CNH Industrial

Vehicle Architect - CCH (Cash Crop High)

Location US-WI-Racine | US-IL-Burr Ridge
Product Development
Position Type


Through its people and brands, CNH Industrial delivers power, technology and innovation to farmers, builders and drivers all around the world. Each of its brands, including Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Case and New Holland Construction, FPT Industrial, Capital, and Aftermarket Solutions, is a major international force in its specific sector.


Position Summary:


Vehicle Architect for CCH (Cash Crop High) Tractors is responsible for total vehicle layouts, Digital Mockup and vehicle level tasks. The Vehicle Architect supports Project Leads to finalize design assumptions, product offering and vehicle specifications.




Responsible for initial vehicle system space claim allocation and oversight/negotiation of space claim usage through the course of project development


Collaborate with industrial design and human factors departments to improve visibility, serviceability and styling


Co-ordinate/support vehicle related concept reviews for platform approval


Work with cross functional teams to integrate designs into vehicle and maintain master model


Support formal cross-functional design and assembly reviews including the tracking of the action items/Product Incident Report List


Participate in DFMEA’s & PFMEA’s as required


Maintain/support documentation regarding vehicle ballast and base weights


Review and support operator manual creation and Features & Specifications Manual


Responsible for tracking homologation requirements/impacts and supporting activity for homologating vehicle including vehicle level homologation drawings


Collaborate with responsible engineer regarding product offering/BOM changes tied to Engineering Change Order activity


Support assembly line development, functional and prebuild vehicle builds


Track engineering supplied components required for assembly line development builds


Create/maintain key master models based on PRP structure.


Support vehicle level Technical Publication requirements, providing guidance on vehicle configurations and Jupitor Test models


Provide configured vehicle specific Jupitor Test files for manufacturing builds


Support vendors on systems level design of aftermarket systems/components


Work with Project Lead, cross functional teams, marketing and product specialist to finalize design assumptions, offering and vehicle specifications


Develop/support engineering release plan by aligning with Product Engineer & Other Functional Engineering groups to meet program timing


Participate in New Content Risk Analysis reviews and support to finalize a Reliability Growth plan


Develop/Support re-build list for saleable tractors


Act as key support for Project Leads (Prepare Technical communication slides, general presentations, reports, budgeting and planning, etc)


Maintain new content BOM and run regular reports


Track the progress of critical releases as necessary




Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in mechanical, agricultural, automotive and/or electrical disciplines.


3 plus years work experience in mechanical, agricultural, automotive and/or electrical positions.


3 plus years experience using CREO and TeamCenter


Ability to travel approximately 10%.


Preferred Qualifications:


The ideal Candidate will have:


Industry knowledge in farming applications, agronomic practices and general farm machinery operation.


Strong time and priority management with ability to manage a large number of activities.


Ability to set clear objectives and deliverables.


Ability to work with a cross functional team and communicate effectively with internal stakeholders, outside suppliers, and management.


Ability to influence others, regardless of position or organizational boundaries


Ability to hold others accountable


Strong written and oral communication skills


Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to drive projects to completion


Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)


General knowledge of basic Ag tractor &/or off road vehicle design and operation.


Working knowledge of general computer applications (Excel, Word, etc.)


Demonstrated experience in cross-functional team collaboration


CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Applicants can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster and its supplement here


CNH Industrial participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. You can view additional information here.


If you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 1-800-889-4422 option 1 and then option 5, or contact us at


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