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

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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


Production 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 the agricultural, construction, and oil industries throughout the United States.

We are seeking an experienced Production Manager who shares our values and is energized by leading a growing manufacturing team focused on succeeding with high-performance teamwork, continuous improvement, relentless quality standards, and customer-focused execution. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Production Manager is responsible for all aspects of production including the planning, organizing, and directing of day-to-day operations for production output, product quality, productivity, due-date performance, safety, and employee relations.

Responsibilities
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Provide effective leadership that supports a winning culture and aligns with LDJ’s Core Values
  • Direct and coordinate daily operations of the manufacturing plant as it relates to production output, product quality, safety, and due-date performance.
  • Build and lead a high-performing team. Actively attract and engage top talent with a demonstrated commitment to the development of others.
  • Assist in employee recruitment, performance evaluation, promotion, retention, and termination activities.
  • Take an active role in the development of employee relations by providing leadership and maintaining open communication between all levels of the operation.
  • Develop, monitor, improve and standardize the planning and scheduling process to achieve production schedules that meet or exceed production demand.
  • Determine equipment, material, and manpower requirements to support production plan/demand.
  • Promote culture of continuous improvement to constantly improve processes and efficiencies without compromising safety or quality.
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results.
  • Develop systems and processes that track key metrics to measure performance and establish accountability versus plan or targets.
  • Provide leadership in health and safety to maintain a safe work environment and ensure all legal requirements, company safety procedures, and local and state health and safety regulations are met.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to drive business results, create alignment, and to support planning.
  • Stay up to date with the latest production management best practices and concepts.
  • Support capacity planning efforts to identify operational requirements to support growth goals.
  • Manage departmental budgets and ensure compliance of company controls and policies.
Supervisory Responsibilities & Leadership Competencies
Supervisory Responsibilities:

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of Production team members. Direct, motivate, reward, and recognize the team’s ability to meet or exceed business objectives. Partner with the team on personal and career development. Carry out leadership responsibilities in accordance with LDJ’s core values, the company’s policies, and applicable laws for interviewing, hiring, training, directing work, appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.

Leadership Competencies:

To be successful in this position, the individual will have effectively demonstrated the following leadership competencies: Embodies the core values, leads courageously, builds talented teams, collaborates, empowers, inspires accountability, and accelerates results.

Requirements
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Successful work experience as production or plant manager
  • Strong leadership, team building, managerial, and people management skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Exceptional conflict-resolution and decision-making skills
  • Good knowledge of local, state, and federal health and safety regulations for operating plants
  • Ability to develop and track key performance metrics.
  • Strong aptitude for root cause analysis and troubleshooting operational issues.
  • Experience and knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, human resources, resource allocation)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines and customer expectations.
  • Highly proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite and business software.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required with 3-5 years of production supervision experience required. Related experience can be substituted for college degree.
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
  • 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-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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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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Technical Writer

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 Technical Writer will create easy to understand content and documentation such as Product Owner’s Manuals, Service Manuals, Product Assembly and Installation Instructions, and Standard Operating Procedures. The Technical Writer will work collaboratively with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams in the development of these documents.

Responsibilities
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Exhibit LDJ’s core values and culture in all aspects of the job
  • Determine the needs of end users for technical documentation
  • Work with technical staff to make products easier to use and thus need fewer instructions
  • Use photographs, drawings, diagrams, animation, and charts that increase a user’s understanding
  • Select appropriate medium for message or audience, such as manuals or online videos
  • Standardize content across platforms and media
  • Gather feedback from users to further improve documents
  • Manage updates and revisions to technical literature
  • Additional duties as assigned by manager
Requirements
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Proven experience working in a technical writing position
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with SolidWorks and/or SolidWorks Composer is helpful
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to write explanatory and procedural documents for multiple audiences
  • Ability to take and use photos to provide more clarity in documents
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task to keep projects on schedule
Education and Experience:
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field or a minimum of 3 years related 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. 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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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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Laser Programmer/Nester

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 Fabrication Manager, the Laser Programmer/Nester performs daily duties on the computer preparing jobs digitally working in Lantek and SolidWorks CAD Software. Organizing parts for lasers cutting to optimize the use of full sheets of steel to cut down on waste, as well as helping with programming and working closely with Engineering.

Responsibilities
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Exhibit LDJ’s core values and culture in all aspects of the job
  • Prepare jobs digitally, working in Lantek and SolidWorks CAD software
  • Organize parts for laser cutting to minimize waste and optimize use of full sheets of steel.
  • Programming
  • Additional duties as assigned by manager.
Requirements
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • SolidWorks CAD software simulation
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required.
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment as the orders are built to order and contain customization based on customer requests.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated individual who can work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both written and verbal.
  • Positive attitude that will be a good cultural fit is required.
Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Computer/technology skills are required.
Travel:
  • None
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
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

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

Responsibilities & Competencies
Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Handle, position, align, cut and form steel.
  • Maneuver/lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Work is usually repetitive.
Competencies:
  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • 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.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.
  • 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.
Requirements
Desired qualifications:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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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

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Material Handler

The Material Handler is responsible for the delivery of parts to welders, organization of parts being delivered from fab and daily tracking of parts in the Weld department to ensure they do not run out. This position is also responsible for production generated inventory transactions and maintaining inventory accuracy.

Responsibilities
Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Operating a forklift safely for multiple hours per day
  • Receiving structural material and laser parts into weld department, verifying accuracy, quality, and sorting into build kits when needed.
  • Delivery of parts to the weld cells to create a seamless transition for the weld operator to move from one weldment to another with minimal down time, and the transfer of parts between cells and departments.
  • Point – of – Use (Delivery)
  • Cell Locations (Stocking)
  • Responsible for keeping the weld department neat and organized, pallets organized and stacked, dunnage removed, aisle ways clear
  • Responsible for the Kanban Cards and following the Process in designated weld areas.
  • Performs and audits production transactions in weld department
  • Performs and audits all cycle counts in in weld areas.
  • Proficient in organization and being pro active
  • Accountable for inventory accuracy of parts in weld department.
  • Responsible for all materials in Weld department.
  • Responsible to use FIFO material handling. (First in First Out)
  • Assist paint line hanging parts when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements
Ideal Candidate will possess the following skills/experiences:
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 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, experience preferred.
  • Proficient in math skills
  • Heavy exposure to the plant floor. Physical demands include heavy lifting (50lbs.), bending, and long periods of standing. Must be able to manipulate equipment used in performance of tasks. Proficient in oral and written communication skills.
  • Must align with LDJ core values
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Positive can-do attitude
Education & Training:
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
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
  • 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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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 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
  • 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 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
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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866.535.7667
Hours: M-F 7:30am - 5:00pm (CST)