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John Deere Design Engineer-Wiring Harness (50080699) in Waterloo, Iowa

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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.

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

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Design Engineer-Wiring Harness (50080699) - 77378

Your Responsibilities

As a Design Engineer - Wiring Harness at the John Deere Product Engineering Center (PEC), located in Waterloo, IA, you will work perform basic product design, testing and/or analysis work for a defined portion of a project while on a team environment. In addition, you will:

  • Deal with the given and required design spaces and manage the outcome with other design groups; provide input to design solutions and participate in design reviews.

  • Learn and apply company engineering policies and practices; learn company products; develop recommendations within established guidelines (work and decisions are reviewed by supervisors before implementation).

  • Produce and/or evaluate possible design solutions to improve cost, quality and performance based on specialized knowledge of engineering applications; including involvement of other functional engineers, supply management and/or supplier personnel.

  • Compile and furnish necessary information (such as: engineering decisions and reports of pertinent design analyses data) to document the design solution required for building of prototypes and adoption of the design.

  • Prioritize and manage delivery of designs according to program schedules

  • As the lead for a tractor platform, exhibit leadership skill to provide direction to other team members globally to achieve on time delivery

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

  • 3 or more years of engineering experience or large assembly management in Pro/Engineer / CREO.

  • Experience in roles that required a working knowledge of fundamental engineering principles (such as: mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, and material properties).

  • Experience with standard computer applications (such as Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Skype).

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

  • Two or more years of experience working with off-road vehicle engineering, preferably in the Ag or Construction Industry with specialized knowledge about wiring harness routing requirements and failure modes in wiring harness designs.

  • Experience working with tolerance stack-up studies.

  • Experience with engineering analysis tools. i.e. FEA, CFD.

  • Experience working and collaborating in an international team.

  • Working knowledge of Mentor CHS and Harness XC.

  • One or more years of project management experience.

  • Demonstrate good collaboration skills

  • Experience with electrical circuits and components


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering or Engineering Mechanics

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.