CNH Industrial

Tractor Cab & Body Design and Development 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 Tractor Cab & Body Design and Development Engineer for Large Ag. Tractors, you will craft new and improve existing products CCH [Cash Crop High] and 4WD tractors manufactured at the Racine, WI and Fargo, ND plants.


Mechanical design responsibility and lead “end to end” development projects for cab exterior trim, engine hoods, and rear fenders. We seek candidates that have experience with the following systems: engine hoods, enclosures, fenders, linkages, point layout/kinematics, metal grille screens, and design for common structural plastic manufacturing processes including open mold fiberglass, DCPD, compression molding (ie SMC or Lite RTM), vacuum forming, or injection molding.


Responsibilities include:

  • Design and develop hood and fender systems: inclusive of concept selection, prototype builds, field validation, and support new product launches and feature upgrades.
  • Complete 2D print creation and engineering releases to ensure desired implementation, communicate design intent via GD&T, and provide quality expectations as APQP/PPAP input.
  • Capture requirements to define performance expectations and system integration, aligned to program objectives and functional needs, including design for manufacturing.
  • Conduct design calculations: utilize hand calculation and analysis tools, consider trade-offs, recommend system concepts, and lead design reviews throughout the development process.
  • Prioritize work and plan project tasks to deliver consistent results that meet or exceed the time, cost, and quality expectations of both external and internal customers
  • Proactively mitigate risk use virtual analysis, DFMEA, ergonomic studies, physical bench and sub-system testing and other tools/methods to identify and reduce design risk.
  • Identify, contain, and resolve design issues: use 7-step method, advanced modeling, and statistical tools to confirm root cause and implement resolutions.
  • Communicate with management; utilize engineering tools in concert with verbal/written skills and trade off analysis to concisely convey feasibility, performance, and customer acceptance.
  • Collaborate with process partners to set shared expectations among manufacturing, purchasing, suppliers, commercial/marketing, program leadership, and other members of the platform team.
  • Direct workload and utilize agency resources as the need arises to complete designs, produce prints, and meet project time, cost, and quality targets.



Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Agricultural, General, Automotive, or equivalent Engineering Degree

4 plus years of experience in technical sub system design for off-road equipment or similar vehicles

3 plus years of experience in new product development (NPI, NPD, GPD) program environments utilizing Scrum/Agile, Waterfall, or formal MS Project Planning

3 plus years of Pro/E Creo, Solidworks, or equivalent modeling experience, with aptitude to self-train Creo

2 plus years of Teamcenter experience or equivalent Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) environment

2 plus years prior work experience in plastic/non-metallic design

Ability to travel within US up to 10%, with peaks during machine builds

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

Machine experience in agriculture, construction, or on-highway truck, ideally tractors, sprayers, or combines

Balance of strong technical and communication skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving ability

3 plus years of experience on globally based, cross functional technical sub-system teams, with focus on operator stations, engine/cooling installation, enclosures, or chassis systems.

Familiar with design for Human Factors, Human Machine Interface, Operator Environment, or Ergonomics of vehicle systems.

Experience collaborating with industrial design or vehicle styling teams

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to manage change optimally to minimize program impact

Experience with mechanical linkages, point layouts and kinematic calculations

Experience participating in or conducting exterior lighting and visibility studies

Working Knowledge of computer applications (Excel, Word, Project, Powerpoint, Visio, Vis Pro/Mockup, etc.)


US applicants: 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


Read about our company’s commitment to pay transparency by clicking this link: pay transparency notice.


Canada applicants: CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, place of origin, disability, marital status, family status, age, or any other ground prohibited by applicable provincial human rights legislation.



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