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Mechanical Engineer Job

Date: Sep 6, 2021

Location: Tremont, IL, US

Company: AGCO


Mechanical Engineer

Precision Planting



Are you ready to work with a high-performing, multi-discipline team that is creating the most revolutionary technology products in agriculture?  Precision Planting has a 25-year history of developing pioneering products for the farmers of the world to grow their crops more profitably, productively, and sustainably.  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 of 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 the 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.

  • 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.

  • At least 2 years of Engineering experience.

Nearest Major Market: Peoria

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