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John Deere Structural Design Engineer in Ottumwa, Iowa

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

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

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Structural Design Engineer - 77031

Your Responsibilities

As a Structural Design Engineer for John Deere Ottumwa Works located in Ottumwa, IA, Develop design solutions for structural requirements of the Mower Conditioner and Windrower Platform products. In addition you will:

  • Engage with cross functional engineers, manufacturing, supply management and/or supplier personnel to align on design solutions

  • Analyze test plan for product verification and validation of design changes with PV&V engineers

  • Manage multiple projects and prioritize workload to meet product performance & delivery requirements

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 1 or more years of product design experience

  • 1 or more years of experience using Creo or similar software

  • 1 or more years of experience problem solving

  • 1 or more years using engineer specification and decision release systems

  • Proficient communication while working with a team

    What Makes You Stand Out

  • Mower Conditioner or Windrower Platform design or field test experience

  • Experience with product verification and validation processes

  • Experience using Discrete Element Modeling or Finite Element Analysis

  • Experience with weld process and documentation

  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering (or equivalent)

    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.