Vermeer Corporation Quality Engineer Intern 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 MoreTM.

Job Summary

The Quality and Reliability Engineer Intern helps provide technical support regarding manufacturing, design, supply, and customer quality. This position researches and helps implement methods to sustain quality of products.

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.

  2. Assist with the design and development of quality assurance processes for the business segments.

  3. Analyze Warranty, Quality, and Service data including, but not limited to, scrap reports, vendor return data, and other sources, to help solve product quality issues.

  4. Help identify improvement opportunities in quality and reliability of the products and components utilizing Lean Sigma methodology.

  5. Help provide quality support to manufacturing floor activities including, but not limited to, A3 and 8D problem solving processes, lean sigma tools, process analysis, and monitor process control measures.

  6. Research product quality to identify root causes of returned components and provide feedback on quality related issues to procurement, suppliers, and other business segments.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.

  • Current student pursing a Bachelors’ or Associate's degree in Science, Industrial Technology, or Industrial Engineering.

  • Previous internship is a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstration of statistical analysis capability and ability to apply statistical tools to drive test method validations and data analysis.

  • Knowledge of Lean Sigma tools is highly preferred.

  • Knowledge of product equipment within the manufacturing and engineering processes.

  • Ability to apply root cause failure analysis and reliability evaluation.

  • 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.

  • Demonstration of good verbal and written communication skills.


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.

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.