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

Policy Communications Manager

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking a Policy Communications Manager to develop and execute communications initiatives in support of the organization’s advocacy efforts. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience working in communications for a public relations/public affairs agency, trade association, corporation, or member of Congress. Reporting to the Director, Public Affairs, the Policy Communications Manager will 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 opinion editorials; manage social media channels and websites; and create storytelling campaigns that help educate the press, lawmakers, industry stakeholders, and the public about the equipment manufacturing industry. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field; superior written and verbal communications skills; extensive and documented experience securing earned media coverage; experience working under pressure with deadlines on complex issues; superior people skills; strong teamwork and collaboration skills; and a good understanding of the legislative process and the political landscape.

Send resume, three examples of recent media placements, and two writing samples 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,






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

Pays $11-12 per hour, up to 10 hours per week. Acceptable hours for AEM interns are between 7 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.


  • 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!