Alumni Profile

Nick Marchesiello

Nick Marchesiello.

Being able to look at thing and solve problems using the steps that I learned in school is very rewarding. Being able to learn from more experienced engineers has helped me broaden my skill set and keeps my job very interesting. Engineering is a very exciting and ever changing field with ample opportunities. You just need to find the right one."

Where I've Been

Cities

  • Buffalo, NY
  • Dubuque, IA

Organizations

  • John Deere

Positions

  • Design Engineer

What I've Done

What types of work have you performed? What projects have you worked on?
Engine, Cooling and Drivetrain design engineering. I am responsibly for the continuous improvement and warranty reduction of Skid Steer Loaders. Some interesting projects I have worked on are dampening engine vibration, fuel filtration enhancement and leak prevention

What have been some favorite aspects of your work?
Being able to design parts that get shipped on John Deere equipment. My design input is being shipped all over the world. I also get the opportunity to work with assemblers and more blue collar folks and that helps me find a balance from the engineering world to the blue collar world that I really enjoy.

What was one of your most satisfying days as an engineer?
Being able to operate a variety of John Deere Equipment to learn about the new and enhanced functionality of some newly released machines.

Was it worth it? What has your engineering background made possible for you? What value has it added to your overall life?
It was/is worth it. Being able to look at thing and solve problems using the steps that I learned in school is very rewarding. Being able to learn from more experienced engineers has helped me broaden my skill set and keeps my job very interesting. Engineering is a very exciting and ever changing field with ample opportunities. You just need to find the right one.

Why it Matters

What would you say to the freshmen currently sitting in your shoes?
I'm never gonna make it through this (in reference to school). We'll you can make it through it. If I could, you can. Put your head down, embrace the hard work, embrace the suck. Learn to love the challenge. Have fun with your friends while you can and work hard, because once you get through you will feel so accomplished and your opportunities are endless.