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Internship / Thesis Controls system design (m/f/d)

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Kaiserslautern, Rhineland Palatinate, DE, 67657

Company: John Deere

Welcome to John Deere, the leading innovator of agricultural, forestry, construction, lawn and grounds care equipment supported by comprehensive parts and financial services solutions. With around 70,000 employees worldwide, we develop and produce connected and technologically advanced machines with a total sale of $35,5 billion. By joining us you grow individually and become a key contributor in managing the biggest global challenge: supplying 7 billion people with food, clothing and infrastructure.


The European Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) of John Deere is part of a global R&D network in Kaiserslautern. Its focus is on the research on and development of future trends and technologies in the area of mobile agricultural and construction machines in close collaboration with diverse research institutes



The Guidance & Automation team of the Intelligent Solutions Group is offering a


Internship / Thesis Controls system design (m/f/d)




Your Responsibilities: 

  • Problem analysis and definition
  • Customer interviews & Concept development
  • Ideation, comparison and rating of different solution concepts
  • Implementation of preferred concept in MATLAB/ Simulink
  • Integration of concept in closed loop vehicle simulation with an international team
  • Verification of concept using the vehicle simulation
  • Implementation of concept in production controller
  • Validation of solutions on a Self-Propelled Forage Harvester



What Skills You Need: 

  • Student of “Controls Engineering, Mechatronics, Automation, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering” or similar disciplines
  • Experience with system dynamics
  • Theoretical knowledge of basic control theory
  • Experience with MATLAB / Simulink or comparable tools
  • Hands-on experience with discrete control system design, implementation, tuning is beneficial
  • Agricultural background / experience is beneficial
  • Ability to work independently and to understand new subject matter
  • Good technical understanding and English language skills
  • Good communication skills and willingness to work in a team



What You’ll Get:

  • Insight into the activities of a global organization and an international working environment
  • attractive compensation package
  • flexible and modern work as well as development and further training opportunities
  • 35 hours/ week
  • creative freedom in the implementation of projects and good supervision
  • 50% discount on lunch in the cafeteria



This internship will be based in Kaiserslautern. If you are interested in this internship, we are looking forward to your application. Please be sure to include the following:


Cover letter/letter of motivation & Curriculum Vitae

Desired period/duration of internship & earliest possible start date


University enrollment certificate

Overview of marks/grades & academic regulations/ examination regulations or internship guidelines


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Additional Information:

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