Technical Design Engineer

Date:  Sep 18, 2023

Hesston, KS, US

Who We Are Looking For: 

AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions, has an exciting career opportunity for a Technical Design Engineer to join our team in Hesston, KS.  The Technical Design Engineer reports to Module Lead Engineer- Combine Harvesters.  Responsibilities will involve design work from concept through production of structural and mechanical components as required across individual products and projects.  This position may direct the work of design or development technicians and designers. 


What You Will Do: 

  • Develop and implement designs in the area of mechanical components for agricultural equipment in particular on drives systems like chain, belts and gearboxes (not gear design required) 

  • Perform design layouts with conformity to sound engineering concepts and usage to meet production requirements. 

  • Work cooperatively with testing personnel to develop testing processes which provide robust and cost effective products.   

  • Responsible for answering detailed product questions, answering change requests, detail design changes, BOM development and manipulation, revising prints, requesting and reviewing test work as well as ordering prototype components. 

  • Present necessary information (drawings, specifications, test data, etc.) as required to those involved in production activities.       

  • Collaborate with manufacturing teams to improve manufacturability of product designs.  

  • Hands on approach, design and fit-up of components onto ag machines. 

  • Must be able to travel as necessary in U.S. and internationally, if needed. 


What You Will Bring: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering or a related technical field required. 

  • 3-5 years design experience in engineering, with implementation, testing and validating of component/product designs. 

  • Experience with mechanical component and structural design is desirable.   

  • Skills in CREO or similar 3-D CAD system.   


A Plus If You Have: 

  • Ag experience/background desired by not required to aid in understanding of agricultural equipment operation.   

  • Experience with layouts and drafting preferred. 

  • Strong computer skills, detail oriented, good communication skills are necessary to work on a local and world-wide design team. 

  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems 

  • Organize and facilitate design reviews with cross functional teams to ensure alignment of design changes. 


What We Offer: 

Join us as we bring agriculture into the future. Experience our global diversity and enterprising spirit while helping us create innovative technologies and a positive impact that helps feed the world’s nearly 8 billion people.  

We also invite you to “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 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. 


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. 

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