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Vermeer Corporation Maintenance Student - Summer 2020 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 Plant Services Student – Maintenance position is responsible for performing tasks ranging from maintaining the yards and grounds of the company, supporting and assisting with construction projects (electrical and other) or other maintenance support functions. Areas of focus could be yards and grounds, construction, electrical, fleet maintenance or environmental health and safety (EHS) support.

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. Conduct seasonal maintenance tasks including lawn care services.

  3. Provide set-up and preparation services for maintenance projects and/or meetings in the Pavilion and other locations as needed.

  4. Patrol Vermeer grounds for the removal of litter and other debris.

  5. Support various department needs as identified, including other Vermeer properties to support the overall maintenance effort.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • High School diploma

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate riding lawn mowers, utility tractors with attachments, fork trucks, man lifts, end loaders, garden tillers, weed eaters, pickup trucks with trailers, belt grinders, hand drills, electric saws, and floor scrubbers.

  • Ability to carry out all yard maintenance in a timely manner.

  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources.

  • Ability to take all safety precautions when operating equipment.

  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.

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.