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

Director, State Affairs

AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers) is hiring a Director of State Affairs to join our office in Washington DC.   

We are looking for a service-oriented professional who enjoys variety and challenge to join our Government Relations team. This individual will direct daily state government relations operations, expansion of engagement efforts, developing long-term relationships with lawmakers in state capitals and direct efforts to grow AEM’s profile among industry groups, coalitions, and associations.  


  • Oversee the association’s day-to-day state government relations efforts, including outreach and engagement with lawmakers and their staff on the association’s top policy priorities.  
  • Develop and implement strategies to advance the association’s policy priorities.
  • Track, review and analyze state legislation that could impact the equipment manufacturing industry including, but not limited to, agriculture, infrastructure, intellectual property, tax, and workforce development.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement efforts to raise the profile of the association and the equipment manufacturing industry among state business groups, industry organizations, coalitions, and other key stakeholders.
  • Work with the association’s regulatory, compliance, and safety function to align and coordinate legislative and regulatory efforts at the state level.
  • Respond to internal and external requests for information on state legislative matters.
  • Draft statements, talking points, and other advocacy-focused materials.
  • Manage State Affairs Regional Manager (based in the Midwest)
  • Manage state lobbying strategy and contract lobbyists as needed.


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as political science, economics, or journalism. Experience working for a trade association, corporation, or in a state legislative office or executive office preferred. This position requires at least 8 years of experience in government relations, including the ability to develop and execute winning advocacy strategies in multiple states. Candidates must have in-depth knowledge of state legislative processes, procedures, rules, and calendars. Candidates must also be well organized and detail-oriented with the ability to seamlessly shift focus, location, and priorities for the benefit of the association and its member companies. Strong aptitude for developing productive working relationships with stakeholders important to the industry is a plus. The position offers challenging work with plenty of room for initiative and independence. Domestic travel required at least 33 percent. 

Event Services Manager

We are offering this opportunity to an event professional who enjoys variety and challenge to join our team of Event Services professionals. This individual will work as the primary liaison between internal staff and external partners for tradeshow housing, and logistical services such as A/V, internet and floral.


• Managing third-party event services vendors such as housing platform vendors, meeting room rental & payment platforms and other service-related technology.

• Manage, develop, and implement housing & logistical plans across multiple systems including attendee and exhibitor sites and exhibitor service manuals. 

• Manage housing programs for tradeshows including working with housing provider, site builds, inventory & strategic program management, testing, customer service. 

• Working with internal & external stakeholders to secure and order show services, develop & price sponsorship opportunities, and to cultivate future programs/activations to enhance services & experiences.

• Budget management: work with stakeholders & vendors to develop, manage and reforecast budgets as needed.

• Vendor selection & contracting. Vet, recommend, and contract vendors for services, such as housing, A/V, internet, and floral.

• Additional tasks may include meeting room management, catering and concession planning & implementation and other tradeshow related service tasks.

• Develop and continuously enhance programs through the analysis of survey feedback, post-show data, internal and external needs, monetization opportunities and more.

• Manage additional rotating department logistical tasks, such as transportation, parking passes, car rentals, airline discounts, onsite staff.



• Associates degree or higher in event management (or equivalent work experience)

• Proficiency in designing and implementing many show services, such as; meeting room rental programs, housing programs, and plan development and implementation for A/V, internet, catering/concession, and floral services.

• Knowledge of event and project management

• Experience working in tradeshow or event operations

• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft products, specifically Excel and PowerPoint. 

• Excellent communication (written and verbal), leadership and interpersonal skills

• Flexibility: may be asked to manage additional logistical event tasks, as needed, outside of noted tasks

• Preference for a collaborative workstyle 

• Willingness to travel up to 20%, including some nights & weekends

• Work in the office three days a week to maximize team collaboration

• Industry related certification (CMP or CEM) desirable but not required

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!
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