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At LDJ, we’re building more than fuel trailers.

We’re looking for hardworking, down-to- earth people like you to help us build a better workplace, where you’re more than just another set of hands -- you’re family.

We’re passionate about people -- both those we serve and those working alongside us, so we’re proud to offer competitive benefits and a no-weekends schedule that lets you live a fuller life.

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LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
1833 Highway 163
Pella, IA 50219

Careers at LDJ


Quality Assurance Manager

LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of premium diesel fuel and service trailers. We are an industry leader known for our uncompromising quality and reliability. LDJ is a family-owned company, with strong Midwest roots and values, and a passion to develop, manufacture, and market innovative solutions that provide value to our customers in agricultural and construction markets throughout the United States.

Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, the Quality Assurance Manager will oversee the activity of the quality assurance department and staff. This person will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining a system of quality and reliability testing for the organization’s products as well as the development of processes.

Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Develops, implements, and manages processes to ensure that products meet required specifications for quality, function, and reliability prior to delivery.
  • Identifies and sets appropriate quality standards and parameters for products.
  • Communicates quality standards and parameters to the operations team, engineering team, and other appropriate staff.
  • Coordinates product testing processes.
  • Participates in product testing.
  • Identifies and analyzes issues, bugs, defects, and other problems, particularly when problems recur in multiple products; recommends and facilitates solutions to these issues.
  • Reviews customer and user feedback.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, local, and organizational laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Hires and trains new employees.
  • Organizes and oversees the schedules and work of assigned staff.
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with company policy.
Requirements
Ideal Candidate will possess the following skills/experiences:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Education & Training:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or field related to the products being developed required.
  • Three to five years of experience in related field required with supervisory experience a plus.
Leadership Competencies
  • To be successful in this position, the individual will effectively demonstrate the following leadership competencies: Embodies the company’s culture and core values, exercises emotional intelligence, maintains disciplined focus, collaborates cross-functionally, acts with speed and agility, and drives improvement.
Travel
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time with a valid driver’s license.
Physical Requirements:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is often required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without restrictions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Benefits
  • Full-time Position
  • PTO
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
Apply

Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
1833 Highway 163
Pella, IA 50219

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Social Media Coordinator

LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of premium diesel fuel and service trailers. We are an industry leader known for our uncompromising quality and reliability. LDJ is a family-owned company, with strong Midwest roots and values, and a passion to develop, manufacture, and market innovative solutions that provide value to our customers in agricultural and construction markets throughout the United States.

LDJ Manufacturing is looking for a detail-oriented individual with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. The Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for leading the ongoing management of LDJ’s social media efforts. The Social Media Coordinator works as part of the Marketing team in collaboration with other departments in the company to ensure objectives in all areas are achieved.

Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead the ongoing coordination of LDJ’s social media efforts in support of overall business objectives.
  • Create and facilitate digital social content consistent with LDJ’s brand standards.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team on social media planning to develop original and relevant content across all key social channels.
  • Increase LDJ’s social media presence with target audiences through organic and paid social media promotion.
  • Analyze and report on social media metrics and provide recommendations for growth.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities but will be a strong collaborator and influencer for the business through the development and execution of a recruiting strategy that ensures the company attracts, hires, and retains the best employees that supports growth goals and culture.
Requirements
Ideal Candidate will possess the following skills/experiences:
  • Strong creative and communication skills in the areas of writing, photography, and graphic design.
  • Strong social media skill set with knowledge of multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc. Knowledge of other platforms including TikTok is a bonus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and collaborate closely with multiple departments, supervisors, and teams.
  • Customer service oriented with an ability to follow up and resolve issues.
  • Passion and knowledge of social media trends.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and execute quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable working experience (2-4 years) is required, preferred degrees in marketing, communications, or related field.
  • Social media experience required.
Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time with a valid driver’s license.
Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is often required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 15 pounds without restrictions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Benefits
  • Full-time Position
  • PTO
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
Apply

Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
1833 Highway 163
Pella, IA 50219

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Data Analyst

LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of premium diesel fuel and service trailers. We are an industry leader known for our uncompromising quality and reliability. LDJ is a family-owned company, with strong Midwest roots and values, and a passion to develop, manufacture, and market innovative solutions that provide value to our customers in agricultural and construction markets throughout the United States.

Reporting to the Vice President, Finance, the Data Analyst will be responsible for using their knowledge of data processing software and business development strategies to create and maintain business reporting and dashboards. Their duties include interacting with business units to maintain data entry standards, collaborate with other data professionals to extract data figures, create reports based on their findings, and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to determine business initiatives’ success.

Responsibilities
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Use automated tools to extract data from primary and secondary sources.
  • Remove corrupted data and fix coding errors and related problems.
  • Develop and maintain databases, data systems – reorganizing data in a readable format.
  • Perform analysis to assess quality and meaning of data.
  • Filter Data by reviewing reports and performance indicators to identify and correct code problems.
  • Use statistical tools to identify, analyze, and interpret patterns and trends in complex data sets that could be helpful for the diagnosis and prediction.
  • Assign numerical values to essential business functions so that business performance can be assessed and compared over periods of time.
  • Analyze local, national, and global trends that impact both the organization and the industry.
  • Prepare reports for the management stating trends, patterns, and predictions using relevant data.
  • Work with programmers, engineers, and management heads to identify process improvement opportunities, propose system modifications, and devise data governance strategies.
  • Prepare final analysis reports for the stakeholders to understand the data-analysis steps, enabling them to take important decisions based on various facts and trends. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requirements
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Proven working experience as a Data Analyst or Business Data Analyst
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (SSRS, Business Objects etc.), databases (SQL Developer etc.).
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc.)
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Team-working skills
  • Verbal and Written communication skills
  • Proven working experience in data analysis
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics; or two to three-years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel, Outlook) with emphasis on Excel and Outlook.
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Benefits
  • Full-time Position
  • PTO
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
Apply

Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
1833 Highway 163
Pella, IA 50219

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General Labor - Weld

LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of premium diesel fuel and service trailers. We are an industry leader known for our uncompromising quality and reliability. LDJ is a family-owned company, with strong Midwest roots and values, and a passion to develop, manufacture, and market innovative solutions that provide value to our customers in the agricultural, construction, and oil industries throughout the United States.

Reporting to the Weld Supervisor, this position performs general labor in a production environment that requires a top-quality candidate who is self-motivated with high energy and a team spirit attitude.

Responsibilities
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Operate production machinery
  • Maneuver/lift up to 50 lbs
  • Clean weld parts
  • Operate grinders, hand tools, and chisels
  • Light welding
  • Pressure check tanks and inspect for leaks
  • Perform back-up as necessary.
Requirements
Competencies:
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Uses equipment and materials properly.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Have a technical aptitude for mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to use a tape measure and add/subtract fractions.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and quality.
  • Accountability for one’s own work.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. without restriction.
  • Benefits
    • Full-time Hourly Position
    • PTO
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    • No weekends/No Holidays
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    Territory Sales Manager

    T-1 Territory: CO, NE, KS, & MO

    LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of premium diesel fuel and service trailers. LDJ is a family-owned company, with strong Midwest roots and values, and a mission to develop, manufacture, and market innovative products that provide value to our customers in the agricultural, construction, and oil industries.

    Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, this position will be responsible for leading the sales and territory development initiatives of the product line in the given territory. As a member of our professional sales team, you will develop and enhance relationships with existing dealers, dealer candidates, and customers in the Agriculture, Construction, Fuel Distribution, Transportation, and Commercial Industries.

    Responsibilities
    • Build and cultivate successful distribution channels in assigned territory through dealers, distributors, and direct sales
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing dealers in the territory
    • Communication of price programs
    • Develop and execute business and marketing plans with assigned dealers
    • Pursue direct sales by following up on new leads, referrals and generating new prospects via cold calling
    • Support customers and dealers in need of warranty and product support
    • Compiling and communicating up-to-date competitive market data relative to the industry and assigned sales territory
    • Provide training and support to dealers in the territory
    • Follow-up for collection of payment
    • Direct calls to end customers
    • Participating in product innovation initiatives when requested
    • Keep management informed by submitting activity and results reports
    • Monthly and Annual territory analysis and forecasts
    • Attendance at National and Regional trade shows, seminars, and dealer events
    • Other duties as management delegates
    Requirements
    Ideal Candidate will possess the following skill/qualities:
    • Agricultural machinery background and familiarity with retail and wholesale distribution.
    • Experience successfully managing equipment dealer relationships
    • Experience at either dealership level or with Ag/Construction machinery company
    • Experience in developing a dealer network
    • 5+ years’ experience
    • Ability to travel 75% of the time with a valid driver’s license, passport will be required for possible international travel
    • Excellent negotiation skills and expertise knowledge in finance close sales
    • Highly proven interpersonal skills
    • Other duties as management delegates
    • Excellent problem analysis and problem-solving skill set
    • Proficient computer use including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
    • Valid driver’s license, CDL endorsement is preferred
    Benefits
    • Full-time Position
    • PTO
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    • Salary Based on Qualifications
    • Commission
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of premium diesel fuel and service trailers. We are an industry leader known for our uncompromising quality and reliability. LDJ is a family-owned company, with strong Midwest roots and values, and a passion to develop, manufacture, and market innovative solutions that provide value to our customers in agricultural and construction markets throughout the United States.

    LDJ Manufacturing is seeking a Recruiter with experience in the talent acquisition process, from sourcing, screening, and hiring great employees that are a good fit for our core values and culture. A successful recruiter will collaborate with managers on a regular basis and proactively identify future hiring needs. They will also be able to attract candidates using various sources, like social media, networks, and employee referrals. The responsibilities of the Recruiter are to ensure our company attracts, hires, and retains the best employees, while growing a strong talent pipeline.

    Responsibilities
    Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Develops, facilitates, and implements all phases of the recruitment process.
    • Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.
    • Proactively partner with team to understand short-term and long-term talent needs.
    • Build and promote company’s reputation as a “great place to work”.
    • Collaborates with department managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
    • Prepare recruitment materials and post jobs to appropriate job boards/newspapers/colleges, etc.
    • Source and recruit candidates by using web-based technology, databases, social media, etc.
    • Attends and participates at recruiting events (job fairs, college fairs, etc.).
    • Screen candidate resumes/applications to create shortlist of qualified candidates.
    • Conduct interviews and assess applicants’ relevant knowledge, skills, experience, and aptitudes.
    • Maintain applicant tracking system and recruiting reports.
    • Create offer letters, arrange pre-employment testing, and secure background checks.
    • Effectively administer the onboarding process to ensure a positive new hire experience.
    • Track and report key recruiting and hiring metrics.
    • Ensure all activities are compliant with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA and other regulations, as appropriate.
    • Monitor and apply HR recruiting best practices.
    • Train and advise hiring managers on interviewing techniques and assessment methods.
    • Coordinate and support company events as needed.
    Supervisory Responsibilities & Leadership Competencies
    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities but will be a strong collaborator and influencer for the business through the development and execution of a recruiting strategy that ensures the company attracts, hires, and retains the best employees that supports growth goals and culture.

    Leadership Competencies:

    To be successful in this position, the individual will effectively demonstrate the following leadership competencies: Embodies the company’s culture and core values, exercises emotional intelligence, maintains disciplined focus, collaborates cross-functionally, acts with speed and agility, and drives improvement.

    Requirements
    Ideal Candidate will possess the following skills/experiences:
    • Proven track record and work experience as a recruiter.
    • Strong understanding and working knowledge of staffing principles, procedures, and laws.
    • Excellent oral/written communication, presentation, interviewing skills.
    • Strong people skills and ability to interact with employees at all levels throughout the company.
    • Good judge of character and ability to accurately assess “fit” through resume and interactions.
    • Strong work ethic with integrity and ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.
    • Self-starter with excellent time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
    • Possesses positive outlook and enjoys collaborating with others and working as part of a team.
    • Creative in brainstorming and proposing innovative ideas and solutions.
    • Highly proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), internet, and business software.
    Education & Training:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
    • 2+ years of human resources, talent acquisition and interviewing experience highly preferred.
    • SHRM-CP preferred.
    Travel
    • Travel requirements are limited but will be required occasionally for job fairs and college recruiting.
    Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Activities require a significant amount of sitting at desk and in front of a computer monitor.
  • Regularly required to verbally communicate, listen, and give presentations.
  • Walking and standing relative to interaction with other personnel and applicants.
  • Benefits
    • Full-time Position
    • PTO
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    • No weekends/No Holidays
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    Design Engineer

    LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of premium diesel fuel and service trailers. We are an industry leader known for our uncompromising quality and reliability. LDJ is a family-owned company, with strong Midwest roots and values, and a passion to develop, manufacture, and market innovative solutions that provide value to our customers in the agricultural, construction, and oil industries throughout the United States.

    Reporting to the Product Engineering Manager, the Design Engineer invents, designs, tests, documents, and prepares new designs for implementation using CAD tools. In addition to designing mechanical systems, this position will also work with basic electrical systems (including wiring harnesses) and hydraulic systems. This role also provides design support for the manufacturing and service team as required.

    Responsibilities
    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • None
    Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Exhibit LDJ’s core values and culture in all aspects of the job.
    • Utilize SolidWorks CAD to design and detail parts, weldments, and assemblies for products while considering product performance, reliability, manufacturability, cost, and safety.
    • Develop and maintain bill of materials (BOM).
    • Analyze design and production issues by using to root cause analysis to provide solutions.
    • Support technicians and production personnel in the building and testing of prototypes.
    • Ensure documentation of test results and analysis of testing.
    • Design basic electrical systems for trailers and vehicles, including wiring harnesses.
    • Design basic hydraulic power system used for pumping fuel and other fluids.
    • Investigate opportunities on current designs to improve performance, reliability, manufacturability, and cost effectiveness and implement design changes as required using the ECO process and other best practices.
    Requirements
    Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Ability to think critically to solve problems.
    • Ability to communicate engineering requirements.
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work with multiple functional groups to coordinate the flow of information.
    • Ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines and customer expectations.
    • Highly proficient in operating SolidWorks CAD software.
    • Highly proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite and business software.
    Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Agricultural, or Industrial Engineering OR
    • Associate or bachelor’s degree in another field with a minimum of 5 years related experience.
    Travel:
    • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time with a valid driver’s license.
    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. Air travel for this job is of four to eight hours. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without restrictions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Benefits
    • Full-time Position
    • PTO
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • Simple IRA Retirement Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    Compliance Specialist

    LDJ Manufacturing is seeking a Compliance Specialist to ensure that our operations adhere to legal standards and in-house policies. Duties will include monitoring business operations, reviewing company policies for possible risks and liabilities, and researching legal requirements for new initiatives. This role will be responsible for reporting any compliance breaches and appropriately corresponding with government agencies. The Compliance Specialist will monitor and report on any regulatory changes within the industry and advise the leadership team on how new laws might impact current operations or future business prospects. Our goal is to preserve the company’s integrity by ensuring compliance and operating within legal and ethical guidelines.

    Responsibilities
    Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Assess product, compliance, or operational risks and develop risk management strategies.
    • Direct the development of compliance-related policies and procedures and verify that they have been documented, implemented, and communicated.
    • Perform periodic reviews or audits of business procedures to ensure compliance.
    • Identify compliance issues that require follow-up or investigation.
    • Analyze and interpret state and federal regulations to advise on necessary compliance actions.
    • Consult with external attorneys as necessary to address complex legal compliance issues.
    • Keep informed regarding emerging or pending industry changes, trends, and best practices and assess the potential impact of these changes on organizational processes.
    • File appropriate compliance reports with regulatory agencies and maintain documentation of compliance activities.
    • Report violations of compliance or regulatory standards to enforcement agencies as required.
    • Closely manage any company recalls for vehicle safety defects and provide management updates. Includes identifying issues that qualify as safety defects, filing reports with NHTSA, drafting owner and dealer notification letters, reviewing technical service bulletins, and monitoring recall completion rates
    • Provide employee training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures. Including training for the sale steam and dealers on hazmat regulations and exemptions, CDL regulations, and intended use of company products.
    • Prepare reports and advise management regarding compliance programs and progress.
    • Monitor compliance systems to ensure their effectiveness.
    Requirements
    Ideal Candidate will possess the following skills/experiences:
    • Proven experience as compliance specialist.
    • Excellent analytical skills and ability to fully understand the complex and efficiently summarize.
    • Diligent and detailed oriented with strong organizational and planning skills.
    • Excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record keeping.
    • Strong business acumen partnered with a dedication to ethics and legality.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Understand and process regulations while appropriately balancing risk and compliance.
    • Highly proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite and business software.
    • In-depth knowledge of vehicle/trailer industry standards and regulations is a plus.
    Education and Training:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Legal Studies, Business Administration, Project Management or similar field of study.
    • 3+ years’ experience in compliance or corporate policy auditing.
    • Certifications in the field of compliance and administration are a plus.
    Travel
    • Travel requirements are limited.
    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without restrictions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Supervisory Responsibilities and Leadership Competencies
    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities but will be a strong collaborator and influencer for the business through the development, implementation, and compliance management of key business policies and procedures.

    Leadership Competencies:

    To be successful in this position, the individual will have effectively demonstrated the following leadership competencies: Embodies the company’s core values, leads courageously, maintains disciplined focus, collaborates cross-functionally, inspires accountability, and drives improvement.

    Benefits
    • Full-time Position
    • PTO
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • Simple IRA Retirement Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    • No weekends/No Holidays
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    CAD Designer

    LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of premium diesel fuel and service solutions. We are an industry leader known for our uncompromising quality and reliability. LDJ is a family-owned company with strong Midwest roots and values and a passion to develop, manufacture, and market innovative solutions that provide value to our customers in the agricultural and industrial industries throughout the United States.

    Reporting to the Product Engineering Manager, the CAD designer utilizes existing components to create custom solutions for our customer’s fuel, DEF and lube transportation and dispensing requirements. As the key connection point between the custom quoting process and manufacturing, this position ensures all customer requirements have been met with the design and are clearly detailed for both procurement and manufacturing. This position will also work with Manufacturing and Quality through the different processes as technical support for the final build and final product check off.

    Responsibilities
    Primary Responsibilities
    • Exhibit LDJ’s core values and culture in all aspects of the job.
    • Complete drawings as required for both new and existing products.
    • Configure custom products from existing components using SolidWorks.
    • Create assembly drawings and 3D renderings for production.
    • Provide support to production as required.
    • Process and complete Engineering Change Orders (ECO).
    • Assist in drafting for design changes to current and custom products.
    • Assist in management of CAD data, file structure, part names, and part numbers.
    • Develop and maintain bill of materials (BOM).
    • Additional duties as assigned by manager.
    Requirements
    Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Highly proficient in operating SolidWorks CAD software.
    • Ability to think critically to solve problems.
    • Ability to communicate engineering requirements.
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Practical mechanical aptitude to understand the functionality of machinery and equipment.
    • Ability to work with multiple functional groups to coordinate the flow of information.
    • Ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines and customer expectations.
    • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite and business software.
    Education and Experience:
    • Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent in design technology, drafting, engineering technology, or similar field; or
    • Minimum of one-year related experience; or
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Travel:
    • This position requires minimal travel, but it is preferred to have the ability to travel up to 5% of the time with a valid driver’s license.
    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. Air travel for this job is of four to eight hours. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without restrictions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Benefits
    • Full-time Position
    • PTO
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • Simple IRA Retirement Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    Maintenance Technician

    LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of premium diesel fuel and service trailers. We are an industry leader known for our uncompromising quality and reliability. LDJ is a family-owned company, with strong Midwest roots and values, and a passion to develop, manufacture, and market innovative solutions that provide value to our customers in the agricultural, construction, and oil industries throughout the United States.

    Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, this position performs a variety of work in general maintenance and repair of equipment, facilities, and building. The position requires a possession of a valid Iowa driver’s license, along with a good driving record. This position will perform work to keep machines, mechanical equipment, and the structure of the establishment in repair.

    Responsibilities
    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • None
    Duties/Responsibilities:
    • General maintenance and repair of equipment, facilities, and buildings.
    • Troubleshoot and repair AC and DC circuits, electrical sensors and switches, servo controllers, and safety circuits.
    • Effectively use a variety of hand and power tools, operate a forklift, skid loader, and tractor.
    • Understand and perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
    • Proficient at reading electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
    • Perform basic plumbing and carpentry work.
    • Run conduit and pull wire.
    • Performs additional related duties as assigned.
    Requirements
    Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Ability to troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic problems.
    • Knowledge of PLC’s and electrical principles.
    • Ability to use testing equipment.
    • Knowledge of safety practices such as lockout/tagout and proper PPE.
    • Excellent troubleshooting, reasoning, analytical problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Effective communication skills, oral and written along with time management and organizational skills.
    • HVAC knowledge a plus.
    Education and Experience:
    • 2-year degree or equivalent and/or 3 years’ experience in a related field
    Travel:
    • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time with a valid driver’s license.
    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without restrictions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Benefits
    • Full-time Position
    • PTO
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • Simple IRA Retirement Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    • No weekends/No Holidays
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    General Labor - Metal Fabrication

    This position performs general labor in a production environment that requires a top-quality candidate who is self-motivated with high energy and a team spirit attitude.

    Responsibilities
    Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Read tape measure and other measuring devices
    • Maneuver/lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Pick parts
    • Operate grinders, hand tools, and chisels
    • Organized with the ability to label and count parts
    Requirements & Competencies
    Desired qualifications:
    • Have a technical aptitude for mechanical equipment.
    • Ability to use a tape measure and add/subtract fractions
    • Ability to work well with others in fast-paced manufacturing environment.
    • Strong attention to detail and quality.
    • Accountability for one’s own work.
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs. without restriction.
    Competencies:
    • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
    • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions.
    • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
    • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
    • Safety and Security - Uses equipment and materials properly.
    Benefits
    • Full-time Position
    • 40-45 hours per week
    • PTO
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • Simple IRA Retirement Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    Press Brake Operator

    LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of premium diesel fuel and service trailers. We are an industry leader known for our uncompromising quality and reliability. LDJ is a family-owned company, with strong Midwest roots and values, and a passion to develop, manufacture, and market innovative solutions that provide value to our customers in the agricultural, construction, and oil industries throughout the United States.

    Responsibilities
    Duties/Responbilities
    • Handle, position, align, cut and form steel.
    • Maneuver/lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Work is usually repetitive.
    Requirements
    Required Skills/Abilities:
    • M/G code programming experience preferred.
    • Management experience preferred.
    • Ability to read and interpret CAD blueprints required.
    • Ability to use a tape measure and add/subtract fractions.
    • Machining experience required.
    • Press brake experience required.
    • Have a technical aptitude for mechanical equipment.
    • Excellent work ethic with minimum supervision and highly organized.
    • Ability to work well with others in fast-paced manufacturing environment.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills that project a positive attitude.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Accountability for one’s own work.
    • Reliable with excellent attendance and punctuality.
    • Ability to work on feet for a 10-hour shift.
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs. without restriction.
    Education and Experience:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • 2-5 years’ experience in an inventory control or process flow of a manufacturing environment preferred
    • Must be able to obtain a fork truck license and operate all fork trucks within the plant
    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without restrictions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Benefits
    • Full time position
    • 40-45 hours per week
    • Paid vacation
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Flex spending plan
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Supplemental insurance
    • Simple IRA retirement plan
    • Short and long-term disability
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    Painter I

    This position performs painting in a production environment that requires a top-quality candidate who is self-motivated with high energy and a team spirit attitude.

    Responsibilities
    Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Production painting on a variety of steel parts or products. (Electrostatic Painting with Urethane 2k wet paint)
    • Wash and prep parts for painting.
    • Maneuver/lift up to 25 lbs.
    • Loading/Unloading/and Inspection of parts as needed
    • Work is usually repetitive.
    • Cross train to other departments as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Requirements
    Desired qualifications:
    • Minimum 2 years paint experience in a production environment desired.
    • Excellent work ethic with minimum supervision and highly organized.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills that convey information effectively with a positive attitude.
    • Ability to work well with others in fast-paced manufacturing environment.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Accountability for one’s own work.
    • Reliable with excellent attendance and punctuality.
    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Ability to work on feet for a 10-hour shift.
    • Frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
    • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without restriction.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
    • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work area is not air conditioned and the temperature will fluctuate with the seasons.
    Benefits
    • Full-time Hourly Position
    • PTO
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • Simple IRA Retirement Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    • No weekends/No Holidays
    • Annual Profitability Incentive (based on company performance)
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    Assembler I

    The Assembler l completes kitting, assembly and packaging processes according to established operating procedures.

    Responsibilities
    Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Read, learn, understand and interpret blueprints and work instructions, and other instructions written or verbal, to complete assembly of products or components according to established guidelines and quality standards.
    • Use a variety of hand and power tools following appropriate methods and procedures to complete mechanical assembly of components or products, and prepare products and other items for shipment.
    • Inspect and test parts and products as necessary, during or after assembly, according to established guidelines and quality standards.
    • Maintain a clean and organized work area and maintain all equipment according to maintenance plans and established procedures.
    • Practice problem solving and troubleshooting techniques as part of a team responsible for realizing continuous improvement to products and processes.
    • Utilize designated personal protective equipment (PPE).
    • Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs).
    • Cross train to other departments as needed.
    • Other duties as needed.
    Requirements
    Desired qualifications:
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or 1-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Successful candidates need to possess a technical/mechanical aptitude for safely utilizing hand and power tools in the manufacture of heavy industrial equipment.
    • Individual should have a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, and able to perform their assigned duties, in a quality manner with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, bill-of-materials (BOM), shop routings and blueprints.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • Must be willing to learn and practice continuous improvement techniques such as 5S, one piece flow, value stream mapping, set-up reduction, poka-yoke (mistake proofing), Kan-Ban etc.
    • Ability to work on feet for a 10-hour shift.
    • Frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
    • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
    • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work area is not air conditioned and the temperature will fluctuate with the seasons.
    Benefits
    • Full-time Position
    • PTO
    • Health Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Plan
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • Simple IRA Retirement Plan
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    Apply

    Applicants should complete the form below. Resumes and applications can be sent or emailed to:

    LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
    1833 Highway 163
    Pella, IA 50219

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    Hours: M-F 7:30am - 5:00pm (CST)