Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/12/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Waterloo, IA
  • Duration:
    56 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is hiring for a Product Engineer to work onsite with our customer John Deere in Waterloo, IA in a contingent position forecasted for 3 years. Responsible will include:

  • Lead development and execution of test activities for vehicle and hydraulic lab requests, working to verify application requirements, performance goals, and vehicle design specifications.
  • Utilize the electronic documentation system to process activities for test execution, including updating details (schedule, acceptance criteria, procedures, results, conclusions) and closure of activities and communication to stakeholders on key dates and resource availability.
  • Coordinate tractor, component, and test cell resources, clarify acceptance criteria and test requirements, conduct planning meetings, organize test requests, write shop orders, and provide wage employee work direction and technical support across up to three shifts.
  • Hold regular data review meetings with stakeholders during test execution.
  • Determine test needs and if results meet or fail acceptance criteria, issuing reports and corrective action requests when criteria are not met.
  • Utilize test activity scheduling tool for understanding test cell resource availability
  • Post process test data to analyze and summarize results into reports for review and inclusion in electronic documentation system, utilizing tools and templates standard within the team, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, nCode GlyphWorks, and National Instruments DIAdem.
  • Participation in regular team meetings to review schedule, testing issues, department information updates, and staff updates.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field is required (or equivalent experience) role. Manager is open to recent grad candidates.
  • Basic understanding of agricultural tractors, including chassis, operator station, drivetrain, hydraulics, and engines.
  • Basic understanding of tractor operations.
  • Basic understanding of instrumentation, including strain gages, load cells, thermocouples, pressure transducers, flow meters, data acquisition systems, and data collection best practices.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills to define testing needs and requirements.
  • Data analysis of simple to complex tests.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and work with cross function teams, including wage employees and teams around the world.
  •  Must be willing to support test cell operation 24/5 (phone or email on 2nd and 3rd shift) plus some weekends

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is subject to US Export Controls. Must be a US Citizen or lawful permanent resident. 


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