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Electrical Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Aug 26, 2021

Location: Ottumwa, Iowa, US, 52501

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  - Ottumwa  
Function: Manufacturing Engineering
Title: Electrical Manufacturing Engineer - 75529 


Your Responsibilities

As a Electrical Manufacturing Engineer for John Deere Ottumwa Works located in Ottumwa, Iowa, you wil support new product development for Baling & Mowing Products, In addition, you will...


  • Analyze new product designs and electrical architecture to determine manufacturing testing and programming requirements
  • Develops and implements hardware and software required for testing new products and manufacturing processes
  • Facilitates cross-functional meetings with Design, Quality, Manufacturing, and Factory Automation to identify, document, and track component and system testing requirements
  • Monitor and track product electrical hardware and software updates to ensure compatibility with testing and programming plans
  • Develops product testing validation plans to support experimental and PDP builds
  • Works in several databases to confirm product order and option sets are correct for PDP builds
  • Support AFE capital estimates by developing accurate programming equipment, testing equipment, and facility updates required for new products and processes


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)


  • 4 year Electrical Engineering, Electrical Systems, Software systems, or other degree with relevant experience
  • 3+ years of manufacturing shop floor experience
  • 2+ years of experience with problem solving and working in a team environment
  • 2+ years of experience working with vehicle electrical or test system software

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)


  • Experience with electrical product testing and programming equipment (i.e. test stands, software programming, controller programming, GFPT, SmartTest, PLC, etc.)
  • Experience with vehicle electrical systems
  • Experience with tooling design
  • Experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems (JDAAT)
  • Work experience in a union environment
  • Understanding of the Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP). 



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

  • Four year Electrical Engineering, Electrical Systems, Software systems, or other degree with relevant experience


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.



Nearest Major Market: Ottumwa
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines

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