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

Government Relations Manager

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking a hands-on Government Relations Manager to manage federal government relations efforts across a range of policy priorities. The ideal candidate will have five years of experience working in government relations for a trade association, industry group, or government affairs consulting firm, or in a legislative capacity for a member of Congress. The person will be responsible for managing various aspects of the-day-to-day federal government relations efforts on behalf of the equipment manufacturing industry. Responsibilities include tracking legislation and managing the legislative database, reviewing and assessing relevancy and impact on the industry, and working with relevant internal and external stakeholders on appropriate responses; assisting in the formulation and execution of advocacy strategy around specific policy priorities; building and managing relationships with Capitol Hill offices, member companies, and industry groups and coalitions; assisting in the development and execution of industry events; planning and organizing webinars and events; participating in research projects; developing content on the association’s policy priorities; and representing the industry before federal elected officials and external stakeholders. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field; superior written and verbal communications skills; ability to set priorities, work independently, and produce materials in consistent, efficient, and timely manner; thorough understanding of the policy and political landscapes and outstanding legislative analysis skills.

Public Affairs Manager

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking a Public Affairs Manager to manage several aspects of our public affairs and advocacy communications. AEM provides services on a global basis for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the construction and agriculture industries. Our membership is made up of more than 1,000 companies and represents 200+ product lines. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: working in public affairs for a trade association, industry group or firm, working in a communications capacity for a member of Congress, or working as a member of the media for a political/policy journalism company. Reporting to the Director of Public Affairs, the Public Affairs Manager will manage day-to-day public affairs/advocacy communications efforts related to earned, paid, digital and social media activities; manage creation of content for public affairs programs; manage database and strategic tracking tools for earned media relationship building and digital media performance; and organize research and help manage our advocacy “echo chamber” for amplification of key messages.


Requires bachelor’s degree in a related field; superior written and verbal communication skills to draft press releases, newsletters, talking points, presentations, speeches and opinion editorials and managing social media channels and websites; superior organizational, people, communication, and project management skills; the ability to absorb and analyze complex information in a fast-paced environment; strong teamwork and collaboration skills; and the ability to effectively manage multiple work streams. Extensive experience securing earned media coverage, an in-depth knowledge of social media, and an understanding of the federal legislative process also necessary.


Send resume, two writing samples and three examples of media to

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,






  • 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!