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Mechanical Engineer

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Tremont, IL, US

Company: AGCO

Mechanical Engineer

Precision Planting

Precision Planting is an innovative company that is changing the agriculture industry in remarkable ways.  In only twenty years, we have helped redefine agriculture in the US and globally.  Our products make growers more productive, increase yields, current agricultural practices more sustainable, and reduce the costs to feed a growing world. Precision Planting is growing rapidly and has many new products and business opportunities it is pursuing to continue that growth.  We are entrepreneurial in our DNA, fast-paced in our actions, and value hard work, innovative thinking, open communications, and teamwork.  If you share these values, then we might be the right place for you to contribute, grow and succeed in your career.  Precision Planting is seeking a highly-motivated individual to provide engineering expertise in the design, implementation, and deployment of on-farm planting and harvesting equipment for advanced precision agriculture applications. 



Job Responsibilities


  • You will be the owner for the design, testing, and productionizing of your products.

  • You will use cutting-edge engineering design, modeling, and rapid prototyping tools to assist in research and invention of new product designs.

  • You will be doing validation of your products in the field.

  • You will be problem-solving during scale-up for commercial production.

  • You will collaborate with our in-house attorney to draft patent applications for inventions that you make.

  • You will have the opportunity to see your own ideas for helping farmers come to reality.

  • U.S. travel is expected.  This can range from 5%-10%.


 Technical Skills

  • Solid modeling of mechanical parts using Creo or similar tools.

  • Creation of detailed part prints as necessary for prototype and production parts.

  • Familiarity with basic finite element analysis software to accomplish simple analysis.

  • Familiarity with prototyping techniques: 3D printing, machining, fabrication, instrumentation, and data analysis.

  • Familiarity with both the technical limitations and cost implications of manufacturing processes such as injection molding, casting, powdered metal, stamping, & fabrication


 Qualifications Required

  • Demonstrate exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.  

  • Demonstrate the ability to brainstorm out-of-the-box solutions.

  • A high degree of mechanical aptitude and experience.

  • You have high attention to detail.

  • You have the humility to accept the best solution to a problem, even if it’s not yours.

  • Convey an eagerness and optimism about the future of agriculture.

  • Willingness to buck trends and conventional thinking in pursuit of better outcomes for farmers.


Experience / Education Required

  • Bachelor’s/Master's degree or equivalent in engineering or related field.


AGCO is an equal opportunity employer.

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