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Product Engineer, Transmissions

Date: Jul 18, 2021

Location: Springfield, Missouri, US, 65803

Company: John Deere

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Missouri  - Springfield  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Product Engineer, Transmissions - 72957 


About John Deere Reman


Springfield, Missouri, is home to three John Deere Reman facilities in North America: John Deere Reman Springfield, Reman – Electronics, and Reman – Global Core Collection Center. For the last 20 years, the team in Springfield has dedicated its efforts to returning previously used, worn, or damaged parts back to like-new condition through a rigorous manufacturing process. 


John Deere Reman products deliver the same level of performance and reliability as new components, making them one of the highest quality remanufactured parts and components out there. We guarantee all components are manufactured to stringent John Deere standards and produced to original John Deere specifications.


Of the dozen manufacturing facilities Deere operates in the United States, seven are led by women, including Jena Holtberg-Benge, General Manager, John Deere Reman. She provides global leadership for our remanufacturing division that employs approximately 650 people and distributes remanufactured John Deere parts worldwide. 


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Your Responsibilities


As a Remanufacturing Product Engineer, Transmissions for John Deere Reman located in Springfield, Missouri you will plan, coordinate, perform component design, testing and/or analysis for business-critical projects. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to produce and evaluate design solutions to improve cost, quality and performance based on your area of expertise. You'll get to use your existing knowledge of products and practices to recommend solutions through standardization of parts and products and perform engineering calculations on critical components to ensure quality of design and reduce risk. You will operate in a cross-functional team environment, participate in remanufactured product development and launch, and continuous improvement projects. You will become the product engineering subject matter expert for the remanufacture of John Deere transmissions. 


  • Evaluates and implements design solutions to:
  • Analyze project requirements and determines engineering specifications which must be fulfilled. 
  • Improve cost, quality and performance based on specialized knowledge of engineering tools and product knowledge. 
  • Compile and furnishes necessary information (engineering decisions and reports of pertinent design analyses data)
  • Provide engineering support throughout the Reman business, including customer and dealer technical support.
  • Develop and/or execute test or analysis plan for product verification and validation.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

What Skills You Need


  • 3-5 years’ experience in design and/or application of automotive, off-highway or heavy-duty transmissions. 
  • 2 or more years’ experience using engineer specification and decision release systems. 
  • 1 or more years using computer aided design, analysis and/or engineering tools as applied to transmissions or transmission components. 
  • Experience in one or more product development and launch programs or 2 years of product continuous improvement projects. 
  • 1 or more years’ experience in support of product validation testing. 

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Understanding of remanufacturing business and processes. 
  • Experience in manufacturing engineering.
  • Proficiency in using Deere business systems: SAP, CREO, 8D methodology, JDPoint, PartsAdvisor, RECON. 
  • DB2 management, SQL, Tableau, Alteryx, PowerBI 



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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering, or equivalent experience in a related field.


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.



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