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Vermeer Corporation EHS Manager 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 Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Manager manages the daily operations of the EHS department. This position anticipates, identifies, and advises management on EHS issues and legislation. This role directs the use of the EHS management system which includes developing and implementing EHS strategies at the location to assist the site in meeting EHS business related objectives and targets.

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

  1. Lead through the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors. Manage assigned team members in performance of their duties. Establish and monitor individual and team goals which are aligned with the organization’s business strategies and objectives and ensure department is properly serving its internal and external customers and meeting defined expectations.

  2. Provide leadership to drive an effective EHS management system for the organization and integrate continuous improvement in order to enhance business operations.

  3. Promote the active management of EHS through the identification of hazards, evaluation of solutions and residual risk, and implementation of appropriate solutions.

  4. Identify, coordinate, and provide EHS training to meet legislation requirements and EHS standards.

  5. Lead EHS audits and inspections of premises and operations using local resources and assist line management to create improvement action plans.

  6. Assist in the design of products and processes by providing recommendations based on EHS expertise.

  7. Assist in the development of EHS policy deployment objectives and projects and provide input into the annual budget.

    Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in math, science, safety, environmental, or engineering with a minimum of 7 years of experience in the application of environmental, occupational health, or safety principles; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Other Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of related compliance regulations including, but not limited to, RCRA, environmental training, OSHA, DOT and IATA.

  • Ability to understand and read governmental regulations and apply them to different situations, solve problems and implement solutions.

  • Ability to produce and maintain accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner and ensure that they meet regulatory compliance.

  • Ability to manage staff in the performance of duties such that performance meets or exceeds expectations.

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

  • Demonstration of strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize projects to meet deadlines.

  • Demonstration of excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential information.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registration

Certification in at least one of the three disciplines (Environmental, Occupational Health, or Safety) preferred (e.g., CSP, CIH, CHMM).

Essential Functions

Standing: Continuously

Sitting: Occasionally

Walking: Frequently

Hand Coordination: At least average/bilateral

Twisting: Occasionally (up to 2 minutes in position)

Bending - Trunk: Occasionally (up to 2 minutes in position)

Bending - Neck: Occasionally (up to 15 degree flex for up to 2 minutes)

Elevated Work/Reach: Occasionally (up to 2 minutes in position)

Squatting/Kneeling: Occasionally (up to 2 minutes in position)

Climbing: Occasionally

Pulling: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

Pushing: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

RH Grip: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

LH Grip: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

RH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 10 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

LH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 10 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

Floor to Waist Lift: Rarely (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs)

Horizontal Lift: (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs) Continuously (up to 5 lbs)

Waist to Crown Lift: Rarely (up to 40 lbs) Occasionally (up to 10 lbs)


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

Work Location

ONSITE: A team member’s day-to-day work is best done on a Vermeer campus. If work content can be occasionally completed at an offsite location, discuss potential 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

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.