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Sr. Project Engineer - Cabs & Shielding Lead Job

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Hesston, KS, US

Company: AGCO


Working at AGCO is more than a job, it’s a career in an industry that makes a difference in the lives of billions of people.  Be part of a success story, of a company that really makes a difference and grow with us.


Our passion for delivering industry leading technologies that solve real-world problems is unparalleled.  At AGCO, you can combine your love for technology with manufacturing excellence - and work alongside global teams that share your enthusiasm!  Our Manufacturing teams are relentless in their pursuit of excellence, ensuring AGCO delivers the best products and services in the industry in the most efficient, cost-effective way. Their success fuels our success.

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to be responsible for certain design activities for the AGCO-Hesston new product development cabs & shielding group. This role will lead a team in the design of certain cab & shielding subsystem components. The applicant will be expected to provide leadership to their team along with professional expertise in plastic design, surface modeling, cab interiors, mounting structures, tolerance stack up & system integration.


Summary of Duties

  • Provide feedback and guidance to direct reports.
  • Complete assigned design work to meet product specifications & project schedules according to AGCO’s phased gate approval process.
  • Achieve as-defined product deliverables including performance, reliability, quality, cost, weight, and serviceability targets.
  • Assist in the development of engineering specifications & required project status presentations for management review.
  • Assist in global cross site design & testing activities as required.
  • Coordinate testing activities with global AGCO test groups to ensure product meets agreed engineering expectations.
  • Travel as needed to suppliers, production plants, dealerships, customer job sites & field test locations related to the development of engineering projects.
  • Work with harvesting & hay products groups to assist in design of plastic & other exterior shields.
  • Provide guidance to purchasing in selection for selecting plastic processes that are best suited to design requirements.
  • Assist in functional fit up of plastic exterior shields to harvesting & hay product prototypes including support of SOP.



Functional Knowledge

  • Experience with Plastics, Foams & Fabrics
  • Experience with Off-Road Equipment is desired but not required
  • Experience with Welded Assemblies
  • Experience with Pro-Engineer CAD System
  • Experience with lab testing requirements & data analysis


Desirable Knowledge

  • Experience with tooling for injection molding & other common plastic fabrication processes
  • Experience with industrial design & styling


Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong verbal & written communication skills to convey results, root cause analysis, processes/approaches to a variety of internal  or external audiences
  • Ability to address & resolve issues in an objective, fact-based, professional fashion
  • Motivated self-starter who can relate well to a diverse multidiscipline development team



  • Able to travel domestically & internationally for supporting development of equipment.


Qualifications & Experience


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, or Agricultural Engineering
  • 7+ years experience with Plastic, Agricultural or Off-Road Equipment design

AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions – to an environment where the future is happening now.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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