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Field Test Engineer I

Location: 

Auburn, IL, US, 62615

JOB SUMMARY

Under supervision of the Engineering Manager, the Field Test Engineer I will be responsible for performing product verification and validation testing of agricultural equipment and electronics in the field and in simulated environments.  As a Field Test Engineer I, you will also:  continuously improve testing setups and systems through innovative ideas and solutions, as well as setting the standard for executing testing in a timely and detailed manner.  The Field Test Engineer I must be a self-starter and present themselves in a professional manner.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Developing and executing test plans in accordance with engineering standards
  2. Documenting results of test plans through test reports in accordance with engineering standards
  3. Compiling test results from the team into test reports for review by management
  4. Arranging and conducting experiments, collecting data, calculating and recording results
  5. Assisting engineers in development of prototype systems
  6. Providing feedback on failures and functionality to other project team members
  7. Traveling to customers for OEM site visits to resolve product issues
  8. Troubleshooting complex issues to the system, software or electrical level
  9. Maintaining a clean and safe work environment for themselves and their coworkers
  10. Operating, maintaining and repairing field test equipment.
  11. Assists APG feasibility studies
  12. Other responsibilities as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Ag, Mechanical, Electrical, Software Engineering or other relevant bachelor's degree with sufficient experience is required.

 

Experience

Required

  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent documentation skills in the Office product line (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred

  • 1+ Years of experience in farming applications related to planter and fertilizer control systems.
  • 1+ Years of general experience with service and repair of farm equipment.
  • 1+ Years of experience with electronic troubleshooting.
  • Mechanical assembly skills
  • Ability to use AutoCAD, ProE, or equivalent CAD programs.
  • Harness design and development
  • Soldering skills

 

KNOWLEDGE

  • Precision agriculture including GPS Systems, Hydraulics and Field Mapping.
  • Hydraulics and fluid controls.
  • Multi-meters, oscilloscopes and function generators.
  • Mechanical Measurement and inspection Tools

 

EQUIPMENT TO BE USED

  • Operate general agricultural equipment safely (Tractor, planters, sprayers, etc.).
    • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Use Electronic equipment: multi-meters, power supplies, etc.
  • Use Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Use available resources to research design and validate solutions not limited to but to include using web searches, field application engineers, suppliers, and other engineers
  • Use mechanical, assembly, and basic machine shop equipment
  • Clearly communicate verbally and in writing

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Work is typically performed in a standard office setting working at a desk or table on a level surface. Air quality is within normal limits. Eye protection is usually not required.  Under normal conditions, exposure to dust, humidity, and fumes is rare. Noise levels in the work environment are usually moderate, but may occasionally require hearing protection. Individual may be required to work more hours than normally expected during a regular workweek depending on workload and deadline requirements.

 

May be required to sit for extended periods of time.  May be required to stand and walk/move to different locations as needed.  Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time position, and plant hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

TRAVEL

No travel is expected for this position.

 

EOE/M/W/Vet/Disability

 


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