Cerebral Staffing

Cerebral Staffing

  • Waterloo, IA

  • $39.55-42.37 per hour

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Join Cerebral Staffing, LLC on site at our client John Deere in Waterloo, IA as a Lab PV&V Test Engineer!

Location: Waterloo, IA ONSITE

Duration of Role: Two Years Plus

Pay: $39.55 – $42.37/Hour

Hours: 1st shift. This position provides work direction and engineering support for a test cell that runs on first and second shift, Monday through Friday. Typically, engineers adjust their core hours to provide some overlap with the start of second shift, working 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM with half-hour lunch for 8-hour day as an example.

*** Visa sponsorship is not available, now or in the near future, for this position. ***


  • Manage test
  • Manage resource
  • Documentation
  • Process development
  • Lead development and execution of tractor test activities for vehicle cold room
  • Utilize the electronic documentation system to process activities for test scheduling, acceptance criteria, execution, and results
  • Provide wage employee daily work direction and technical support
  • Hold regular planning and review meetings with stakeholders during test execution
  • Determine test needs and clarify acceptance criteria and test requirements
  • Post-process data for test results and issue reports and correction actions when criteria is not met
  • Utilize test activity scheduling tool for understanding test cell resource availability
  • Executing tests per the standard procedures and update the procedures when appropriate
  • Post-process test data to analyze and summarize results into reports for review and inclusion in electronic documentation system.


  • Basic understanding of instrumentation
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Data analysis of simple to complex tests
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and work with cross function teams


  • Basic understanding of agricultural tractors and tractor operations
  • 2+ years of product engineering experience
  • Good negotiation skills
  • A desire to improve test processes and data analysis techniques
  • Technical expertise in hydraulic, cooling, or engine systems
  • Microsoft Office, nCode GlyphWorks, and National Instruments DIAdem


  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field

Additional notes:

Will need metatarsals for first day, business casual dress code. . Person may drive a Deere owned Gator after successfully completing training. Position will work onsite immediately. Visa sponsorship is not available, now or in the near future, for this position.

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