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Sr eMachine Design Engineer

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Dubuque, Iowa, US, 61265-8098

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.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Dubuque  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Sr eMachine Design Engineer
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position

 This position may be located in Fargo, ND, Dubuque, IA, Moline, IL or Cary, NC  per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.

Your Responsibilities


As a Sr. Electrification eMachine Engineer for John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group - Electrification (ISG-EL) you will lead the electrical design of eMachines and drive robust resolution of high priority challenges within ISG-EL projects. In addition, you will:


  • Interpret internal customer needs and vehicle system requirements to translate into component level requirements and specifications.
  • Lead the interpretation and implementation of standards and regulations relative to electric machines as they apply to the product. Acts as an advisor / consultant to other team members.
  • Develop innovative solutions for electromagnetic and electromechanical design challenges including the support of scalable modular architecture. Support the integration of electrification components into drivetrain components and accessory drives improving power density of electrification parts through improved electric machine design and cooling capability.
  • Work with Supply Management and key electric drive component suppliers to ensure that components meet the product cost, quality, and performance requirements.


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  


What Skills You Need


Electric machines involve a variety of electrical and mechanical components. We are looking for individuals with experience in some of these areas and are not expecting anyone to have experiences in all of these areas.  We are looking for the interest and passion for machines.


  • 4 or more years of experience working with rotating components, electric machine design, test, or implementation.
  • 4 or more years of experience developing innovative technical concepts and solutions to issues from early concept to field support including working with suppliers to improve their processes to meet Deere component needs.
  • 4 or more years of experience working across a multi-disciplined team structure to define and execute product verification and validation.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%, both domestic and international.

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Knowledge of related electric drive components (inverters, connectors, energy storage, etc).
  • Experience in the analytical details of electric machines design (continuous and peak load evaluation, electro-magnetics, bearings, mechanical, cooling and manufacturability).
  • Knowledge of various eMachine types, internal components, bearings, insulating materials, connection systems and processing methods.
  • Experience resolving field warranty problems relative to electric drive components such as  bearings, cooling systems, and insulation systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in design for reliability and demonstration by accelerated test methods.



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


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in mechanical, electrical or a related field of study.


What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use


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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.


The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extend authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.



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