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Senior Electric Drives Systems Engineer

John Deere


Location:
Cary, North Carolina
Date:
09/20/2017
2017-09-202017-10-20
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Power Engineering
  • Vehicular Technology
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Job Details

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Electric Drives Systems Engineer, for John Deere, you will plan, coordinate, and carry out the product analysis, design, and/or test activities for electric drive components and systems in Deere products. Electric drive system components include motors, generators, power inverters, safety protection devices, control systems, conductors, and connectors.   In addition, you will:

  • Serve as a technical lead for turf, utility, and riding lawn equipment electric drive projects and execute product engineering development on components and systems into vehicle programs while meeting budget, schedule, and quality metrics.  Product scope includes golf, commercial, and consumer products.
  • Work with the turf, utility, and riding lawn equipment engineers to define and develop the engineering requirements of electric drive systems and components Design and select the electric drive components and systems. This includes analysis of electric drive components such as electric machines, power conversion electronics, and power harnesses. This engineer will deliver electric drive solutions across multiple Deere products.  Emphasis will be placed on electric machines, motor control, system control, and system design.  Power electronics and wiring system detailed design knowledge is not required.
  • Work to achieve commercial goals, for example cost targets, for electric drive components and will strive to reduce development time and expense by leveraging knowledge, components, and suppliers across the enterprise.
  • Work with the turf, utility, and riding lawn equipment team to execute vehicle development by completing product design and broader functional area deliverables required for electric drive projects. This involves being part of the vehicle core teams and vehicle design teams and working closely with program management. Work with turf, utility, and riding lawn equipment engineers to integrate the electric drive system into the vehicle. This involves designing electric drive system interfaces and specifying the related vehicle systems to meet the platform's vehicle requirements.
  • Support the on-site build, commissioning, and testing of the vehicle integration aspect of the electric drive system.
  • Help commission new systems and vehicles, including trouble shooting vehicle system problems, making recommendations on software parameters, and giving technical guidance to product platforms.
  • Focus on business aspects and will strive to execute the projects according to the unit cost, NRE and capital goals.
  • Develop strategies for new products with electric drives to grow Deere market share.  This includes benchmarking the competition and assessing value propositions.

US Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Experience working on product development cross-functional teams and to lead the product design function for electric drives.
  • Understanding of electric drive components and systems with ability to design electric drive systems achieving vehicle program technical and financial goals in a production environment.  Emphasis will be placed on electric machines, motor control, system control, and system design.  Power electronics and wiring system detailed design knowledge is not required.
  • Experience working with suppliers in the application and design of electric drive system components.
  • Experience working with teams having diverse skills and from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience leading project teams meeting project performance, schedule, and budget goals.
  • Communication skills: Must have excellent listening skills. Chooses appropriate communication vehicle for a given situation and uses it appropriately. Written communication requirements include generating product/system requirements documents of significant magnitude, creating technical reports suitable for long-term archiving, and creating presentations. Verbal communication requirements include making presentations and participating in meetings.
  • 4+ years Product Engineering experience  
  • 3+ years Product Design experience
  • 1+ years experience leading technical projects

What Makes You Stand Out

Other areas of experience or interest that will help us place you on the right team include:

  • 1-3 years Deere product development experience relating to vehicle programs (or equivalent industry product development experience)  
  • 3-5 years Technical experience relating to the design and development electric drive systems
  • 2-4 years experience in component development of electric machines and algorithm development for motor control and system control   
  • Experience in project management
  • Knowledge of vehicle systems interfacing with electric drives. Examples include engines, gearboxes, and vehicle controllers..
  • Advanced technical degree in electric drive field
  • Experience with vehicle engineering (examples include golf, utility, and riding lawn equipment)

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Ideally you will have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on power conversion, electric machines, power electronics, electric drive control, and/or similar technologies.
  • Strong practical experience in electric drive technology product application.
  • Advanced technical degree, Masters level or greater, is desired.

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. 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. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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.

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