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Team Lead, Engineering, Validation

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Maricopa, AZ, US

Company: AGCO

Team Lead, Validation, Engineering will be responsible for coordinating validation activities in the SW United States from our proving grounds site in Litchfield Park, Arizona.  Having the Farmer First mindset, and focusing on exceeding farmers expectations, the Team Lead will manage a team of professionals responsible for supporting new product testing and validation while working together with a cross functional team from Design Engineering and Validation departments from other sites. In this role, the Team Lead will also build and maintain relationships with current and new field test partners to put hours and acres on our products in real field conditions while providing important feedback on features, likes, and dislikes.  Travel to domestic sites, dealers and customers to solve design problems and to evaluate product improvement may be required, as well as participation in global teams focused on validation processes, tools, and improvements.  The Team Lead will use technical expertise and product knowledge to play a leadership role in the problem resolution process when interfacing with engineering, design, and validation staff.  The position reports to the Director, Engineering, Jackson and is part of a strong and collaborative team, focused on delivering the best products for the farmers.

What are you going to do:

  • Manage the Arizona Proving Grounds site including personnel, buildings and grounds.
  • Lead and coordinate validation activities in the SW United States.
  • Represent AGCO to field test partners, vendors, and service providers in the local area.
  • Participate in validation and problem review boards.
  • Provide regular reporting on testing activities.
  • Provide estimates for project expenses and capital budget items for the Arizona team.
  • Uses technical expertise and product knowledge to support the problem resolution process when interfacing with design and validation staff from other engineering sites.

What do you need:

  • Mechanical, Ag, or Mechatronic Engineering Bachelor's Degree, or a technical degree in a related field.
  • 5+ years engineering experience in product development / validation environment 
  • Experience leading, either directly or indirectly, product engineering teams 
  • Fluency in English
  • Desirable knowledge in agricultural products, in particular tractors and tillage equipment.
  • Desirable knowledge in effective problem solving techniques and root-cause identification.



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