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Vermeer Corporation Area Manager 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

1 - First Shift

The Area Manager Intern helps manage all activities of assigned area, including safety, quality and lean manufacturing principles to ensure on-time delivery that meets customer expectations. This position is responsible for measuring all critical business aspects related to the assigned area and clearly communicating information to the proper personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1.Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focus, and stewardship, and model the associated behaviors.

  1. Help manage assigned personnel in performance of their duties including training and scheduling work activities. Monitor individual and team goals which are aligned with the Organization’s business strategies and objectives.

  2. Assist the Area Manager in all aspects of assigned area including, but not limited to, projects, production, costs, scheduling, shipping, receiving and quality. Help ensure on-time delivery of the product, within budget, and meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

  3. Assist in solving all vendor, supplier and customer issues concerning quality and delivery.

  4. Help implement lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement projects to improve cost, quality and safety standards for assigned area.

  5. Ensure safety of assigned area through proper communication, training and walk-throughs of assigned area.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.

  • Current student pursing a Bachelor's degree in Business.

  • Previous internship is a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of processes and procedures, safety, equipment, production flow, inventory, business information, lean principles, customer needs and wants for assigned area.

  • Ability to attain performance measurements including, but not limited to, quality, cost, safety, delivery, tracking, scheduling and efficiency for assigned area.

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

  • Demonstration of good oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to understand the big picture and how assigned area affects the entire Organization.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the Organization.

  • Ability to prioritize assignments and multi-task to meet deadlines.


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.