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Part-Time Student-Industrial Designer-Vehicle Design-Remote

Date: Jun 11, 2022

Location: Remote or Moline Illinois, Illinois, US

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) - Illinois  - Remote or Moline Illinois  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Part-Time Student-Industrial Designer-Vehicle Design-Remote - 85748 

Onsite/Remote: Remote Position 


The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company’s regular full-time staff and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule year-round.

Your Responsibilities


  • Apply knowledge of human factors, engineering principles and design trends to improve vehicles' functionality, customer value and visual appeal.
  • Assist with vehicle design needs while maintaining a cohesive aesthetic using John Deere’s industrial design language.
  • Assist lead designer with projects around John Deere as both a team member and consultant to ensure designs are executed according to specification.
  • Participate in product discovery and user research with product teams or end customer to clearly understand customer expectations and inform the product design.

What Skills You Need


  • Ideally you will be pursuing a degree in industrial design, product design or transportation design; others may apply
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at an accredited university
  • Graduation date of December 2022 or later
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Available to work 10-20 hours/weekly during the academic year 
  • Available to work 20-40 hours/weekly during the summer semester 
  • Able to complete assignments while working 100% remote (may work onsite in Moline Illinois if desired)
  • Willingness to travel (less than 5%) 
  • Excellent visualization skills particularly in digital sketching.
  • Ability to represent your designs in 3D

What Makes You Stand Out


  • A strong portfolio highlighting ability to tell a complete story with just sketches and renderings
  • Experience interpreting a brand’s industrial design language while presenting unique and creative solutions
  • Experience with agricultural, construction, lawn care or recreational vehicles
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy


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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