John Deere Internship / Thesis on the topic of "Site-Specific Farming" in Kaiserslautern, Germany
John Deere with a total net sales and revenues of more than 28,8 billion USD and more than 57.000 employees is one of the world´s biggest producers of agricultural machinery and one of the most important in the area of golf and turf equipment. Our name represents high quality and reliability.
John Deere employees have great chances for career and personal development through the company´s internationality as well as profound support and training.
The European Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) of John Deere GmbH & Co. KG is part of a global R&D network in Kaiserslautern. Its focus is on the research on and development of future trends and technologies in the area of mobile agricultural and construction machines in close collaboration with diverse research institutes.
This European Technology Innovation Center is offering an
Internship / Thesis on the topic of “Site-Specific Farming”
In this position you will work on a project on site-specific farming. This includes gathering crucial factors for site-specific farming, a survey to validate customer needs and to identify technical requirements. Competitive benchmarking to the John Deere solution completes the project. The important result will be shown in delineated solution concepts and a feasibility assessment.
These efforts will primarily target the European or CIS market.
The position is targeted for an internship with potentially a Bachelor/Master Thesis connected. This opportunity is available as of the autumn of 2017. The working location will be Kaiserslautern (Germany) in the Advanced Marketing department.
Your profile should include:
Student (m/f) in Agriculture, Crop Science, Agricultural Engineering or similar fields of study
Knowledge in Precision Farming
Good knowledge of agronomy in arable crop production
Interest in sensor technology and machine automation
Experience with farm software and multiple data formats
Well versed in MS Office
Good English language skills are required
If we have aroused your interest, we would be delighted to receive an informative application. In your application letter, please answer concisely the below questions:
From your perspective, what production step will benefit most from information based site-specific farming?
How would you integrate this opportunity into the John Deere Business Model?
How would you validate the opportunity mentioned above delivers the value assumed?