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John Deere Product Verification and Validation Engineer in Ottumwa, Iowa

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Ottumwa

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Product Verification and Validation Engineer - 95533

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Performance Verification & Validation Engineer for John Deere Ottumwa Works located in Ottumwa, Iowa, you will….

  • Create and conduct tests to verify new designs of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems and sub-systems.

  • Perform bench tests, lab tests and on-machine component verification.

  • Support field testing including direct customer interaction and machine validation.

  • Facilitate resolution of technical problems by assisting project teams in the determination and validation of root causes and verification of solutions.

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Basic understanding of electrical test tools and data acquisition systems

  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling, such as Creo

  • Demonstrated problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with technicians and engineer

  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage time effectively

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 1 or more years of engineering experience relating to mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic systems

  • Experience using measurement devices such as linear potentiometers, accelerometers, strain gauges, load cells, and transducers

  • Experience using signal processing tools such as nCode Glyphworks, Matlab, and LabVIEW

  • Knowledge and understanding of J1939 and ISOBUS architectures/machine software

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the operation or function of hay and forage equipment


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Agricultural 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 while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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