Product Engineer, Hydraulic Systems

Less than 5 years experience  •  Security Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/22/17
Dubuque, IA
Less than 5 years experience
Security Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/22/17

As a Product Engineer, at John Deere’s Construction & Forestry Division (Dubuque Works), you will support the Backhoe PDP group that leads ongoing development of hydraulic power management strategies and associated pump hardware for current and future PDP/global programs.  In addition, you will: 

  • Design mobilehydraulic system and sub-systems for new PDP programs and ongoing continuous improvement projects.
  • Primary focus will be leading the development of hydraulic pump components and power control system solutions to achieve performance, efficiency, quality, financial and schedule goals.
  • Utilize Matlab and Simulink tools to develop power control models.
  • Conduct investigations into dynamic performance enhancements and troubleshoot control related issues.
  • Develop complex hydraulic system and sub-system schematics.
  • Effectively interface with dynamic systems modeling group, system engineering and powertrain experts to complete system integration and development tasks.
  • Leverage key supplier experts to support the development of new hydraulic components and system architectures.

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of experience in a Product Engineering Design environment.
  • Development experience relating to industrial or mobilehydraulic systems and related component applications.
  • Technical experience relating to developing/diagnosing hydraulic systems, pump controls and components.
  • Strong desire and ability to learn and applyhydraulic system/component design principals to ongoing design activities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proficient with Creo (Pro-Engineer), project management techniques and engineering analysis fundamentals.  
  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestic and internationally, up to 10%.

What Makes You Stand Out

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

  • Practical design experience with industrial or mobilehydraulic pumps and developing pump control architecture.
  • Experience using Matlab and/or Simulink control system modeling software.

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.


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