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Full-time Development Program Opportunities
Full-time opportunities are available across the U.S., and you'll find we have multiple functional-development programs.

When you join our team you'll contribute from day one on projects and assignments that test your knowledge and stretch your capabilities. We're always looking for smart and talented minds to join us. You can view our current Development Program opportunities in the United States and apply for the program online.

Development Programs

Ag & Turf Engineering

The Engineering Development Program has been designed to focus on providing a wide breadth of development through a progression of rotations that expose participating engineers to foundational engineering knowledge and a broad-based understanding of in the areas of Manufacturing, Product and Quality Engineering. EDP Participants will receive mentoring from Deere’s leaders and world class engineers while preparing you for the needs of today and the vision of our future.


Length of Program: 2 years

Number of Rotations: 3-4 depending on engineering function

Rotational Areas: Order Fulfillment Process; New Product: Design, Manufacturing, Quality; Current product: Design Manufacturing, Quality; Product Verification & Validation; Weld; Machining, etc.

Possible Geographic Locations of Rotations: Moline, IL; Des Moines, IA; Ottumwa, IA; Waterloo, IA; Dubuque, IA; Horicon, WI; Augusta, GA; Thibodaux, LA; Cary, NC; Fuquay-Varina, NC; Valley City, ND

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA: 2.8

Common Full-Time Positions when completed with program: Variety of engineering positions available upon completion of program in the following engineering functions -- Manufacturing, Product, Quality and Electrical

Testimonials
Caitlin Krabbe"What surprised me most when I first joined John Deere is how truly global the company is, and the level of integration and collaboration between Deere facilities across the globe."
- Caitlin Krabbe





Kathleen Brooks"John Deere is committed to those linked to the land. This phrase is taken to heart. We listen to our customers and we act on it."
- Kathleen Brooks





Kelly Carney"My favorite things about John Deere are the people I work with and the purpose of our work. Everyone is down to earth, dedicated, and very intelligent."
- Kelly Carney

 

Construction & Forestry Engineering

The Construction and Forestry (C&F) Division EDP program offers a fast paced rotational series through our Product Engineering area.  Upon completion of each rotation, you will be able to understand the processes, network with the people and contribute to the advancement of our projects!  The program is flexible with engineers, who may have had some previous engineering experiences through internships, in graduating early once they find their 'dream' job.


Length of Program: 1 year

Number of Rotations: Three 4-month rotations

Rotational Areas: New product design, current product design, analysis and product testing within C&F Product Engineering

Geographic Location of Rotations: Dubuque, IA

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA: 2.8 desired (3.0 or higher preferred)

Common Full-Time Positions when completed with program: Product design, analysis or test in Product Engineering



Testimonials
"Janelle HainesI really like the basic idea of the Engineering Development Program and getting to “test” three different positions before being placed in a permanent spot. This gives you the chance to see what you like about different parts of the company."
- Janelle Haines





Lynn Macrowski"My experience in the EDP program prepared me for the transition to a full-time position. I owe much of that to my three mentors. They challenged me to hone my critical thinking skills."
- Lynn Macrowski





Thomas Kennedy"The best thing about John Deere is the people. From the assembly line workers to senior leadership, every employee is dedicated to putting forth a quality product for the customer in an environment where teamwork is second to none."
- Thomas Kennedy


John Deere Power Systems Engineering

The JDPS Engineering Development Program gives recent engineering graduates three work experiences over a two year period. The eight-month rotations include possible assignments in engine design, engine development, engine manufacturing, quality engineering, advanced research and development, or product support—all possible in Waterloo, Iowa because many of the engine business functional disciplines are headquartered at the Engine Works manufacturing and Product Engineering facilities. Employees are based in Waterloo with opportunities to interact in teams with employees at our other John Deere engine facilities in Saran, France; Torreon, Mexico; Pune, India; and Rosario, Argentina.


Length of Program: 2 years

Number of Rotations: Three 8-month rotations

Rotational Areas: Engineering (Includes Product Design & Development, Testing, Manufacturing, Supplier Quality, Product Support)

Geographic Location of Rotations: Waterloo, IA

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA: 2.8

Common Full-Time Positions when completed with program: All functional areas within JDPS -- Product Design, Development, Testing, Product Verification & Validation, Manufacturing, Analysis, Supplier Quantity, Product Support



Testimonials
"Tim KetterhagenJohn Deere has been around for more than 175 years and people around the world recognize the exceptional products that our company has delivered. For me, it was an easy decision to join the large group of John Deere employees who want to continue the great tradition of providing quality products to our loyal customers."
- Tim Ketterhagen





Jeremy Elsbernd"My favorite parts of the John Deere Power System Engineering Development Program (EDP) are the social activities that are held on a quarterly basis. The activities vary from scavenger hunts around the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area to formal dinners with games to encourage participation and getting to know other EDPs."
- Jeremy Elsbernd





Brandon Bueter"After graduating college, I was fortunate enough to have a few job offers with different companies for my first full time position. I chose to come to John Deere because of the history and stability of the company as well as being offered a position in the Engineering Development Program (EDP) program within John Deere Power Systems (JDPS)."
- Brandon Bueter


Information Technology

The Information Technology Early Development Program (IT EDP) is a three year rotational program in which new or recent graduates are recruited to become successful IT professionals at John Deere. As an employee in our IT Early Development Program, you are given an opportunity to develop an understanding of John Deere's products and IT services through two 18 month rotations. Rotations are driven by business needs and may be completed in the following areas: Application Development, Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Infrastructure, Mainframe, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Software Development, SAP and Security. The program also provides participants with the opportunity to establish a network of resources to support personal and professional development early in their career.


Length of Program: 3 years

Number of Rotations: Two 18-month rotations

Rotational Areas: Application Development, Data, IT Bsiness Analysis, Infrastructure, Quality Assurance, Security

Possible Geographic Locations of Rotations: Any U.S. John Deere location is possible (rotation locations are based on business needs)

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA: 2.8

Common Full-Time Positions when completed with program: IT Data Analyst, Developer, IT Business Analyst, Infrastructure Analyst, Quality Assurance Analyst, Security Analyst



Testimonials
Kameryn Craig"I believe that the best thing about working at Deere is the freedom to move around within the company. John Deere gives you the opportunity to move positions and take development classes within and outside the company. John Deere always leaves room for improvement and to learn new things."
- Kameryn Craig





Maria Moore"The best thing about working at John Deere is the culture, flexibility, and integrity of the company. John Deere has a strong positive culture."
- Maria Moore





Michael Woolley"The best thing about the Development Program was that it gave me the ability to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. Both of my rotations were in areas that I was interested in but did not have a lot of skills coming in. Through mentoring and training, I was able to develop new skills and succeed."
- Michael Woolley


Human Resources

The Human Resources Development Program (HRDP) is a two year rotational program in which new or recent college graduates are recruited to become successful HR professionals at John Deere. As an employee in our HR Development Program, you are given an opportunity to build a solid foundation of HR knowledge and processes through a series of meaningful rotations.  The program also provides participants with the opportunity to establish a network of resources to support personal and professional development early in their career.


Length of Program: 2 years

Number of Rotations: Four total with three 4-month rotations during the first year and one 12-month rotation during the second year.

Rotational Areas: HR Shared Services, Global Job Evaluation Staffing & Recruiting, HR Operations

Possible Geographic Locations of Rotations: Moline, IL during the first 12 months; any U.S. John Deere location is possible for the second 12-month rotation (rotation locations are based on business needs)

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA: 2.8

Common Full-Time Positions when completed with program: HR Generalist or Specialist



Testimonials
Lisa Christ"My favorite part of the HR Development program is that I have the opportunity to interact with many different people. This program allows me to build many strategic working relationships which help me be more efficient and effective in my position."
- Lisa Christ





Rodni Bryant"I chose to work at John Deere because of the company’s commitment to providing career development for employees. One of the most important factors I value in my career is the ability to learn and grow on a continuous basis."
- Rodni Bryant



Supply Management

Supply Management professionals at John Deere have a variety of career opportunities including: operational support (order fulfillment process), cost management, logistics, strategic sourcing, supplier development, product delivery process and new product development.  Assignments like these will let you demonstrate your capabilities while contributing directly to the company's strategies and initiatives.   In each assignment, you will work to meet specific objectives, demonstrate your knowledge and skills, and maintain a training regimen that develops the competencies you will need for world-class supply management.


Length of Program: 3 years

Number of Rotations: Two 18-month rotations

Rotational Areas: Supply Management Specialist, Order Fulfillment Process Buyer, Product Development Process Buyer, Servce Parts Buyer, Indirect Materials & Sourcing Buyer, Material Coordinator, Cost Management Specialist, Logistics Analyst

Possible Geographic Locations of Rotations: At any of our locations in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Wisconsin, or North Dakota

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Common Full-Time Positions when completed with program: Supply Management Specialist, Order Fulfillment Process Buyer, Product Development Process Buyer, Logistics Analyst, Cost Management Specialist



Testimonials
Brandon Kennedy"I chose to work at John Deere because of the company’s core values (integrity, commitment, quality, & innovation) as well as the commitment to customers and employees. Also, working for John Deere, I am able to see the impact of my work on our customers and what that means for the world."
- Brandon Kennedy





Mary Kobiernicki"Networking opportunities are endless with John Deere."
- Mary Kobiernicki






Ag & Turf Marketing

The Marketing Representative Development Program prepares candidates for significant roles in John Deere's Equipment divisions through varied work experiences. This includes exposure to marketing, the product lines, competition, and many other aspects of John Deere marketing.  Additional training includes traveling with field managers or experiences with factory marketing. 


Length of Program: 15 months

Number of Rotations: Three total with two 6-month rotations and one 3-month Regional Training experience

Rotational Areas: Training, Tactical Marketing, Platform Product Support, Customer Support, Product Line Marketing, Dealer Development

Possible Geographic Locations of Rotations: At any of our locations in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, or Wisconsin

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA: 2.8 

Common Full-Time Positions when completed with program: Product Support Specialist, Sales Promotion Coordinator, Instructor, Training Development Specialist, Marketing Representative, Customer Support Representative, Diagnostic Author



Testimonials
Kiara Daniel"My favorite part of the Marketing Development program has been the ability to travel. Traveling has allowed me to network with different people and see different parts of the country. I am enjoying the opportunity to work in various parts of the company because it helps me to understand the company as whole."
- Kiara Daniel

Construction & Forestry Marketing

The program provides an excellent introduction to the Construction & Forestry Division. Program participants build a strong network, take advantage of numerous learning opportunities and contribute to multiple functional areas.


Length of Program: 12-15 months

Number of Rotations: Three 4-month rotations

Rotational Areas: Marketing/Marketing Services, Sales/Channel, Product Experience (Dealer Technical Assistance Center, Training Center or Similar)

Possible Geographic Locations of Rotations: Moline, IL or Daveport, IA

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA: 2.8

Common Full-Time Positions when completed with program: Sales/Marketing: Assistant Territory Manager, Rental Coordinator, Training Instructor, Project Manager. CPS/Technical: Factory Technical Support Specialist, Dealer Technical Assistance Center Specialist, Project Manager/Service Information, Training Instructor



Testimonials
Brad Prashaw"John Deere is a great company with great people. The best thing I find at John Deere is everyone is there to talk and to help, including managers, directors, and vice presidents."
- Brad Prashaw





Kathleen Roberts"I've always admired John Deere and having grown up with a father who spent his entire career with John Deere, I knew I’d love to work here someday."
- Kathleen Roberts





Nicholas Bubb"The best thing about working for John Deere is when you have an opportunity to talk to customers and to hear their stories about how their John Deere equipment helps them make a living."
- Nicholas Bubb





Taylor Kalhammer"The Marketing Developmental Program presents each person with unique opportunities. You not only get to work with a wide variety of people throughout your rotations, but work on a wide variety of projects."
- Taylor Kalhammer



Accounting & Finance

John Deere's Finance Development Program (FDP) is designed to continue to attract individuals with the finest business talent and develop them into valued partners within the John Deere enterprise. This program is designed to benefit employees and John Deere through building  Accounting/Finance skills early that are essential to support future business growth and needs, developing a broad understanding of the Accounting/Finance function within Deere, beginning to building a network of peers early in their careers, and help employees better determine their long-term career preferences and planning career moves.


Length of Program: 3-4 years

Number of Rotations: Three 12/18-month rotations

Rotational Areas: Manufacturing, Marketing, Corporate Accounting, John Deere Financial, Treasury, Supply Management, IT, Parts

Possible Geographic Locations of Rotations: Moline, IL; Olathe, KS; Des Moines, IA; Horicon, WI; Waterloo, IA; Coffeyville, KS; Fargo, ND; Augusta, GA

Minimum Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Common Full-Time Positions when completed with program: Accountant, Financial Analyst, Unit Financial Counselor, Lead Auditor, General Ledger Shared Services Supervisor



Testimonials
Benjamin Wenzel"While going through school and preparing for internships, and an eventual full time position, I reached out to some of my friends and family members working at John Deere. Each person I spoke with told me how much the company valued employees and doing the right thing."
- Benjamin Wenzel





Jordan Powell"In all my assignments, I have appreciated the high ethics and the professionalism of my co-workers. There are truly bright individuals working in this company and they are concerned with your development as well."
- Jordan Powell





Lindsay Avila"John Deere offers its employees a wide variety of opportunities to network through both formal and informal groups and various meetings and conferences."
- Lindsay Avila



John Deere is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and to promote the health and wellbeing of its employees. As required by local, state/provincial and/or federal law or regulation, and in order to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment, all Company facilities are designated smoke-free facilities.