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VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY Senior Product Safety Engineer in Pella, Iowa

Who We Are

Vermeer equips customers doing important work around the world. We are global, driven by innovation and growing. The equipment we make manages natural resources, connects people and feeds and fuels communities. We live out a caring culture, we demonstrate agility, we keep a focus on customers and are stewards of our resources. These beliefs drive our culture, determine how we treat others and steer our business.

Job Summary

Work Shift

1 - First Shift

Are you the type of person who can identify and address hazards related to the use and misuse of construction or agricultural equipment? In this role you will manage and collaborate with internal partners to research and implement practical and appropriate product safety measures for Vermeer products. You may also represent Vermeer in matters relating to product safety. We're looking for someone who can understand advanced machine systems, analyze anticipated machine operations, solve complex problems, and work with internal and external parties to identify practical solutions to complex problems.

What You'll Do

  1. Lead and develop a team of Product Safety engineers who evaluate product development plans and designs from the standpoint of product safety, including identifying hazards, reasonably foreseeable misuse, and hazard mitigation through specifying design criteria and preparing documentation.

  2. Represent the organization in global industry technical organizations and association committees.

  3. Establish and maintain product safety engineering considerations to meet external regulations and internal and external standards for products.

  4. Investigate accidents and incidents, as directed by legal team, and assist in determining whether subsequent remedial measures should be implemented.

  5. Assist in product liability matters, as directed by legal team including representing the organization as a corporate witness.

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Agricultural, Electrical Engineering or other related field with a minimum of fifteen years of related experience

; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to effectively manage and influence product safety activities at Vermeer.

  • Strong working knowledge of

national and international product safety standards, regulations, and laws.

  • Ability to identify reasonably foreseeable misuse of equipment and hazard recognition and mitigation for accident prevention.

  • Ability to be professional and emotionally stable when viewing machines involved in various accidents and incidents and document the facts.

  • Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public, customers and co-workers and maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness.


- Occasional travel is expected of this position.


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Vermeer Corporation, we believe in the value of your unique identity, background, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions at (641) 621-8767 or at


Interested? We'd love to get to know you.

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.