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Vermeer Corporation Paint 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 More®.

Job Summary

Work Shift

12 - Hr Weekend Shift

The Paint Process Engineer Intern helps develop, maintain, and improve the integrity of all painting processes to ensure safety, quality, delivery, manufacturing flexibility, and operating costs are continually improved.

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 manufacturing operations and new product engineering on product launches to ensure safety, ergonomic, compliance, paint quality, durability, and performance expectations are achieved.

  3. Supports multiple projects in various phases, simultaneously. Applies sound project management and engineering principles. Help with project schedules, expenses, capital plans, and other resources assigned to complete the project on-time and within budget.

  4. Help investigate new technologies and process design changes that improve coating performance and production efficiency, enhancing safety and reducing environmental hazards while maintaining Federal and International requirements. Utilize research, appropriate controls, actions taken, and lessons learned to achieve higher product quality, meet delivery expectations and improve capability of new and existing processes.

  5. Apply diversified knowledge of materials, paint chemistry and processing windows to support product launches and warranty reduction activities as they relate to coated parts.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.

  • Current student pursing a Bachelors’ degree in Engineering.

  • Previous internship is a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in AutoCAD or SolidWorks.

  • Ability to provide cost efficient alternative construction techniques, improve production methods and cycle times using effort rated time studies.

  • Ability to generate and complete engineering enhancement changes to ease manufacturing and assembly.

  • Ability to recognize and correct ergonomic and safety issues.

  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to understand internal/external customer needs.

  • Ability to multitask in order to finish projects in a timely manner.

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. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions in human resources at (641) 621-8767 or at

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.