John Deere Product Engineer (Entry Level/Junior) in Nisku, Alberta

Title: 50699211 - Product Engineer - 22084Primary Location: Canada (CA) - Alberta (CA-AB) - Nisku Organizational Group: WW C&F Personnel Area: PG00 - JD Reman-Edmonton Function: Product Engineering

Candidates applying for this position must have the proper work authorization to work in Canada in order to be considered for this position. Canada visa sponsorship is not available for this role.

Major PurposeThis is a junior-level product engineering position that plans, coordinates, performs product design, testing and/or analysis work for a complete project of moderate scope or for a significant portion or a sub-system of a major and diverse project. Operates in a team environment, providing input to remanufacturing solutions and participating in product reviews. May assign, coordinate and review portions of the work to support personnel. Develops remanufactured product structures and reclaim designs within established guidelines; work is reviewed internally by more senior personnel. This position is located in Edmonton (Nisku), Alberta.

Major Duties:

  • Creates product structures (Bills of Materials), estimates appropriate piece part replacement rates and identifies components suitable for reclaim.

  • Retrieves and documents original equipment specifications.

  • Designs and generates specifications for new reclaim processes and custom manufactured replacement parts.

  • Specifies qualification criteria of components and subsequent measurement method.

  • Analyzes requirements of machine application to verify the appropriate configuration of a component.

  • Compiles and furnishes necessary information to document the remanufactured solution required with possible involvement of other functional engineers, supply management and/or supplier personnel.

  • Determines test or analysis plan for product verification and validation.

  • Performs root cause analysis, reports findings on failed product and provides input on corrective action.

  • Initiates and/or completes components of the engineering change management process.

  • Participates in PDP (Product Delivery Process) and QIT (Quality Improvement Team) meetings.

  • Technical support of customers via the unit DTAC (Dealer Technical Assistance Center) group.

  • Analyzes assignments and determines engineering specifications as solutions to routine problems or projects.

  • Learns and applies company engineering policies and practices; learns company products.



  • Bachelor’s degree or technology diploma in an applicable engineering discipline, ideally mechanical.

  • Experience with engineering tools, systems and databases.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience and aptitude to carry out processes and procedures.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced team environment.

  • Ability to prioritize and multi task.

  • Demonstrated planning, time management and organizational skills.

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to use standard desktop load applications such as Microsoft Office plus intranet and internet functions


  • Familiarity with the complete John Deere product portfolio.

  • Working knowledge of hydraulic and drive train components used on John Deere equipment.

  • Experience in Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems

  • Experience in root cause analysis techniques.

  • Experience using company information systems such as: WISE, RECON, DTAC, PMPRO, Service Advisor, SAP.

  • Eligible for registration with APEGA.

This position will be posted for a minimum of 7 business days and unposted when a qualified pool of candidates is achieved.

In accordance with the John Deere Accommodation Policy, reasonable accommodation of any of these qualifications may be considered.

If you are moving to an area where housing and general expenses are significantly more expensive than at your departure location, the Company may provide a transitional benefit to help offset these costs for a specified period of time as a part of the relocation package. The Company will notify employees of their eligibility for this benefit based on a calculation provided by Runzheimer International. The calculation is based on a comprehensive assessment of all living cost variables and specific individual characteristics.

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.