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Vermeer Corporation Systems Co-op 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 Systems Engineer Intern assists in the effort to develop, test, and implement control systems in accordance with Vermeer standards and initiatives. This role helps develop electrical and control system design standards, reviews electrical/control system prototypes and performs audits.

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 develop and write control systems specifications that direct software code development and test in application software code to specification. Perform tests and simulations on software and hardware.

  3. Reviews wiring diagrams and schematics; help design wire harness, control panel, sensor mounting, and wire routing and specify control system components.

  4. Helps identify electrical quality and reliability issues and implement solutions.

  5. Consults on electrical/control systems i.e. assist in building prototypes that utilize control systems; assist with control systems design changes related on existing machines and provide documentation required to implement changes.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.

  • Current student pursing a Bachelor's degree in Control, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

  • Previous internship is a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to create electrical drawings and build electrical harnesses.

  • Ability to complete machine control system testing and computer-based electro-hydraulic control system design.

  • Knowledge of electrical, electronics and controls.

  • Effective organization and project management skills.

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

  • Demonstration of good oral and written communication skills.

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.