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John Deere Part-Time Student-Product Engineering Crop Care-Ames IA in Albany, New York

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 - Ames - Ankeny

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Part-Time Student-Product Engineering Crop Care-Ames IA - 91703

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

This position will work at the John Deere Sprayer Lab Facility in Ames, Iowa, during the academic year and onsite at the John Deere Des Moines Works factory in Ankeny, Iowa, during the summer.

The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company’s regular full-time staff and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule YEAR-ROUND.

Your Responsibilities

As a Part-Time Student-Product Engineering for John Deere Crop Care located in Ames, Iowa, and at the John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny, Iowa, you will:

  • Produce and/or evaluate possible design solutions to improve cost, quality, and performance for Crop Care equipment

  • Create design concepts using Creo (Pro/E) CAD software tools

  • Develop embedded code in C, C++ and/or MATLAB/Simulink languages and verify it through testing on machines

  • Test and develop concepts in lab and field environments through effective team collaboration as well as hands on work with test and prototype equipment

  • Effectively communicate and work in a team environment with both direct team members and those in supporting organizations

  • Support manufacturing, quality, reliability, and supply management with engineering

  • Develop dynamic performance specifications using simulation. (MATLAB, Simscape, Simulink)

What Skills You Need

  • Ideally you will be pursuing a degree in Mechanical or Computer/Software Engineering; others may apply

  • Must be registered as a full-time student at Iowa State University

  • Graduation date of May 2023 or later

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above

  • Available to work 15-20 hours/week during the academic year

  • Available to work 40 hours/week during the summer

  • Must be able to commute to the work location in Ankeny, Iowa, during the summer break

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

  • Effective communication skills both oral and written

  • Programming experience (MATLAB, C++, Python, Visual Basic, Arduino, Raspberry Pi)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Knowledge or work experience in production agriculture (specifically tillage, planters, and sprayers)

  • Experience in product engineering (product design, product testing, software testing)

  • 3D modeling experience (Creo preferred)

  • Data analytics experience (Python, R, SQL)

  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, Tableau or Power BI

NOTE: For Iowa State University students, this assignment will qualify for ISU course credit as a co-op/internship position working 20 hours per week.

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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