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Senior Battery Design Engineer

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Moline, North Carolina, US, 61265-8098

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) - North Carolina  - Moline  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Senior Battery Design Engineer - 82263 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 

Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Battery Design Engineer for John Deere Power Systems located in Cary, NC, you will….


  • Lead the design and development of lithium-ion battery systems following the Product Delivery Process (PDP), ensuring all activities and plans are formulated and followed to launch the product into production
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with the appropriate functional team members from quality, manufacturing, supply management and product support, as well as product development engineers, PV&V engineers, marketing, suppliers, customers, and leadership
  • Support vehicle teams with the integration of lithium-ion batteries into electrified vehicles
  • Understand customer needs and translate into product requirements and develop and meet program targets for performance, cost, timeline, durability, etc.


Visa sponsorship IS available for this position.

What Skills You Need


  • 5 or more years’ experience in product development
  • 3 or more years’ experience leading technical projects
  • 2 or more years’ experience in lithium-ion battery design
  • 2 or more years’ experience with the production of and/or product launch of batteries

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Demonstrated ability to constructively work with teams having diverse skills and from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to design energy storage systems achieving vehicle program technical and financial goals in a production environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to constructively work with suppliers in the application and design of energy storage system components.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead project teams meeting project performance, schedule, and budget goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate product/system requirements documents of significant magnitude.
  • Understanding of energy storage technology trends, vehicle industry application trends, and lithium-ion battery supply base.
  • Production launch experience of energy storage systems



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


  • Bachelors degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or other related discipline with 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. 


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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