Vermeer Corporation Technical Illustrator I in Pella, Iowa

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Job Summary

The Technical Illustrator I manages documentation of an engineered bill of material (BOM). This role focuses on either parts manual or assembly documentation. Parts manuals are intended for regular use by end users, dealers, and various other internal groups. Assembly documents are intended for training and job accountability for production team members. This position understands the inner workings of one of these technical publication products as well as their target customer’s needs.

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. Create and/or revise documentation of engineered bill of material (BOM) into a format consistent with the needs of the target customer.3. Ensure assembly documents align with engineered BOM, assembly process, production training, safety and quality expectations or ensure parts manuals align with engineered BOM and quality expectations.4. Provide customer service to a variety of customers including dealers, internal team members, and equipment end users. Support team members through sharing of best practices and completion of workload as needed.5. Collaborate with other departments to ensure quality standards are kept.6. Populate workflow communication tools.7. Translate information from multiple parties into a clear and concise manner for use by customers.

Education and/or Experience- High school diploma required. - Minimum 1 year previous job experience and/or training with Assembly or Manufacturing.- Associate’s Degree preferred.- Design software experience such as SolidWorks, Pro-E, AutoCad, Draftsight, etc. preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities- Knowledge in the areas of ECN changes, Production/Assembly changes, and manufacturing principles and practices.- Knowledge in the area(s) of applicable software programs.- Ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner.- Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers.- Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness with customers and peers.- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks while supporting the department.- Demonstration of good verbal and written communication skills.- Ability to write clear instructions and effectively manage revisions.- Ability to communicate with vendors and engineers to produce updated manuals.

TravelUp to 5% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.


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.

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.