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Vermeer Corporation Machining Training and Development Specialist in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do More ® .

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1 - First Shift

The Machining Training and Development Specialist assesses, designs, develops, and provides classroom and hands-on training for production machinist and specialist roles. This role has direct oversight of machining training to equip our team members with valuable knowledge that prepares, empowers and trains them toward a successful career at Vermeer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Exhibit the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused and stewardship while modeling the associated behaviors.

  2. Lead the training function for all machinists through a combination of classroom, hands on, and production floor training.

  3. Evaluate internal and external applicants for machining positions. Direct knowledge and production assessments to help Talent Acquisition in the hiring process.

  4. Consult with stakeholders to assess the candidate's learning needs and develop plans based on those needs and directional alignment.

  5. Design and deliver training curriculum with content experts within the organization on assigned products, including all support materials, while maintaining a professional training environment. Use adult learning methodology to create, develop, and format training materials, for a variety of delivery methods.

  6. Develop and maintain continuous education opportunities to help machinists learn and grow as their career develops to meet the needs of Vermeer.

    1. Engage classroom participants in the training while evaluating if learners are comprehending the material. Adjust the material as needed.

    Education and/or Experience

  7. Associate’s degree in machining or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school in machining preferred.

  8. Minimum six months related experience and/or training.

    Other Skills and Abilities

  9. Knowledge of machining processes, lean principles, adult learning methodology, human performance technology, education, facilitation, evaluation, test construction and analysis.

  10. Ability to read blueprints.

  11. Knowledge and ability to set up and operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Equipment may include, but is not limited to, CNC machining centers and lathes, press brakes and lasers.

  12. Calculate figures and apply concepts of fractions, percentages, and ratios.

  13. Apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry and statistical quality control.

  14. Ability to develop new and quality training presentations and ideas and effectively manage projects.

  15. Ability to provide informative professional assistance when working with the public/customers and coworkers and maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness.

  16. Ability to respond to continually changing priorities to meet customer demands.

  17. Ability to take complex topics or tasks and break them down for the learners and effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  18. Ability to engage all classroom participants in the training, evaluate if learners are comprehending the material, and adjust the material as needed.

  19. Ability to work with subject matter experts within the organization to develop quality training programs that meet customer needs and expectations.

  20. Ability to negotiate with external individuals in order to obtain the appropriate resources needed in order to develop and facilitate training programs.

  21. Ability to hold trainee’s accountable to all safety and quality standards associated with machining.


    Up to 10% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions in human resources at (641) 621-8767 or at

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.