CNH Industrial

Structural Durability Mechanical Engineer

Location US-IL-Burr Ridge
Position Type


CNH Industrial is a global leader in industrial goods. We provide farmers with cutting-edge technologies to help them feed a growing world population and we assist in building and rebuilding cities and infrastructures, all with future-proof powertrain solutions. With our Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Case and New Holland Construction, and FPT Industrial brands, and comprehensive solutions for financing and aftermarket services, we’re driven to meet the needs of our customers.


As a Structural Durability Mechanical Engineer you will:

Develop structural tests using SN fatigue life predictions and a solid understanding of material strength characteristics. Design test fixturing, reaction systems, etc. as required.

Select, calibrate, and install the correct instrumentation (strain gauges, load cells, pressure transducers, thermocouples, displacement transducers, etc.) while ensuring all information required will be covered and there is integrity in the data. Prepare the control/data acquisition equipment (MTS Flextest, Morphee, Somat eDAQ, DEWESoft, etc.), write drive scripts to automate sequences/cycles as needed.

Perform tests on components, sub-systems and/or full vehicle. Examples of tests include structural static and dynamic loading, low/high cycle fatigue, and component thermal cycling.

Collect and analyze data. Utilize software processing tools (Somat Infield, nCode GlyphWorks, MATLAB, DEWESoft) to identify trends or issues and gauge performance. Confirm whether the systems under test meet internal specifications, external legal/safety requirements, and our customers’ expectations.

Document results by crafting effective and formal technical reports. Present your findings to the project stakeholders. Drive discussion, recommend solutions, lobby for changes, and coordinate next steps. Document non-conformance and follow-up on the status of changes. Confirm issues are resolved through proposed design/process changes or supplier quality corrective actions.

Primary collaborations will be with the Chassis, Current Product, and Driveline engineering teams as well as the Driveline validation team and Materials Analysis team. Validate new product designs as well as solve current product issues.

Maintain and communicate current issue status on active projects, alert management to significant issues or roadblocks.

Provide proactive support for quality and reliability investigations into current product issues to identify failure modes, root cause analysis, and suggested fixes.

Benchmark competitive equipment, confirming our product lines place us in a “best in class” position. Identify areas of improvement and quantify the gaps.

Track down and troubleshoot problems. Enlist Subject Matter Experts to aid in identifying root-cause and corrective action.

Support field testing through occasional travel to customer sites to collect test data.

Curate our current library of test procedures and best practices. Collaborate with teams to define new procedures as innovation drives new areas of testing. Align test procedures with the Design Analysis team to improve correlation of physical and virtual test results. Ensure we have clear instructions and comparable historical results for the future

Participate in design reviews, DFMEA’s, and other project definition activities based on your technical understanding of our product and how it should function for the end customer.




Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Agricultural, or other related engineering discipline


6 plus years of exeperience in product testing


2 plus years of experience selecting, calibrating and installing component or structrual test instrumentation (strain gauges, load cells, pressure transducers, thermocouples, displacement transducers, etc.) with data acquisition tools (Morphee, Somat eDAQ, DEWESoft or similar).


6 plus years of experience with post-processing component/applied mechanics test data.


Preferred Qualifications:


Coursework in applied mechanics and/or structural analysis.


Agricultural background and/or passion for off-road equipment. Knowledge of tractor systems (and/or other off-road equipment) and operation. Hands-on experience repairing and maintaining on/off-road vehicles or other equipment.


Experience with MTS Systems, Stress coating, Somat eDAQ, DEWESoft, Morphee, nCode GlyphWorks, MATLAB, Creo/ProE, PLCs, or CANalyzer.


Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Design of Experiments (DOE), or Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Actions (RCCA).


Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment as well as be self-motivated to work independently with little supervision while managing multiple tasks and projects.


Experience working in a fast-paced data-driven environment. Excellent critical thinking and attention to detail.


Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic systems.


Demonstrated root-cause identification and problem-solving skills.


Ability to read and interpret technical engineering documents and drawings.


Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook).


Effective written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate to both technical and non-technical colleagues to influence technical direction.


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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