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VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY Senior Engineer - Manufacturing in PELLA, Iowa

Who We Are

Vermeer equips customers doing important work around the world. We are global, driven by innovation and growing. The equipment we make manages natural resources, connects people and feeds and fuels communities. We live out a caring culture, we demonstrate agility, we keep a focus on customers and are stewards of our resources. These beliefs drive our culture, determine how we treat others and steer our business.

Job Summary

Work Shift

1 - First Shift

Are you the type of person who likes to lead projects to solve problems and improve manufacturing processes to achieve business performance metrics? In this role you will understand customer needs and drive projects to improve manufacturing processes through design and application of lean principles with limited supervision. We're looking for lean and technical manufacturing knowledge along with the ability to identify root cause and implement solutions.

What You'll Do

  1. Participate on or lead projects to meet established deadlines through multiple areas of manufacturing operations.

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

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

  4. Identify the root cause of problems and work collaboratively to develop and implement solutions on a continuous basis.

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology, Mechanical Engineering or other related field with a minimum of 8 years of related experience; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to manage and coordinate projects and coordinate projects to meet established deadlines.

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, tooling design, and/or experience reading technical drawings preferred.

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

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

  • Ability to communicate to varied stakeholders across the business in multiple forms (written, verbal, formal presentations, etc.).

  • Ability to analyze data to identify opportunities for improvement and then capitalize on those to improve the business.


Occasional travel is expected of this position.

Work Location

ONSITE: A team member's day-to-day work is best done on a Vermeer campus. If work content can be occasionally completed at an offsite location, discuss potential arrangements with your manager.

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Vermeer Corporation, we believe in the value of your unique identity, background, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions at (641) 621-8767 or at


Interested? We'd love to get to know you.

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.