Product Engineer, Bucket Elevators



Closing: October 15, 2021

Posted: September 7, 2021


Lisle, IL, USA

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About AGI

AGI is a global food-based infrastructure company publicly traded in Canada. With over 3,800 employees and over 30 global manufacturing brands, AGI is a leading provider of equipment and technology solutions for agricultural commodities including seed, fertilizer, grain and feed systems and an expanding platform for food processing facilities.

Today, AGI’s product portfolio also includes cutting edge solutions that leverage IoT enabled devices, sensor technology and cloud computing.  The AGI SureTrack product is an independent hardware and software platform that brings together data across the farm, in real time, and provides customers with the ability to manage their crop production, manage their overall business, and market their grain based on content and robust traceability.  With a customer base that includes Growers, Ag Retail, Grain Buyers and Food Processors, AGI SureTrack is an independent farm operating platform, with supply chain visibility and complete crop management.

The Opportunity

The Product Engineer, Bucket Elevators (NA) will manage all technical aspects of the complete bucket elevator product line in North America.  Primary responsibilities include new product development, existing product improvement and support of manufacturing, sales, and marketing.  The position will leverage AGI’s manufacturing capabilities and incorporate design elements to control costs. 

The Team

Reporting directly to Product Design Manager, NA Permanent Handling Products, this role will collaborate with the Global Product Management Team to execute on product strategies, and with the Sales Execution team to support order fulfilment. The role will also closely work with the engineering, marketing, sales, and manufacturing teams to ensure the integrity, reliability, competitiveness, and profitability of the bucket elevator product line.  


  • Actively collaborate with the Global Product Management Team, Global Engineering Team and Regional Sales Team and participates in the development of the product strategy and road map
  • Responsible for product development projects and product engineering maintenance
  • Responsible for integrity, reliability, competitiveness of the product family, as measured by product cost, features & benefits, and market needs within the competitive landscape
  • Responsible for engineering development of product variants to meet the appropriate platform (seed, fertilizer, grain, feed and food) and regional market requirements
  • Understand and leverage design and manufacturing capabilities and costs
  • Generate all documentation and training material relevant to the product family
  • Develop application tools for bucket elevator design and quoting
  • Provide leadership to product engineers and designers
  • Provide technical support & materials to sales and marketing teams 


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (or similar) from an accredited university
  • 10+ years relevant experience in product design specific to material handling products. Engineering or product innovation & development background and agricultural sector backgrounds are assets.
  • MS Office Proficiency (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Teams)
  • Experience with AutoCAD and 3D modeling (SolidWorks and/or Inventor preferred)
  • Exposure to various CAE methods (FEA, CFD, MBD, etc.)
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to Prioritize and Manage Time
  • Superior Technical Aptitude
  • Strong Business Analysis capabilities
  • Strong Project Management Capabilities
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Effective collaborator across functional disciplines
  • Able to influence without direct reporting authority
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical execution
  • Ability to thrive & grow in a continuously evolving environment
  • Experience operating within a matrix organization

How To Apply

Apply today! Click the “Apply Today” button above or email with your cover letter and resume and note the job you’re applying for in the subject line.

We thank you for applying, however, only those selected to continue in the interview process will be contacted.

AGI is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.