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Electrification Systems Engineer

Date: Oct 4, 2022

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, 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) - Iowa  - Waterloo  
Function: Engineering (CA)
Title: Electrification Systems Engineer - 86272 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position 


This position is eligible for a partial telework arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.


Your Responsibilities


As an Electrification Systems Engineer for John Deere Power (JDPS) located in Waterloo, IA, you will plan, coordinate and carry out analysis, design and testing to integrate electrification components into John Deere vehicles. In addition, you will:


  • Work with Platform Engineers to define, develop and gain approval of requirements for electric drive systems including performance, function, environmental, design life and duty cycles
  • Develop traceable and high- fidelity performance requirements based on simulation, lab testing and vehicle testing
  • Define requirements for functional logic and control algorithms for implementation on power electronics and vehicle controllers
  • Design electric drive systems as a combination of power generation, batteries, actuators, sensors, communication, power distribution and configurable parameters to meet system requirements
  • Integrate electric drive systems into vehicles, define interfaces and specify related vehicle infrastructure
  • Complete design engineering deliverables for vehicle Product Delivery Process (PDP) and Continuous Improvement (CI) projects
  • Define plans and carry out commissioning of new electric drive systems on vehicle
  • Resolve development and field problems by performing root cause analysis using formal tools


Visa sponsorship is available for this position.  

What Skills You Need


  • 2 or more years of post- undergraduate engineering experience required (professional or graduate school)
  • 2 or more years of experience integrating or testing systems for vehicle applications
  • 2 or more years of written communication experience, including generating system requirements documents, formal technical reports and technical presentations
  • Demonstrated experience using data to derive, formally documenting and gaining stakeholder approval of design requirements
  • Ability to lead and execute sub- system level design projects

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Experience developing or testing electromechanical systems, including software
  • Professional experience relating to the design or testing of electrification systems
  • Professional experience relating to the design or testing of electrification components such as electric machines, power electronics, connectors and conductors
  • Lab experience in electric drive technology, including power electronics and electric machines
  • Knowledge of control system design at the electric motor or vehicle system level
  • Experience with the design, testing or operation of off- road vehicles
  • Graduate degree in an electrification technical area



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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering



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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