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Vermeer Corporation Environmental Health and Safety Intern - May 2023 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

The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Intern assists with projects from inception to completion by supporting and implementing EHS principles that support manufacturing while ensuring EHS standards and regulations are upheld. This position helps identify, understand, and map current and future state processes and understands the impact of the processes.

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. Helps the EHS Team improve existing polices and procedures and implement revisions to existing programs. Ensures reliable and consistent output based on standardized processes through project management and implementation.

  3. Formulate documentation and sharing of best practices and standard work to improve processes and programs throughout and across plants.

  4. Follow established standardization of methods, processes, and design features. Document current and future state processes to analyze impact across functional areas.

    Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.

  • Current student pursing a Bachelors’ degree in math, science, safety, environmental, or engineering.

  • Previous internship is a plus.

    Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to coordinate projects to meet established deadlines through multiple segments including, but not limited to: service, engineering, welding, assembly and machine shop across business segments.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment.

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

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

  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of EHS processes, programs, and policies including OSHA and consensus standards.

  • Ability to examine, analyze, and map current processes. Utilizes current information to creatively develop new processes to continually drive improvement.

    Essential Functions

Standing: Occasionally

Sitting: Continuously

Walking: Occasionally

Hand Coordination: At least average/bilateral

Twisting: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)

Bending - Trunk: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)

Bending - Neck: Frequently (up to 15 degree flex)

Elevated Work/Reach: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)

Squatting/Kneeling: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)

Climbing: Rarely

Pulling: Rarely (up to 30 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

Pushing: Rarely (up to 30 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

RH Grip: Rarely (up to 30 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

LH Grip: Rarely (up to 30 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

RH Pinch: Rarely (up to 10 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

LH Pinch: Rarely (up to 10 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

Floor to Waist Lift: Rarely (up to 10 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs)

Horizontal Lift: Rarely (up to 10 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

Waist to Crown Lift: Rarely (up to 10 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs)

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 hr@vermeer.com .

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

Vermeer equips customers doing important work around the world. We are global, driven by innovation. 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.

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