John Deere

John Deere

  • Waterloo, IA

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

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: Engineering (CA)

Title: Application Engineer – 100683

Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position

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 Application Engineer for JD Waterloo Product Engineering Center located in Waterloo, IA you will:

  • Work with JDPS engine and Deere vehicle teams to successfully integrate JDPS engines into various internal vehicle platforms.
  • Negotiate and establish experimental, prototype, and production engine build schedules.
  • Ensure completion of partner application approval testing, and that program risks are fully assessed in alignment with Application Product Delivery Process (APDP) best practices.
  • Adhere to the established APDP process, as well as participation in activities designed to identify process gaps and subsequently establish and execute process improvement plans.

VISA Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need (Required skills/experiences)

  • Two or more years professional experience in roles related to diesel engines and/or vehicle engine applications
  • Demonstrated skills in the communication of technical data and project information
  • Strong prioritization skills including ability manage frequent changes
  • Flexibility in dealing with changing and/or partial information while working with diverse teams
  • Excellent team skills including project leadership and schedule management
  • Strong problem-solving skills evidenced by prior work
  • Available to travel up to 10% of time both domestically and internationally

What Makes You Stand Out (Desired skills/experiences)

  • Experience with agricultural, construction, or roadbuilding production systems in an engineering, project management, or PV&V capacity
  • Diverse background in varied JDPS or vehicle functional areas (e.g. Controls, PV&V, CI, Manufacturing)
  • Engine application engineering or engine integration experience


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

  • Degree in an Engineering / Technology discipline or equivalent experience


Leadership level of position – Individual Contributor Professional


  • Driving Sustainable Results
  • Operating Globally and Inclusively
  • Making Sound Decisions
  • Communicating with Impact
  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Engaging & Inspiring

reference the competencies matrix and their descriptions, be sure to note the proper leadership level. Competencies are only provided for positions that are posted internal only.

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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