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Thank you for your interest in a career at PEM. Browse through this page to learn about PEM’s benefits and our available job opportunities.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive Pay
    Our total compensation philosophy is to pay based on performance. This philosophy is used throughout the company to reward employees in alignment with company and individual performance. Your individual performance impacts your base pay, while variable pay depends on company performance.
  • Health Care
    One of the most vital components of PEM’s total compensation is our ​employer paid ​benefits package including medical and dental insurance. Our medical plans cover comprehensive medical services, including:

    • Prescription drugs
    • Preventive services covered at 100%
    • Emergency care
    • Doctor and hospital visits, including maternity and well-baby care
    • Doctor on Demand
  • Wellness
    The health of our employees has a significant impact on their life – both at home and at work. That’s why we offer our employees and their families the tools to live the healthy lifestyle. Employees are encouraged to play an active role in their health and take advantage of company-sponsored wellness programs and resources.
  • Savings & Investments 
    Our 401k, administered by Principal Financial, provides an opportunity to save on a pre-tax and after-tax basis. The company will match a portion of your contributions, up to the first 6% you defer.
  • Discounts
    Employees receive discounts for cellular phone plans, health club memberships and safety footwear.

Paid Time Off

The standard vacation policy starts with thirteen days within your first year.  The number of vacation days increases with continuous employment, up to a maximum of twenty-three days of vacation annually.

Our holiday schedule recognizes that you want to be with family and friends on important occasions throughout the year. PEM recognizes the 6 Major Holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.


We partner with the Waterloo Career Center and the Advanced Manufacturing program by offering students in the Waterloo Community School district who are enrolled in the program an opportunity to complete their apprenticeship here at PEM. They receive a hands-on overview of manufacturing processes and career choices while gaining valuable knowledge about the company’s products and services. Students work with cutting-edge technology, including high-level CADD programming like Innovator, 3-D printers, CNC machinery, plasma cutters and welding components.

Culture & Values

  • Culture
    We are a team of individuals with a passion for providing our customers the highest quality solutions for their business.  Since all of our products are custom designed and manufactured for each customer, we thrive on ingenuity and relentless attention to detail.  We value all employees, and the contributions that they make toward the success of our customers.
  • Education & Training
    PEM provides employees at all levels with increased opportunities to acquire critical business skills and job competencies necessary in meeting the exciting challenges of the future through the Educational Assistance Program.

Available Positions

Quality Director

Position Summary:

Plan, direct, and coordinate the Quality Assurance program. Formulate and audit Quality Assurance and Quality Control policies and processes. Stop production and/or hold shipments when product specification or requirements are not met.

Job-specific functions:

  • Assumes responsibility as the Quality Management Representative, monitoring and managing the Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Plans, develops, enhances, and maintains a Quality Management System providing continuous improvements to all products manufactured by the organization in order to meet or exceed customer specifications
  • Familiar with ISO-9001:2015 in a manufacturing setting
  • Manages time, money, and resources available to efficiently respond to any requirement related to the quality of the system or product in a prioritized manner

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Manufacturing Engineer | Full Time

Essential functions:

  • Assist with trouble shooting and answering questions from the production team.
  • Design fixtures and tooling for production.
  • Develop repair and rework processes that maintain the integrity and quality of parts.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Maintain familiarity with customer requirements and applicable government requirements and adhere to them.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

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Network Administrator | Full Time

Essential Functions:

  • Maintaining computer networks and phone systems including software, servers, VPNs, routers and other physical hardware
  • Design and install required network cabling
  • Procure and setup computer machines throughout the facility
  • Installing and configuring network equipment to update or fix hardware or software issues
  • Updating virus protection software to keep data and communications protected

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CNC Machinist | Full Time

Essential Functions:

  • Enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines, such as mills, lathes, and CNC
  • Assembles cutting tools in tool holders and positions tool holders in machine spindles as specified, using hand tools, or inserts cutting tools in specified machine magazines
  • Loads and unloads pieces to be machined, using hoists and hand tools to lift and secure on machining table

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Contact our HR office to join our team

Phone: 319-232-2311, ext. 144