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Vermeer Corporation Engineer I - Electrical 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 is passionate about developing top-notch electrical systems and components within a collaborative team? In this role, you'll be responsible for designing cutting-edge electrical solutions for our state-of-the-art heavy equipment. We’re looking for team members who are eager to contribute their strong electrical problem-solving skills in a cross functional team environment.

What You’ll Do

  1. Analyze, define, and document electrical requirements for safety, environmental, cost, and system reliability.

  2. Design and develop electrical systems and harnesses based on application requirements, in adherence to internal and industry standards.

    1. Support the building and testing of machine control systems in collaboration with engineering technicians and adjacent engineering teams.

    2. Generate accurate and comprehensive documentation for all electrical system designs to meet the customer’s needs.

    3. Maintain and enhance existing electrical designs, implementing optimizations to best support downstream departments and users.

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Agriculture or Electrical Engineering.

  • Or a 2- or 4-year college degree with minimum of four years related experience in heavy equipment, automotive, or industrial machinery sector.

  • Proficiency in electrical engineering, including knowledge of electrical principles, components, and application into control systems.

  • Ability to design complex electrical harnesses with a high level of detail to meet the needs of a rugged application.

  • Familiarity with CAD software (e.g., Zuken e3, Solidworks, AutoCAD).

  • Familiarity in developing, debugging, and deploying electrical systems for heavy machinery with a large variety of circuits.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, enabling effective cross-functional teamwork to ensure seamless integration of electrical systems into the overall product design.

  • Ability to handle multiple electrical design tasks concurrently, exhibiting strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Familiar with CAN (Controller Area Network) communication protocols such as SAE J1939.

  • Familiarity with electrical analysis tools such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, CAN diagnostic, frequency generators, and programmable loads.

  • Awareness of design considerations regarding wire harness manufacturing processes.

  • Familiarity with data analysis tools such as Ncode, Dewesoft, or Matlab.

  • Knowledge of environmental and safety standards applicable to heavy equipment design.

  • Awareness of hydraulic system principles and their integration with electrical designs.


  • Occasional travel is expected of this position.


Work Location

HYBRID: Some of a team member’s day-to-day work may be best done at a location other than a Vermeer campus. Discuss specific 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.