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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


Territory Sales Manager

T-4 Territory: CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, MI, 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 Vice President of Sales, 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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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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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
  • 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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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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Us

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866.535.7667
Hours: M-F 7:30am - 5:00pm (CST)