The AEM Headquarters are located in the Summit Place office building, a former Allis-Chalmers manufacturing plant in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our office space is really cool and features floor-to-ceiling windows, large skylights, exposed steel beams and original Cream City brick. Individual offices along with semi-private cubicles define the space.

Onsite building amenities include complimentary parking as well as fee-for-service café, fitness center and salon.

Employees delight in our superior benefit package including single health coverage at $165 per month, single vision at $2.50 per month and free dental insurance. We also offer an employer-paid pension plan, a 401k plan, generous paid time off (18 days first full calendar year), and competitive compensation and bonus program. Our dress code is casual Monday through Friday and we like giving back to the community.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to

Event Operations Coordinator

Coordinate and execute a variety of logistics related to tradeshow operations with an emphasis on sponsorship fulfillment in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Duties include sponsorship fulfillment for trade shows and other events, live and virtual, floor plan development, space assignments, exhibitor service manual creation, exhibitor rule enforcement, show signage, vendor coordination, and reporting and budget monitoring. The position involves a high level of collaboration and communication with AEM staff and external vendors. A bachelor’s degree is preferred with up to three years of related experience, ideally in large-scale event operations and floor plan management. Additionally requires good verbal and written communication skills and problem-solving ability, financial acumen, strong attention to detail and organization, comfort working without documented processes in a variety of tasks, a collaborative and team-oriented workstyle, superior customer service skills, the ability to manage external vendor relationships, and willingness to adapt to new technology and an ever-changing environment focused on continuous improvement to enhance the exhibitor experience. Proficiency in floorplan management software preferred along with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite for business communications, presentations, budgets, reports and data collection. Requires the ability to travel approximately 10%.


Regulatory Affairs Manager

The Regulatory Affairs Manager is responsible for the collection, interpretation, and communication of industry-related regulations. This position will monitor and interface with regulatory agencies, including U.S. federal and state agencies and Canadian federal and provincial agencies and will review and report technical information, standards and regulatory developments to coordinate industry response include the writing of regulatory comments to appropriate agencies as well as help develop strategies to ensure the off-road equipment industry has a business friendly regulatory environment in-which to thrive. The Regulatory Affairs Manager will serve as a go to resource at AEM regarding ongoing and pending industry regulations and will also work directly with regulators to advocate on behalf of AEM Member companies. The ideal candidate should have strong communication skills to effectively plan, coordinate and facilitate committee meetings with AEM members and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, extreme attention to detail, and the ability to process and communicate highly technical information in a non-technical manner. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in an engineering, communication or technical field. Background in agriculture, construction, forestry, mining or utility sector a plus. Position also requires strong time management and organizational skills, analytical ability, entrepreneurial mindset and ability to travel up to 30%.

Meetings & Housing Manager

The Meetings & Housing Manager is responsible for the research, planning and execution of offsite committee meetings and similar events for the association with respect to meeting venues, hotel room blocks, food and beverage, group transportation, audio-visual, any extra-curricular activities and attendee registration. Working collaboratively with internal staff and meeting their budget needs, will research and source hotels and secure contracts, build and manage registration sites for meetings, manage all information contained in banquet event orders, handle all meeting logistics from a virtual perspective and sometimes onsite, collect post-event data for use in maximizing future events, leverage the volume of association business to receive best pricing, stay abreast of the meetings industry and the business climate of destination cities and generate various reports.

They will also be responsible for managing the Housing program for CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE to include but not limited to sourcing hotels and housing providers, hotel contracting, priority housing, site testing/builds, and final billing. Also responsible for housing budget development to include revenue generation and expense management.

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in event or hospitality management along with five years of experience (or applicable experience). Must possess excellent communication, collaboration and customer service skills; strong working knowledge of the hotel and hospitality industries; ability to problem-solve under pressure; negotiation skills; detail orientated; and experience with registration management systems and working with legal language and contracts. Industry-related certification (i.e., CMP or CEM) desirable. Requires travel up to 15%.

Safety Materials Program Manager

This position will manage all aspects of AEM safety materials production for the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and utility industry sectors. Responsibilities include writing and revising product content; working with multiple internal and external review committees; researching developments in the safety standards and regulatory environments; designing technical illustrations and/or managing third-party-vendors as needed; developing and refining the safety materials style guide; organizing and managing production files; responding to requests from legal entities for archival or current materials; and handling customer requests from our fulfillment vendor.

Must possess high degree of self-motivation, superior attention to detail, and strong organizational and project management skills. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite a must. Experience in web coding, vendor and customer relations, technical writing and illustration skills helpful. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in creative design/technical design/production management a plus.

We expanded our internship program beginning in 2013, enabling us to utilize additional talent to complete projects that would not otherwise be accomplished.

Our interns assist with real world, meaningful, project-based work with defined objectives. A goal of the program is to create a pool of developed candidates for consideration upon graduation, and several former interns have been hired as regular employees.

Internships are paid positions and students work an average of 15-20 hours per week. Hours are daytime, between 7am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Internships vary in length with most of our students working during the school year as well as in summer. Supervisors, together with interns, establish schedules that coordinate with classes and exams.

We have adopted a modified business casual dress code where jeans are acceptable attire. Our office space is really cool and features floor-to-ceiling windows, large skylights, exposed steel beams and original Cream City brick. Click here to see all the great things former interns have to say about us.

In addition to any current opportunities that may be listed below, we accept applications year round. We look for college students or recent grads who possess excellent customer service and communication skills, an attention to detail and strong organizational ability, along with the capability to work diligently, manage multiple projects effectively and build relationships both internally and externally.

To be considered for our program, email your resume and cover letter to Breanna Copening, Human Resources Assistant,






Education Research Intern

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking a highly motived team player interested in supporting our Education and Workforce Development departments with research and small projects. The ideal candidate will be flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities and multiple tasks, detail oriented, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. The intern will focus on researching content critical to growth of membership and tradeshows that will lead to improved member engagement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and identify key partners and resources for Future of Food and Future of Building white papers.
  • Identify possible new speakers for key topics identified by committee and AEM staff.
  • Thoroughly vet potential speakers for CONEXPO-CON/AGG to meet education objectives that drives ticket sales.
  • Assess CONEXPO-CON/AGG education offerings and identify gaps in content.

This internship will provide any student an opportunity to gain a broader perspective about the association, as well as professional and business development while providing an opportunity to assess interest and abilities in this field. Upon completion of the internship, the student will have gained the following skills and competencies.

  • Experience in supporting white papers that will influence industry decisions.
  • Understanding of tradeshow education and how it supports show goals.
  • Industry knowledge of issues of importance in construction and agriculture sectors.

Required Skills:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Basic Excel
  • Internet research
  • PowerPoint



MEST Intern

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking a highly motived team player interested in providing exceptional support to our members and exhibitors and assisting our sales team. The ideal candidate will be flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities and multiple tasks, detail oriented, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. The intern will focus on aspects critical to growth of membership and tradeshows and accuracy of the AEM database that will lead to improved member engagement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prospecting (data mining) from exhibitor lists of competing trade shows to expand list of potential exhibitors for AEM Tradeshows
  • Prospecting (data mining) companies to become members
  • Making phone calls related to trade shows and member opportunities
  • Updating contact changes for email blast bounce-backs (data hygiene)
  • Data entry of contracts, space applications, prospects, exhibitor contact info
  • Pulling SMART (internal database) reports (exhibitor lists, collections, etc.)

This internship will provide any student pursuing a marketing or business degree an opportunity to gain a broader perspective about customer relations and business development while providing an opportunity to assess interest and abilities in this field. Upon completion of the internship, the student will have gained the following skills and competencies.

  • Understanding of sales process from prospecting to targeting to converting
  • Understanding of data mining; research experience
  • Knowledge of AEM industries (construction, agriculture, mining, forestry, and utility equipment)
  • Improved customer service skills

    Required Skills
  • Microsoft Word
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel
  • Internet research
  • 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!