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John Deere Design Engineer - Wiring Harness in Waterloo, 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 - Waterloo

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Design Engineer - Wiring Harness - 95123

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position

This position is eligible for partial remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

This position is eligible for a flexible 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 Design Engineer - Wiring Harness for John Deere Product Engineering Center located in Waterloo, IA, you will:

  • Produce wiring harness designs using Creo Cabling and Capital Harness XC

  • Produce and/or evaluate design solutions to improve cost, quality and performance based on specialized knowledge of engineering applications

  • Collaborate with other functional engineering groups, supply management and/or supplier personnel and provide technical support to marketing, manufacturing, quality, and supply management organizations

  • Analyze assignments and determine engineering specifications for complex problems or projects of moderate scope.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 1 or more years of engineering experience or large assembly management in CREO

  • 1 or more years of 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 Teams)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 1 or more years of experience working with off-road vehicle engineering, preferably in the Agriculture 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 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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