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Vermeer Corporation Plant Services Student - Maintenance (Summer 2022) 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

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.

Essential Functions

Standing: Continuously

Sitting: Frequently

Walking: Frequently

Hand Coordination: At least average/bilateral

Twisting: Occasionally (up to 3 minutes in position)

Bending - trunk: Occasionally (up to 3 minutes in position)

Bending - Neck : Occasionally (up to 25 degree flex and 30 degree extension for up to 2 minutes)

Elevated Work/Reach: Occasionally (up to 3 minutes in position)

Squatting/Kneeling: Occasionally (up to 3 minutes in position)

Climbing: Occasionally

Pulling: Rarely (up to 100 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

Pushing: Rarely (up to 100 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

RH Grip: Rarely (up to 100 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

LH Grip: Rarely (up to 100 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

RH Pinch: Rarely (up to 20 lbs) Occasionally (up to 10 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

LH Pinch: Rarely (up to 20 lbs) Occasionally (up to 10 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

Floor to Waist Lift: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs)

Horizontal Lift: Rarely (up to 100 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

Waist to Crown Lift: Rarely (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 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.

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 hr@vermeer.com.

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