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Why John Deere
New demands require innovative solutions. At the John Deere Product Engineering Center in Waterloo, Iowa, you'll make what isn't possible today, tomorrow's reality.  By developing innovative technology and products, we're helping people be smarter about how they use the land.  Global positioning, remote equipment operation, biofuels, electric hybrids.  What's next?  Help us figure it out. There's no roadmap . . . just 1,300 inquiring minds like yours - working together at John Deere's largest engineering center.
You can expect the challenge of designing and testing complete electronic controls, displays and sensors and engines for equipment that operates under the roughest imaginable conditions.
What You'll Do
As a Drivetrain Design Engineer for the John Deere Product Engineering Center in Waterloo, Iowa, you will complete transmission design projects in support of new and current transmissions. You will also:

• Design and analysis of various drivetrain components including gears, shafts, bearings, clutches and transmission control valves.
• Work in a collaborative design environment to develop and implement solutions supporting both new and continuous improvement design areas.
• Develop and recommend design solutions to meet project cost, capital and performance requirements.
• Work closely with engineering analysis and PV&V staff to that ensure verification methods and acceptance criteria are defined and testing requirements are completed to program objectives.
• Ensure engineering bills of material and other part data are maintained and released per schedule.

What It Takes

We need an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. Ideally you will have a Bachelors degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering or equivalent experience. We also require:

• Entry level, including internship, experience with a strong interest in mechanical design.
• Experience using CAD software (ProE, Creo) for the design of components and assemblies.

A strong candidate would also have:

• Academic course work including mechanical design and associated analysis.
• Prior machine design experience and specific experience with ANSYS, Romax, Matlab, Excel and other design engineering tools.
• Understanding of engineering principles as they relate to drivetrain components.
• An internship or previous work experience with Deere. 

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.