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Senior Product Safety Engineer

Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50613-8000

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: Product Engineering
Title: Senior Product Safety Engineer - 85580 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 



This position is eligible for a flexible or telework work schedule 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 a Senior Product Safety Engineer, located at the Product Engineering Center (PEC) in Waterloo, IA you will lead platform implementation of product safety and fire prevention principles on Large Tractors.  In addition, you will:


  • Manage and support the Product Safety and Fire Prevention deliverables and requirements for new and current products
  • Plan and use a structured process to analayze product safety and fire prevention issues across product lines
  • Exchange information across divisions, educating unit personnel in product safety and fire prevention practices and experiences
  • Consult with engineering regarding design solutions to reduce product safety and fire risks
  • Provide periodic product safety and fire prevention training
  • Serve as a primary investigator of unit machine fires to determine area of origin and cause
  • Provide litigation investigation support as necessary for equipment incident claims
  • Assist in both oral and written discovery activities upon request of the Deere & Company law department


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.


What Skills You Need


  • 4 or more years experience in one or more of the following: design engineering, test engineering, reliability engineering, quality engineering
  • 3 or more years experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Fundamental understanding of machine forms relevant to the specific job assignment and Company division/unit
  • Excellent communication, documentation and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to take initiative to build strong and productive relationships and communicate clearly to audiences of all levels.


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Knowledge of product safety standards, regulatory requirements and other inputs applicable to ag tractors.
  • Knowledge of fire investigation and prevention principles
  • Understanding of Functional Safety
  • Knowledge of Product delivery processes experience




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


  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, or Agricultural Engineering, Computer Science, OR equivalent related work 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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