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Ag/Mechanical Design/Test Intern

by Sep 18, 2023

Ames, IA - Internship

Job Posting: 01/29/2024                                       FLSA Status: Hourly, non-exempt

Location: Ames, IA                                                   Supervisory: No

Team: Mechanical Design Engineering                 Status: Summer & Fall Co-op

Reports to:  Mechanical Engineering Manager

The Culture

Ag Leader was born from a passion and determination to transform agriculture forever. In 1992, Ag Leader changed the industry by bringing real-time yield data to farmers’ fingertips. Today, more than 25 years later, Ag Leader has become a global team that provides year-round solutions to help farmers plan, plant, apply, and harvest more efficiently and profitably. We are improving the lives of farmers. We are increasing the efficiency of production agriculture around the world. And we aren’t slowing down. Ready to use your talent to implement change? Join our team of innovators revolutionizing agriculture.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a person to join our Mechanical Design Team as an Intern. The mechanical design team develops systems to interface with agricultural equipment to improve our customers’ lives. These teams create, iterate, and implement these innovative Ag Leader products from first concept to initial production sales orders.

We are looking for 1 individual willing to work in Summer and Fall 2024.

The Right Person Will

    • Contribute and thrive in a cross-functional team environment 
    • Commit to bringing their best every day 
    • Delight in problem-solving no matter the problem 
    • Be flexible and willing to work in a variety of programming languages 
    • Give and receive constructive feedback to others 


    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Creates and develops parts to adapt products to existing agricultural equipment.
    • Designs mechanical interfaces for sensing, measuring, and recording products.
    • Designs parts and makes production drawings using CAD and generally accepted drafting techniques.
    • Troubleshoots electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems with a sense of curiosity when issues or unexpected results occur.
    • Develops and evaluates field and/or lab tests to ensure products meet customer expectations and engineering goals.

Qualifications and Skills

    • Junior or Senior status. Majoring in Ag and Life Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
    • Strong desire for continuous learning
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Agricultural background is a plus
    • Strive to use their analytical brain and creative thinking to focus on customer value

To apply, please submit your resume below.

Ag Leader is a drug-free work environment.  All offers for employment are contingent upon a

pre-employment drug screen and background check.  Ag Leader participates in e-verify.


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