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Sr. Project Engineer Research & Advanced Engineering, Green Harvesting

Date: Jan 14, 2023

Location: Hesston, KS, US

Company: AGCO

Sr. Project Engineer – Research & Advanced Engineering


Who We Are Looking For

AGCO is currently seeking a Sr. Project Engineer to join our Research & Advanced Engineering team in Hesston, KS. The purpose of this position will be the development of new concepts and technology for Hay and Forage Advanced Engineering platforms.  This role is to develop, coordinate and execute proper design strategies related to product roadmaps. 

What You Will Do

  •  Solve complex Research and Engineering problems, use strong design ability to develop new products and technologies with emphasis on mechatronics.
  • Responsible for the planning, execution, and documentation of the project including conceptual design, coding, assembly, and lab or field testing.
  • Support in-field activities such as data acquisition, testing procedures and training.
  • Works closely with the Global R&AE and Agronomy teams as well Product Engineering to provide meaningful solutions for AGCO’s Forage Equipment Engineering Teams.
  • Provides technical guidance to Product Management, Engineering, and Agronomy teams.
  • Delivers Proof of Concepts to Product Engineering for further development and validation. Develops unique design features the company often patents to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Ability to work in a diverse working environment. Ability to work in a team setting and demonstrate a positive attitude. Good mechanical aptitude with the ability to develop product concepts. Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment.
  • Travel may be required on an as needed basis (10-15% predicted).

What You Will Bring

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a 4-year accredited university.
  • 4+ years design experience with complex engineering and manufacturability concepts.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Proficiency in CAD (CREO or Solidworks), with strong design ability.
  • Experience with agricultural equipment and farming practices.
  • Ability to operate agricultural equipment including tractors, balers, mowers and rakes.
  • Knowledge of project management tools and documentation.

A Plus If You Have

  •  Advanced degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of agriculture economics and commercial haying equipment is a plus.
  • Proficiency in, or ability to learn, programming languages, preferably C/C++ and Python.
  • Proficiency in, or ability to learn, Bus systems (CAN, Ethernet, 100baseTX/100baseT1).
  • Knowledge of embedded software development and validation is a plus.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of SAE J1939 and ISO 11783 communication protocols is a plus.

What We Offer

GLOBAL DIVERSITY – Diversity means many things to us, different brands, cultures, nationalities, genders, generations – even variety in our roles. You make us unique!

ENTERPRISING SPIRIT- Every role adds value. We’re committed to helping you develop and grow to realize your potential.

POSITIVE IMPACT – Make it personal and help us feed the world.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES - You can combine your love for technology with manufacturing excellence – and work alongside teams of people around the world who share your enthusiasm.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOU – Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…

Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities or benefits and may change at any time with or without notice.

AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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