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Global Technical Expert - Feeder

Global Technical Expert - Feeder | Zedelgem . #permanentjob

CNH Industrial . Zedelgem, Flanders, Belgium

CNH Industrial is a world-class equipment and services company dedicated to advancing the noble work of agriculture and construction workers. Driven by our shared purpose of Breaking New Ground, we’re passionate about bringing Innovation, Sustainability, and Productivity to all that we do. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial’s 37,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world through our core brands: Case IH, STEYR, New Holland Agriculture, CASE, and New Holland Construction.

Global Technical Expert - Feeder

Job description:

The Global Technical Expert Feeder will be responsible as technical expert for feeder (for all CNH combines: conventional, hybrid & rotary). She/he is responsible for the technical executions/configurations and functional performance of the feeder package including the structure (carry the header). He/she is not only working on new concepts in cooperation with innovation but as well supporting current platforms. Reliability & durability of the feeder components are as well fallen under the responsibility

Your key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design assumptions of feeder. Will “translate” the program requirements in design assumptions/technical specifications.

  • Support the design engineers for design, layout and drawing activities related to feeder.

  • Determines the functional layout with the team and is responsible for the functionality of the concepts

  • Is capable to forecast functional capacities of current & new concepts from CNH industrial designs and competition.

  • Responsible for the functionality and quality of the design or in other words is technical responsible for the drawings/models which are released to production.

  • Responsible for functional/technical support to manufacturing, service, marketing, ... on feeder.

  • Responsible for the TRL (Technology Readiness Level) of feeder.

  • Responsible for the technical roadmap. Including mapping of systems, commonality between systems and platforms, status of today, summary of past developments.

  • Responsible for proper documentation.

  • Responsible for training roll outs in entire PE.

  • Supports the platforms for current & new product, quality improvement, cost reductions, CPI design and manufacturing issue resolution support related to feeder.

  • Identify and collect information pertinent to engineering calculations to analyze and resolve design/functional problems. Is capable to do basic calculations in order to understand if proposed changes will be effective.

  • Work effectively with a cross-functional team of individuals on complex problems.

  • Effective (global) communication of issues/ideas/concepts and solutions.

  • Work effectively with the Analysis and Validation teams on the development of validation plans.

  • Work effectively with the crop flow simulation team

  • Work effectively with Supplier Quality/Manufacturing to ensure designs are efficiënt for manufacturing and able to meet quality requirements.

  • Needs to work very closely with the header team

  • This position pays $101,000 to $155,000 (Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as skill, experience and qualification for the role.)

Typical Decisions Made:

  • Determine functional concepts/configurations of feeder

  • Define the TRL of a sub system of feeder

  • Confirm the strength of the frame

  • Provide input for control logic for e.g., remote front face, lateral tilt, lift cylinders (HHC)

  • Define impact parameters on throughput, power consumption, grain damage, back feeding, noise

Desired Profile:

The qualified candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Civil or Agricultural Engineering and 5 plus years’ experience in crop harvesting or in other engineering activities where crop is processed OR Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Civil or Agricultural Engineering and 7 plus years in crop harvesting or in other engineering activities where crop is processed.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Agronomic skills/background

  • Familiarity with Creo, FMEA, DOE, EDEM, FEA, Pugh Concept selection and test procedures is desirable.

  • Excellent written and oral communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Must be available to travel to field test sites (Global) as required (20% or more).

  • This position is eligible for HYBRID flexible work arrangements, but preferred onsite for best efficiency, onboarding and coaching


  • Working at CNH Industrial is working in an environment where, partly due to its international character, numerous development opportunities are offered. The CNH Industrial Belgium site in Zedelgem employs more than 3,000 people. In that one location, a variety of departments are present, ranging from design - with an R&D center with more than 400 employees - over production to service and dealer training to all support departments.

  • CNH Industrial Belgium in Zedelgem is also located in a congestion-free area and is easily accessible.

  • We offer a very attractive salary package, with numerous fringe benefits, such as our bonus system, insurance, eco-cheques, meal vouchers and no less than 20.5 working time reduction days on top of the statutory vacations (in full-time system). Are you as passionate as our people? Would you like to join a great team and help build the most innovative and largest agricultural machines on the market?

  • Permanent contract

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