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Why John Deere
More power. Lower emissions. Record-setting fuel efficiency. Cleaner air. You make it happen as an employee of John Deere Power Systems. It takes groundbreaking powertrain technologies to satisfy the performance needs and environmental regulations of tomorrow. You’ll meet these challenges as part of a global team working together to integrate engines, drivetrain components and electronics into machines that are worth more than the sum of their parts.
Working with the latest technology, collaborating with the best and brightest in the field, expanding your knowledge and honing your skills—all are key components of unmatched career satisfaction as a member of the John Deere product engineering team.
What You'll Do

John Deere Power Systems is seeking a Design EngineerEngine Systems in Waterloo, Iowa, to lead resolution of platform specific technical issues and to design heavy duty diesel engine. In this position, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be responsible for engine system design and release of rocker arm covers, ventilation systems, timing gear cover, coolant pump & air inlets.
  • Develop and implement project plans.
  • Work with the product verification and validation group to define and oversee completion of activities in qualifying design changes.
  • Establish and execute plans to validate the designs through analysis, engine tests and bench tests.
  • Provide technical support to Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality and Supply Management organizations.
  • Inspect components from test, perform root cause investigation and determine design improvements necessary to improve overall engine reliability.
  • Prepare engineering change notices adopting product changes in support of new product team activities.

What It Takes

We need someone with excellent communication skills who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. Ideally, you will have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent working experience in a related field. In addition, we require:
  • 3 years of engineering experience in mechanical components applicable to engines.
  • Knowledge of product development and release life cycle.
  • 3-D part and assembly modeling experience.
A strong candidate will also have:
  • Demonstrated Pro/E design skills.
  • Experience with a global supplier and customer base.
  • PDMLink and SAP working knowledge.
  • Engine repair and/or failure analysis experience.
  • Product/process non-compliance and corrective action experience.
  • Design for Six Sigma or Six Sigma experience.
  • Familiar with various analysis techniques and application of boundary conditions.
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
Can you imagine the challenge of a lifetime and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?
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.