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Vermeer Corporation Product Safety Engineer - Mobile Equipment 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 Product Safety Engineer - Mobile Equipment identifies reasonably foreseeable misuses and product hazards and collaborates with the appropriate team(s) for the purpose of implementing practical remedial measures using a wide range of safety engineering tools. The primary goal for this position is to reduce or eliminate risk of injury to product users.

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. Assess new product design for proper engineering, human factors and safety practices with consideration to standards, regulations and laws.

  3. Review written product materials for safety content, accuracy and clarity.

  4. Evaluate and resolve safety matters concerning current and past equipment lines including, but not limited to, service bulletins, kits and safety alerts.

  5. Establish and implement internal safety engineering considerations and test acceptance criteria for Vermeer products.

  6. Develop appropriate safety messages to be placed on machines, manuals and video materials.

  7. Investigate and evaluate personal injury, accidents, injuries and claims involving Vermeer equipment, and participate in product liability issues, as required.

  8. Evaluate warranty claims, complaints and suggestions from customers and dealers.

  9. Participate externally in development of global standards and regulations activities.

    Education and/or Experience

  • 4-year college degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or Industrial Engineering with a minimum of 5 years experience in the design and operation of construction or agricultural equipment; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Other Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of national/international product safety standards, regulations and laws.

  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems.

  • Ability to anticipate and predict foreseeable misuse of equipment and hazard recognition for accident prevention.

  • Ability to effectively operate a vast range of construction and agricultural equipment.

  • Demonstration of good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to artistically communicate ideas and create safety decal graphics.

  • Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public, dealers, customers and co-workers.

  • Ability to provide accurate, professional and error-free documents.

    Travel

Up to 10% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.

Work Location

HYBRID: Some of a team member’s day-to-day work may be best done at a location other than a Vermeer campus. Discuss specific 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.

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.

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