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John Deere Test Engineer in Ottumwa, Iowa

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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Ottumwa

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Test Engineer - 75466

Your Responsibilities

As a Test Engineer for John Deere Ottumwa Works located in Ottumwa, Iowa, you will create and conduct tests to validate new designs for components and sub-systems. In addition, you will:

  • Perform test data analysis to determine whether acceptance criteria are met

  • Design test fixtures for component and sub-system validation

  • Facilitate resolution of technical problems by assisting project teams in the determination and validation of root causes and verification of solutions

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Basic understanding of data acquisition systems and their application

  • 1 or more years of engineering experience relating to mechanical / electrical / hydraulic systems

  • 1 or more years of experience with 3D CAD modeling, such as Creo

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with technicians and engineers

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%, primarily domestic

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience using measurement devices such as linear potentiometers, accelerometers, strain gauges, load cells, and transducers

  • Experience using signal processing and durability analysis tools such as nCode Glyphworks

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the operation or function of hay and forage equipment

  • Knowledge and understanding of statistical methodology

  • Knowledge of test data analysis for fatigue/life prediction


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

  • BS in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering

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. An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. 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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.