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Vermeer Corporation Manufacturing Engineer - 2nd Shift 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 ® .

Job Summary

Work Shift

2 - Second Shift

The Manufacturing Engineer leads manufacturing focused projects from inception to completion by supporting and implementing lean principles. This position seeks to understand the needs of the customer and drives projects to completion with limited supervision on tactical steps of the process. This position identifies, understands, and maps current and future state processes and understands the impact of the processes.

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

1.Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors.

  1. Act as a liaison between production and engineering through new product implementation and manufacturing improvement projects. Ensures reliable and consistent output based on standardized processes through project management and implementation.

  2. Formulate documentation and sharing of best practices and standard work to improve flow of material and people throughout and across plants.

  3. Develop, lead, and follow established standardization of methods, processes, and design features. Document current and future state processes to analyze impact across functional areas.

    Education and/or Experience

  • 4-year college degree in Industrial Technology or Mechanical/Industrial/Agricultural Engineering with intern/work experience in engineering, production, or construction.

  • Or a High School Diploma with a minimum of 5 years manufacturing or engineering experience.

  • Lean manufacturing, tooling design, and/or experience reading technical drawings preferred.

    Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate projects to meet established deadlines through multiple segments including but not limited to: service, engineering, welding, assembly and machine shop across business segments.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment.

  • Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with customers and co-workers and maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness.

  • Able to utilize lean principles to drive improvement and acts as a champion of the change.

  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of assembly and welding techniques, Just-In-Time manufacturing processes, and statistical process variation. Ability to read and understand mechanical, electrical and hydraulic drawings.

  • Ability to understand problems from a customer's perspective and produce a mutually acceptable result leading to improved quality and efficiency for the customer.

  • Ability to influence others without formal authority. Partners well across functions and groups in all areas of the business. Able to effectively negotiate and discuss areas of concern.

  • Ability to follow established processes.

  • Self-starter able to work independently driven by customer needs.

  • Ability to examine, analyze, and map current processes. Utilizes current information to creatively develop new processes to continually drive improvement.


Up to 5% 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.