Machine Development Engineer

July 8, 2019

Location: East Peoria, IL

Job Description:

Diversified Services Network, Inc. (DSN) is seeking a Machine Development Engineer in East Peoria, IL


  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the test & development of machines (small and medium track type tractors) at the Peoria Proving Grounds on various NPI, CPI, NTI and Research programs & projects.
  • Activities include total machine evaluations along with sub-systems and component evaluations.
  • Provide logistical, technical, and hands-on machine expertise in support of other active team programs/projects.
  • Execute instrumented and non-instrumented tests, analyzing acquired data to varying degrees, draw conclusions, & make recommendations to Business Unit clients or to other Machine Development Engineers.
  • Timely & accurate machine development documentation is a critical portion of this position.
  • Occasional support at offsite test locations is anticipated.
  • The applicant should be tolerant of an aggressive development schedule and must be willing to work extended hours if the job requires.


  • Working in office, shop, and field environments, running test, updating data, etc.
  • Could be out in the elements year-round

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
  • Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering degree is desired.
  • 2-4 years of experience.



Required Skills

  • Comfortable working on or around heavy machinery.
  • Experience with heavy machinery.
  • General working knowledge of data acquisition equipment, instruments, various internal/external analysis software and/or a strong willingness to learn.
  • Willing to work in outside environment.

Desired Skills

  • Exceptional mechanical skills from experience with the maintenance or repair of farm, construction, or automotive equipment/machines.
  • Understanding of data acquisition instrumentation and data communication/analysis tools such as DATK, EDAQ, SCII, PPRD, MyNPI, ET, Primavera, CADetWin, and CanApe.
  • Knowledge & experience in the use of engineering systems such as HVC, QRWB, SIS, VisView, & Pro-E.
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills and solid mechanical aptitude.
  • Desire to be hands-on with machines.
  • Previous test experience with machines, engines, hydraulics, and/or powertrains.



  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong planning/organization skills.
  • Strong technical background.
  • High level of motivation and initiative.
  • Strong work ethic.

Additional Information:

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply Now

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.