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Vermeer Corporation Project Engineer in Griswold, 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

1 - First Shift

The Project Engineer manages design, test, and production and assists the design team in product development process. This position directs engineering projects and teams as assigned, advises and assists in developing training and serves as a liaison between manufacturing, purchasing, service, sales, dealers and customers.

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

  1. Lead through the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors. Manage assigned team members in performance of their duties. Establish and monitor individual and team goals which are aligned with the organization’s business strategies and objectives and ensure department is properly serving its internal and external customers and meeting defined expectations.

  2. Supervise product development and design activities through direct contact with design personnel including, but not limited to, designing parts and detail using computer aided simulation programs, ensuring required testing is performed on new and redesigned equipment, interpreting FEA/testing results, etc.

  3. Define, develop and lead multiple engineering projects from prototype development through production implementation, including field follow-up.

  4. Develop and maintain prioritized task and project lists for direct reports.

  5. Educate and train dealers and sales teams on products to increase product knowledge.

  6. Review and approve service, operators, and maintenance and parts manuals to ensure any product changes and updates are captured.

    Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Ag, Industrial, Electrical Engineering or related Engineering field with at least 5 years previous job experience and/or training; and/or combination of equivalent education and experience is required.

    Other Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstration of good project management skills including good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Deep knowledge of engineering fundamentals, including continuous improvement and lean, FEA evaluation, stress analysis, hydraulics, electrical systems, design and manufacturing processes.

  • Ability to achieve goals in the product development process, which include gross margin, cost, reliability and performance for each particular project to support the strategic goals of the organization.

  • Ability to work effectively with all internal and external personnel to manage, design, build, sell, service and operate machines.

  • Ability to integrate machine performance, costs, manufacturability and reliability which is a direct link to the Company profitability.

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

  • Ability to provide accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner.

  • Ability to effectively manage project development and engineering teams to complete projects on time and within budget.

  • Ability to proficiently operate agricultural tractor, shop hand tools, portable power units and other applicable machines.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registration

Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and PE preferred.


Up to 25% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.

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.

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