About Us

AEM is a trade association headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with an office in Washington, D.C. We are the North America trade group representing more than 1,000 member companies in the off-road equipment industry. We offer our members services and support to help them succeed in an ever-changing business climate. Our team is high energy, friendly, and service-oriented, and we have fun, too. We call-out hellos when walking past and enjoy celebrating with each other -- for birthdays, new babies, retirements, program achievements, and more!

About Our Values

AEM's Culture Values communicate our priorities for our team members, when working with each other.

About You

We recognize that each team member’s unique perspective and experience contributes to AEM’s success and encourages collaboration. Regardless of where you are in your life and career journey, we do our best to support your wellbeing. We value life-balance!

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About Our Milwaukee Office

AEM's Headquarters is located in the Summit Place office building, a former Allis-Chalmers manufacturing plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The physical space features floor-to-ceiling windows, large skylights, exposed steel beams and original Cream City brick. We have 24 reservable meeting spaces and have casual booths, couches, chairs, and tables for informal meetings.

Onsite building amenities include complimentary covered parking with a skywalk into the building, as well as fee-for-service café, free fitness center, salon, and pharmacy. Both the Hank Aaron Trail and the 70th street and Washington Street bus stop are located within close walking distance. The West Allis farmers market is less than a mile away, along with a variety of popular retail stores.

AEM Milwaukee Office

About Our DC Office

AEM's office in Washinbton D.C. is located downtown, just steps from the McPherson Square Metro station, and across the street from the new Franklin Square Park.

The physical space features an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Onsite building amenities include a complimentary upscale gym with locker rooms, a bike storage room, a fee-for-service café, and on-site parking is available (for purchase).

AEM DC Office

How to Apply

Interested candidates can send their resumes to careers@aem.org.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can send their resumes to careers@aem.org.

Current Openings

Technical Manager

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is a Top Workplace 2022 as named by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and is hiring a Technical Manager.  We are offering this opportunity to a service-oriented professional who enjoys variety and challenge to join our team of regulatory, compliance, and safety professionals.   

This position supports the ongoing mission of AEM’s Safety & Product Leadership department, which includes developing and implementing industry-wide product safety, regulatory, and compliance solutions through the management of AEM’s product technical committees and related standards development work.    


  • Plan and schedule events.  

  • Work as part of a team to raise awareness, advocate on behalf of industry, and advise on new technology concepts for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. These technologies include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Cybersecurity 

  • Alternative power  

  • Automation 

  • Respond to member needs and requests in a timely manner.  

  • Work with members to determine concerns and issues.  

  • Work with Standards development committees and other related stakeholder organizations.  

  • Manage all activities of assigned member committees.  

  • Accomplish and coordinate post-meeting action plans.  

  • Identify, summarize, and present relevant industry information.  

  • Work closely with committee chairs and members to develop best practices of safe equipment design and operation, protect our members market access requirements, and remain informed of industry trends.  


A successful candidate will hold a BS or BA degree in Engineering or a related technical field and will have 1-3 years’ relevant experience in a technical or product support role in the equipment industry, preferably from an OEM or dealer. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate:  

  • Interest in or experience in cybersecurity, alternative power applications, automation, coding, and/or data processing. 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.  

  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication.  

  • Self-motivated, ambitious, and detail oriented. 

  • Strong organizational skills 

  • Ability to independently use good judgement while planning meetings and communicating with members.  

  • Firm understanding of mobile off-road equipment with strong technical acumen. 

  • Strong communicator and efficient facilitator of meetings.   

  • Understanding of the implications of many different elements of product safety and compliance.  

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 15-25% 

Information Technology Coordinator

AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers) is a Top Workplace 2022 named by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and is hiring an Information Technology Coordinator.   

We are offering this opportunity to a service-oriented professional who enjoys variety and challenge to join our team of IT professionals.  


  • Provide IT support/help desk for AEM staff with a strong emphasis on consistent and timely customer service, responding to 30-40 requests per week of varying complexity and need. 

  • Oversee and improve IT Orientations/Onboarding & Employee IT Offboarding. 

  • Administrator for the Customer Contact Center in 8x8 & Teams Phones for applicable staff.  

  • Training/Staff Meeting Topics – Provide training to staff on system software and process. 

  • AV/Room Help & Meeting Setup. 

  • Support the Customer Contact Center in 8x8 & Teams Phones for Staff. 

  • Troubleshoot PC/Tablet issues, including hardware and software.  

  • Help setup approved AEM Event & Form Setups in SMART. 



Successful candidates should have a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience, as well as demonstrated competencies in: 

  • Hold an Associate degree or higher in a computer-related field.  

  • Ability to research a variety of technical issues, prioritize issues and respond to staff in a timely and professional manner.  

  • Ability to respond to a high volume of requests with varying complexity.  

  • Customer-service oriented, with advanced written and verbal communication skills.  

  • High degree of technical aptitude.  

  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  

  • Familiarity with service desk ticket systems, SharePoint/SharePoint Online, Teams Phones and Audio-Visual preferred 

About AEM:   

AEM is the leading organization in North America advancing construction and agriculture equipment manufacturers and their value chain partners in the global marketplace. In enabling growth together, AEM and its members build momentum for the equipment manufacturing industry and the markets it serves.   

AEM offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401(k), 401(k) company match, life insurance, long-term disability, 18 PTO days during the first full calendar year, and 10 paid holidays. Our staff is enthusiastic and passionate about what they do, our office space is both modern and inviting, our dress code is casual, we hold several staff functions, and are involved in community service. We have been named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in 2022 and several years prior.  

Event Operations Coordinator

AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers) is a Top Workplace 2022 named by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and is hiring an Event Operations Coordinator.  We are offering this opportunity to a service-oriented professional who enjoys variety and challenge to join our team of Event Operations Positions professionals.   

This position supports and executes a variety of logistics related to tradeshow operations in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The position involves a high level of collaboration and communication with AEM staff and external vendors. 

The hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with two telework days per week.  



• Develop, maintain, and assist with managing all tradeshow floor plans to include assisting in coordinating exhibitor space assignments, show services, traffic flows, etc. 

• Ensure that operational and exhibitor rules, policies and procedures are followed and enforced during pre-show, onsite and post-event.  

• Assist with the external vendor relationship and management process pre- and post-show to carry out AEM tradeshow operational guidelines. This may include working with vendors such as general contractor, security, fire marshal, floor managers, transportation, shipment, etc.   

• Assist in the coordination and overall management of the installation/dismantling schedule, show signage, recommend locations for show services, etc. 

• Assist in the reporting and monitoring of budgets and budget reforecasting as needed.   



A successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree with up to three years of related experience, ideally in large-scale event operations and floor plan management. Proficiency in floorplan management software preferred along with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Requires the ability to travel approximately 10%. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate: 

• Verbal and written communication skills  

• Problem-solving skills and abilities  

• Attention to detail and organization skills  

• Ability to work collaboratively with a team  

• Ability to manage external vendor relationships  

• Adaptable to new technology  

• Focus on continuous improvement to enhance the exhibitor experience.  

Public Relations Manager

Join our vibrant, award-winning communications team at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. We're on the hunt for a unique individual who excels at building relationships and thrives in collaborative spaces. As a pivotal team player, you'll play a key role in steering our external communications strategy, managing media relations, and leaving a lasting impact on our industry's reputation. It's not just a job; it's your moment to shine and make a meaningful difference. 

This position reports to the Public Relations Director and helps to set the direction in managing both proactive and reactive media relations, championing AEM and AEM trade show initiatives. This involves orchestrating positive media coverage through strategic planning and tactics, supporting Association programs dedicated to enhancing the industry's reputation through earned media. Your role extends to developing and executing multi-channel media strategies—print, broadcast, digital, social, and more—to elevate the association's external image. You'll also be at the forefront, supporting crucial Association and trade show announcements, including partnerships, service offerings, and other impactful news. Are you ready to shape narratives and drive positive visibility? 


- Work cross functionally to help communicate with journalists and other stakeholders. 

- Manage in-bound press inquiries on a range of issues. 

- Draft press releases, newsletters, talking points, presentations, speeches, blog posts, and editorials. 

- Draft compelling media pitches that break through and get noticed. 

- Work with the team to devise creative strategies that use traditional and digital/social media. 

- Identify and capitalize on trends to positively position our trade shows and or our industry. 

- Responsible for earned media tracking metrics for benchmarking. 

- Create content, both scheduled and on-demand as needed, for external uses. 

- Create storytelling campaigns that help educate the press, trade show exhibitors and attendees, industry stakeholders, and the public about the equipment manufacturing industry.  


A successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3+ years of experience working in communications for a public relations agency, trade association, non-profit or corporation. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate: 

- Proven experience in public relations and news writing with a track record of successful campaigns (agency experience a plus). 

- Experience working with journalists/media and generating earned media coverage. 

- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. 

- Self-starter who is flexible, adaptable, and able to work professionally with a variety of personalities. 

- Strong problem-solving and organizational skills. 

- Comfortable working in a fast-paced, demanding but also fun environment.  

- Strong teamwork and collaboration.  

Please submit your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Careers@aem.org.  

Traditionally internships are thought of as opportunities for college students, however, at AEM our internships are a great way for not only college students but recent graduates, returning veterans, or others looking to gain, grow and develop. Our internship program offers valuable professional experience in an area of interest in a limited term capacity.


We strive to develop interns by giving them the tools they need to shape their future as they enter the workforce of tomorrow.


All AEM interns will be empowered to stretch their expectations and aspirations, enabling them to embrace their futures with confidence.


To create a mutually beneficial relationship for interns and for AEM by:
•    Recruiting outstanding and promising interns with special attention to enhancing diversity.
•    Equipping interns to discover, develop, evaluate, and implement their unique professional goals.
•    Enabling productive and successful connections.
•    Building advocates for the construction and agriculture industries by exposing interns to these opportunities.

Our interns assist with real world, meaningful, project-based work with defined objectives. The goal of the program is to create a pool of developed candidates for consideration for future openings at AEM; several former interns have been hired as regular employees. Internships are paid positions that work an average of 15-20 hours per week during the hours of 7am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Internships vary in length with some a few months and some spanning a full year or more. People leaders, together with interns, establish schedules that coordinate with individual availability.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can send their resumes to careers@aem.org.

  • People are the key to all our successes. We have the most interesting employees and members that really bring value to our careers!
  • Exciting opportunities and educational experiences.
  • The really creative people that work here!
  • Support to try new things!
  • Telecommuting – better than sliced bread!
  • We help build everyone’s quality of life.
  • Who doesn’t love machinery?
  • Employee benefits are excellent.
  • Creative, energetic, dedicated, friendly people.
  • Through AEM member companies and staff, I’m surrounded by incredibly SMART people!
  • Working with a community of true professionals.
  • Great people, opportunities, and culture!
  • Work hours and flexibility.
  • Attention to personal and professional development.
  • Continuous efforts to engage employees.
  • It gives the opportunity to meet many people from other cultures.
  • Great, affordable health care insurance.
  • Coolest office space in Milwaukee.
  • Ongoing commitment to training staff.
  • Commitment to excellence in all areas.
  • Teamwork environment.
  • Commitment to excellent experiences for exhibitors and attendees.
  • Commitment to relevance for members.
  • Working alongside driven and motivated co-workers.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Good work life balance.
  • I feel appreciated!
  • It’s Milwaukee meets worldwide manufacturing.
  • Connecting industry leaders for growth.
  • Fierce competitors work together for safety.
  • Our members.
  • Open to employee suggestions.
  • Amazing colleagues and growth opportunities.
  • Professionalism, responsibility and freedom.
  • Innovative and collaborative management.
  • Great benefits and people.
  • The “can do” attitude.
  • The variety of my responsibilities and projects.
  • People, challenges, work, and successes.
  • Great growth potential.
  • I can work for world first class trade shows and meet with friends from all over the world!
  • I’ve made friends through my travels with work.
  • I love that I’ve been able to see the world.
  • I enjoy meeting new people almost every day through our membership.
  • I love my team and their team approach.
  • I have great staff.
  • I feel empowered and supported.
  • The people. Everyone here is extremely friendly and helpful. I love that, even though I am an intern, I can attend meetings, talk to just about anyone, and ask lots of questions.
  • Helping members solve industry challenges.
  • Growth opportunities. Flexibility. Great people.
  • Friendly international working environment.
  • Loads of opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Achieve member consensus committee decisions.
  • Flexible work schedules for working parents.
  • Senior Team values and acknowledges employees.
  • AEM members think globally.
  • AEM members make America.
  • Really nice people work here!
  • Many promotions from within.
  • Love the casual Fridays!
  • 18 days PTO the first year!
  • The core work week is 37.5 hours.
  • I can walk indoors all year long.
  • The historic industrial office setting.
  • I enjoy the variety and all the birthday treats employees share!