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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

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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Creative Marketing Coordinator

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Creative Marketing Coordinator will be primarily responsible for the creative development of copy and design for promotions, advertising, messaging, and marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Support creative development of marketing initiatives
  • Work closely with other team members to ensure content aligns with strategy and is delivered on schedule
  • Create marketing content in support of brand awareness, market development, lead generation, product education and trade event initiatives
  • Any additional duties assigned by the manager
Requirements
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Positive, contagious attitude and respect for others.
  • Genuine passion for both copywriting and design.
  • 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.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise.
  • Experience using Adobe products to create visual art for marketing purposes.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback, especially with your own creative work and incorporate past feedback into future work.
  • Able to conceptualize and produce designs and copy for print and digital assets including product literature, advertisements, emails, signage, direct mail, etc.
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time.
Education and Experience:
  • BS/BA degree in Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years combined experience in marketing communications, content development and copywriting.
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
  • 40 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

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


General Labor

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:
  • 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
Ideal Candidate will possess the following skill/qualities:
  • 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 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
  • 1st Shift Only
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.


Paint/Utility

This position performs duties for support in the paint area. This position is 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:
  • Unloading and inspecting painted product.
  • Prep product on the paint line (caulk, wash, dry, tape)
  • Performing minor paint rework
  • Maneuver/lift up to 50 lbs. routinely.
  • Responsible for quality control.
  • Assist in bi-weekly booth cleaning.
  • Regular, consistent, and punctual attendance is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements
Desired qualifications:
  • Manual dexterity required for operating air tools.
  • Ability to operate a fork truck.
  • Ability to use a tape measure and add/subtract fractions.
  • Ability to operate a sand blaster.
  • 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.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to work on feet for a 10-hour shift.
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs. without restriction.
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
  • 1st Shift Only
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.


Production Welder

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:
  • 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.
Requirements
Ideal Candidate will possess the following skill/qualities:
  • Minimum 2 years welding experience in a production environment.
  • 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.
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
  • 1st Shift Only
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.


Assembler I

The Assembler l completes kitting, assembly and packaging processes according to established operating procedures by performing the following duties:

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
  • No weekends/No Holidays
  • 1st Shift Only
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.

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