Large Tractor Tech Expert

Date:  15 Nov 2023
Location:  Katy
State:  TX
Country:  US
Company:  LTTS


Duties & Responsibilities
This position will:
•    Champion the industry-leading Large Tractors development process using lean product introduction processes.
•    Support the development and execution of Agricultural Machinery product and marketing strategy, product cost and technology strategy. 
•    Study the industry trends and carry out technical research on benchmark enterprises and competitive products.
•    Assess customers’ requirements and convey this information to LiuGong R&D Teams in China.
•    Set up a project team, formulate a project plan, carry out technical research, product feasibility and product definition, support detailed design and test verification of new product development, etc., and be responsible for the success or failure of product research and development.
•    According to the project plan, plan resource requirements, implement the project development in accordance with the project management requirements, and be responsible for the quality of the project development process.
•    Act as a coach and mentor to engineers throughout the company to help raise the level of engineering within the company. 
•    Share ideas for continuous improvements on the agricultural products and on best practices for the team (tool, process, document format). 
•    Competency and desire to become and stay expert in his/her domain of technology. 



Education and Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or other related engineering degree—Graduate degree preferred and Minimum fifteen years product development experience or equivalent in Agricultural Machinery, Construction Equipment, or off-road machinery. 
•    Deep expertise in design and development of large tractor powertrain, CVT or Powershift transmission. 
•    Knowledge of the integration of technologies like automation, electrification, intelligent control into large tractors.
•    Knowledgeable of the key product overall configuration, product performance parameters, master key product technologies, configuration matching and component selection, and have certain research on products. Can guide and conduct product knowledge training for personnel at all levels.
•    Be proficient in the performance characteristics of competitors' products and be able to analyze the competitive highlights and shortcomings of most brand products.
•    Proficient in product-related standards, able to organize the layout and establishment of corporate standards for major products. Knowledge in diesel engine, electrical control, and powertrain electrification.
•    Knowledge of business principles and concepts. 
•    Ability to work transversally with different teams and interface easily with other engineering disciplines.
•    Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.




  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  •  Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  •  Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge of heavy mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic theory; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  •  Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
  •  Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with complex topics.
  •  Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  •  Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally in a proficient manner; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  •  Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; aids and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  •  Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Creative problem-solving and analytical skills will be a benefit. We are seeking someone who has performed well without daily supervision and who can quickly resolve problems with creative solutions. 
  • Team / Interpersonal Skills – The Product Specialist must effectively gain the support of indirect resources within LiuGong. This position will also be viewed as the “go to person” for answers to product related questions.
  • Personal Appearance - Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.
  •  Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.