John Deere Internship / Master 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.

The European Technology Innovation Center as part of John Deere GmbH & Co. KG is offering an

Internship / Master Thesis on the topic of “Site-Specific Farming”

In this position you will work on a project on site-specific farming. This may include conducting a survey to gather customer needs, identifying technical requirements and crucial factors for site-specific farming. Competitive benchmarking to the John Deere cloud solution completes the project. Supported by the local team, you will create a solution concept and feasibility study.

These efforts will primarily target the European market.

The position is targeted for a 6-month period and available at the beginning of 2017. The working location will be Kaiserslautern (Germany) in the Advanced Marketing department.

Your profile should include:

  • Student (m/f) in Agribusiness, 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

  • Fluent English and French language skills are required

In your application letter, please answer concisely the below questions:

  • From your perspective, what kind of site-specific information will have the greatest opportunity for farmers in the near future?

  • How would you integrate this approach into the John Deere Business Model?

Application deadline is December 10th, 2016.

If we have aroused your interest, we would be delighted to receive an informative application.