            Strong communication skills, with the ability to excel on a cross-functional team

•            Ability to handle adverse situations with a positive attitude in order to find successful solutions

•            Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in high pace environment

•            Experience analyzing data and making sound decisions

•            Experience trouble shooting and solving issues with technical problem-solving skills

•            Creativity and Innovation

•            Proficiency in 3D CAD software

What makes you stand out

•            Experience creating Hydraulic Schematics or Electrical Schematics

•            Experience on control valves design & hydraulic component selection.

•            Hydraulic systems & fluid power knowledge

•            Knowledge of DFMA, FMEA, DPAR, FGR & MaSA processes.

•            Knowledge of fluid power calculations.

•            Familiar with Automation Studio software

•            Familiar with iDesign software

•            Experience with Creo (Pro-E), PDM Link and SAP

•            Familiar with Creo Piping & Cabling

•            Experience in sheet metal design

•            GD&T knowledge


Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering discipline or equivalent experience.


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.


John Deere--a proven business leader-- watch your potential grow. 


This position will be posted for a minimum of 7 business days and unposted when a qualified pool of candidates is achieved.

Candidates must have the necessary work permits to work in the country.

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