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Vermeer Corporation Technical Publications Lead 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 Technical Publications Lead offers oversight to the printing and distribution functions for the department and staff. This role ensures orderly operation of the publishing processes to deliver quality product to the customers on time.

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. Review, plan, organize, and implement process improvements, schedule and coordinate projects plan and complete each customer order as indicated.

  3. Communicate with other departments for printing needs and questions. Maintain databases for inventory control and for the total price of printed material produced for each department. Maintain equipment and order supplies.

  4. Operate all digital publishing equipment.

  5. Provide distribution and inventory requirements for technical manuals and kits. Assist team members to ensure customer deadlines are met.

  6. Assign manual order numbers for technical manuals. Answer manual and printing questions submitted by e-mails, direct contact and telephone calls; determine order prices of technical manuals.

Education and/or Experience

  • Associate's degree in Digital Media or Publishing with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a document finishing/printing/publishing role; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of database and publishing software.

  • Knowledge of Vermeer products used for customer orders.

  • Knowledge of different types of papers and supplies used in printing.

  • Knowledge of and ability to operate printing equipment including, but not limited to, high-speed copier, tape binding machine, paper cutter and drill, laminating machine, crimping machine, vacuum sealer, folder/perforating machine and stitcher; ability to troubleshoot problems with printing equipment.

  • Ability to effectively manage publishing and distribution functions.

  • Demonstration of good oral and strong written communication skills; ability to communicate in an effective way to the customers.

  • 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 develop interpersonal relationships with co-workers, staff, clients and the community to meet or exceed expectations.

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


Up 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. 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.