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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


Territory Sales Manager

T-2 Territory: AL, FL, GA, MS, SC & TN

LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of 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
  • Simple IRA 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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Territory Sales Manager

T-4 Territory: CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT & WV

LDJ Manufacturing is home to the Thunder Creek Equipment brand of 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
  • Simple IRA 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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Tool, Die, and Fixture Maker

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 Manufacturing Engineering Manager, the Tool, Die, and Fixture Maker is responsible for the design, development, building, calibration and repair of tools, jigs, fixtures, and other items utilized in a robotic manufacturing environment. The Tool, Die, and Fixture Maker will work collaboratively with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams in the development of these items.

Responsibilities
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Exhibit LDJ’s core values and culture in all aspects of the job.
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering to design and build fixtures and gages for assembly line and robotic welders using documented designs.
  • Propose design changes and improvements to existing jigs and fixtures.
  • Maintain jigs and fixtures through a preventive maintenance program.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area by following clean-up and housekeeping procedures and observing all prescribed safety regulations.
  • Additional duties as assigned by manager.
Requirements
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Proficient in designing jigs, fixtures, and other items in 3D CAD (SolidWorks strongly preferred).
  • Previous experience building jigs and fixtures – weld fixture experience is preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints including machining tolerances, GD&T, and weld symbols.
  • Ability to build jigs and fixtures to print using manual and CNC machining equipment, welders, hand tools, etc., including the ability to program CNC both conversationally and with G & M Codes.
  • Ability to set up CNC equipment for production runs including cutting tool selection and inventory.
  • Understand the use of hydraulic and pneumatic clamping / sequencing and can install and maintain these systems.
  • Ability to set-up and run all standard machine shop equipment- lathes, mills, surface grinders, etc.
  • Ability to work to tolerances of +/- 0.002”
  • Knowledge of shop math and GD&T.
  • Have a high sense of urgency and the ability to meet schedule requirements.
  • Work independently and efficiently to complete projects with minimal supervision.
  • Inspect and confirm conformity of all engineering requirements.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task to keep projects on schedule.
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Four-year journeyman apprenticeship training or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three years manufacturing experience in the Tool & Die industry.
  • Currently have or be able to obtain a forklift license within the first 90 days.
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, 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
  • 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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Custodian

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Custodian will be responsible for cleaning and supplying designated building areas as well as performing and documenting routine inspection and maintenance activities. This role works independently and as part of a team within Maintenance to ensure objectives are achieved.

Responsibilities
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Clean and supply designated building areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, office & restroom cleaning etc.).
  • Performing and documenting routine inspection and maintenance activities.
  • Carrying out heavy cleansing tasks and special projects.
  • Clean windows and mirrors.
  • Remove waste and empty trash.
  • Replenish cleaning supplies.
  • Organize janitorial closet.
  • Notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs.
Requirements
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Knowledge of standard cleaning methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards safety rules.
  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend for many hours.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion for long periods of time.
  • Experience with using cleaning equipment, including vacuum cleaners, floor buffers, and cleaning solutions.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, climb ladders and work at particular heights.
  • 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.
  • Excellent work ethic with minimal supervision.
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Previous janitorial experience a plus.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to work on feet for a 10-hour shift.
  • Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 50lbs. without restriction.
  • Ability to operate power equipment such as fork truck, riding scrubber.
Benefits
  • Part-time position/Flexible schedule
  • 20-25 hours per week
  • Simple IRA Retirement Plan
  • 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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Welder I

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, the Welder I performs welding 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
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Exhibit LDJ’s core values and culture in all aspects of the job
  • Production welding on a variety of steel parts or products.
  • Ability to perform a variety of welds in various positions.
  • Willingness to learn and grow in welding ability.
  • Additional duties as assigned by manager.
Requirements
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • 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.
  • Ability to work on feet for a 10-hour shift.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. without restriction.
  • Ability to read blueprints with minimal assistance.
  • Positive attitude that will be a good cultural fit is required.
Education and Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years welding experience in a production environment.
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 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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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)