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Project Engineer/Design Engineer- Hydraulics

Posted 2 years ago in Engineering

The purpose of this job is to design and develop hydraulics systems for new combine development products for on-schedule release to production. This role will work to achieve as-defined product deliverables including performance, reliability, quality, cost, weight, and serviceability targets.

Summary of Duties:

· Uses combine technical expertise and product knowledge/experience to coordinate the development of hydraulic systems for combine harvesters and associated equipment.
· Leads and coordinates hydraulic drives concepts in design reviews, field testing, and lab testing
· Assists design team with engineering work as projects require.
· Responsible for achieving hydraulic systems cost & weight targets.
· Coordinates cross-AGCO site design & testing activities (when required).
· Assists project manager in AMPIP documentation of engineering specifications & required project status presentations for respective combine product programs.
· Assists in developing applicable engineering specifications to meet project objectives.
· Prepares concepts, designs, development, and feasibility studies of complex engineering projects related to hydraulic systems.
· Coordinates computer simulation of hydraulic systems.
· Assist with test stand design, documentation of hydraulic system testing requirements, and coordinates hydraulic test stand & combine prototype builds.
· Works with electrical and electronic engineers to develop appropriate hydraulic control circuits.
· Keeps abreast of latest technological advancements to allow for development of innovative product designs to gain competitive market advantages for AGCO especially in the areas of hydraulic drives and controls.
· Potential to travel to suppliers, production plants, dealerships, customer job sites and field test locations related to the development of engineering projects and problems resolution.

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from a 4-year accredited university. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Proficiency using Pro-E, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word is required.

Required Experience:
  • Strong leadership ability and good communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse people
  • 5 years in engineering assignments to gain a mastery of complex engineering and manufacturability concepts.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and to demonstrate positive attitude
  • Good mechanical aptitude with ability to develop product concepts
  • Ability to work flexibility in a dynamic environment

Desired Experience:
  • Direct experience with agricultural equipment
  • Knowledge of unique farming methods

Special Job Dimensions:
  • Travel will be required on an as-needed basis (Less than 30% predicted).

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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