John Deere

John Deere

  • Wisconsin

    Cary, NC

  • 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) – Wisconsin – Horicon; Cary, NC

Function: Engineering (CA)

Title: Product Engineer – 100826

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position

This position may be located in Horicon, WI or Cary, NC per the hiring manager’s discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate’s background, experience, and proficiency.

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

John Deere Turf & Compact Utility business is seeking a Product Engineer to develop innovative solutions to support Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) programs and CI/VI initiatives for Riding Lawn Equipment (RLE) products located in Horicon, WI or Cary, NC. In this role you will:

  • Produce and/or evaluate possible design solutions to improve cost, quality and performance based on specialized knowledge of engineering applications
  • Compile and furnish necessary information to document the design solution required for building of prototypes and adoption of the design into production. Ensure all requirements are met (i.e. functional operation, reliability, part cost, tooling cost, appearance, safety, serviceability, standards, compliance, customer requirements, BOM creation/accuracy, etc.)
  • Provide technical support to supply management, quality engineering, manufacturing engineering, and marketing
  • Assist with the Product Verification & Validation planning and create the PV&V activities to request the analysis, lab and field tests required and to set the acceptance criteria

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years demonstration of being a self-directed individual with excellent organizational, root cause analysis, and problem solving skills
  • 3 or more years demonstration of leveraging excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to communicate within a cross functional team across multiple sites and drive results
  • 3 or more years of experience using EPDP to bring systems to production (minimum of 1 design cycles)
  • 3 or more years of experience using CAD Modeling Software
  • 2 or more years of experience leading vehicle sub-system/system level design projects
  • 1 or more years of experience with Systems Engineering tools & methodologies and Six Sigma methodologies
  • 1 or more years of experience using Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Demonstrated leadership & people skills.
  • Proven track record developing vehicle systems
  • Experience collecting requirements from stakeholders and making data driven decisions
  • Experience supporting a high volume manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge and experience with electrical systems and components
  • Experience with Riding Lawn Equipment
  • Experience with other functional areas within the development process (analysis, test, manufacturing, quality)


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or similar equivalent or 5 or more year of experience

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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