Vermeer Corporation Design 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 Design Engineer Intern helps design, document, build and test new solutions for assigned industry using design tools. This role supports design in production, sales, service, troubleshooting and updating. This position also helps analyze and provide realistic recommendations on structural components to ensure that design meets the design goals and customer needs.

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. Help design and detail purchased items, machining, weld and assembly prints using SolidWorks software for manufacturability, cost effectiveness and safety.

  3. Assist Engineering Technicians with all aspects of building and testing prototypes.

  4. Analyze production issues and assist with solutions.

  5. Calculate unknown loading and directions where required from data and assumptions.

  6. Develop bill of materials (BOM).

  7. Test design changes made by technicians.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.

  • Current student pursing a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Agriculture or Electrical Engineering.

  • Previous internship is a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to identify the root cause of defective parts of product design solutions, including manufactured and purchased component sizing.

  • Knowledge in the FEA, hydraulics, electronics, statistics and strength of materials, durability and serviceability of products.

  • Ability to understand material strengths, fatigue strength, and manufacturability to ensure that the right configuration and materials are developed.

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

  • Demonstration of good oral and written communication skills.

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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.