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VP of IT / Chief Information Officer - Burnsville, Minnesota

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a VP IT / Chief Information Officer who will be based in our Burnsville, Minnesota office.  This Executive Leadership Team position will report directly to the President and CEO.

 

Winnebago Industries, headquartered in Forest City, Iowa, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles primarily for leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.  The company builds high-quality motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth-wheel products.  The company is publicly held with over 3,000 employees.

 

VP of IT / Chief Information Officer

 

The VP / Chief Information Officer will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s information technology and systems including the establishment of the company’s vision for, and deployment of, technology solutions.  This is a key position requiring demonstrated skills and experiences in senior level decision making, strategic planning, and execution.   Winnebago Industries is in the midst of an ERP implementation project and the CIO will be tasked with implementation oversight.

 

The necessary qualifications for this position include, but are limited to:

  • A minimum of 15 years of total experience leading a complex IT department involving geographically-dispersed teams
  • A strong ERP background along with a solid understanding of mobile and cloud technologies
  • Proven leadership skills with a combination of technical know-how, business acumen and a track record of driving organizations through periods of significant growth and change.  This will include capitalizing on the strength of in-house talent while also identifying key outside experts
  • Proven track record in providing strategic direction and vision that has successfully translated into actionable plans
  • Strong financial acumen and capability of running a bottom-line oriented business; solid understanding of financials and able to run a balance sheet and income statement
  • The ability to lead, motivate, manage and influence in a dynamic, complex, intellectual and technical environment
  • Have the ability to work effectively across the organization by building enthusiastic teams; strong coaching skills are expected
  • Be able to analyze multiple sources of data and discern actionable information
  • Be results-oriented; have a work history of driving specific, measurable achievements under sometimes difficult situations
  • Be focused on organizational development by consistently looking at better ways to manage results through organizational talent development
  • Have a passion for the business, with a style that infects others with enthusiasm for results

 

 

Please email your resume for immediate consideration to hr@winnebagoind.com.   Please visit our website, www.wgo.net, to learn more about our company.

 

Detail Drafter II - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

This position will create detail drawings accurately and effectively.  Drawings include piece parts, assemblies and major installations done in the most economical and timely manner, meeting engineering and safety requirements.  Review drawings for completeness, tolerances, material specification, parts call-out, etc. prior to release.  Support the model shop and /or production during the building of prototypes and pilots.  This position will be responsible for the creation of 2D NX CAD drawings from 3D design models.  A 2-year degree is required for this position.

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit a confidential resume to Human Resources Department, Winnebago Industries, Inc., PO Box 152, Forest City, IA  50436 or submit your resume online to hr@winnebagoind.com.

Tool Designer II - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary responsibilities include designing custom tools and equipment using Unigraphics/NX 7 design software and coordinating the build with machine shop staff.  Projects include: Weld and assembly fixtures, drill jigs, metal stamping dies, material handling equipment, thermo form molds and other misc. tools and equipment.  Candidates should have a minimum 2 year degree in Tool and Die or Industrial Technology.

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit a confidential resume to Human Resources Department, Winnebago Industries, Inc., PO Box 152, Forest City, IA  50436 or submit your resume online to hr@winnebagoind.com.

Engineering Manager - Towables Division (Middlebury, Indiana)

Position Description:

Summary: Plans and directs the overall engineering function, activities, and providing direction, assistance and advice to other departments in areas of engineering to facilitate the manufacturing process and improve customer satisfaction.
 

  • Schedules and manages the work of highly skilled engineering staff including engineers, and Bill of Material Writer, provides technical direction towards the execution of engineering programs in accordance with company goals and objectives
  • Oversees the preparation of quotations for new business as needed.
  • Provides direction, assistance and advice in the area of Engineering and Bill of Materials to other departments to support and facilitate the manufacturing of the product and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Participates in the development and preparation of budgets and forecasts for engineering related activities.
  • Develops, implements and maintains engineering standards and specifications to ensure product quality meets customer requirements.
  • Administers direct supervisory activities for Engineering and Bill of Materials personnel including selection, hiring, training, performance evaluation, promotional recommendations and work schedules.
  • Provides personal counseling and keeps employees informed of policies, procedures and operational changes.


This position is full-time, and offers a competitive wage and fringes (including 401K, health insurance, dental insurance, vacation, and holiday pay).  Qualified applicants please respond immediately by mail, fax or email to:

 

Winnebago Industries Towables
201 14th Street
Middlebury, IN 46540
FAX: (888) 272-8077
Email: towablesjobs@winnebagoind.com

 

All responses are kept confidential.  Pre-employment drug screening is required.  Winnebago Industries Towables is an equal opportunity employer.

Product Design Engineer - Towables Division (Middlebury, Indiana)

Position Description:

Product Design Engineer – Toy Hauler (This opening is at our Winnebago Towables division located in Middlebury, Indiana.)

This key individual will work directly with product management to develop, design and create new innovative products at Winnebago Towables. This position will require a detailed knowledge of toy hauler design and development. The individual must possess a broad-based knowledge in RV design and process. They must be motivated and capable of producing detailed dimensioned drawings and specifications (incl. LP, electrical, plumbing systems, etc.).The applicant must be comfortable drawing solid models in AutoCad and some experience in Autodesk Inventor.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: Troubleshoot design problems, work with other departments to assist in the resolution of issues, development and design of new products to improve existing products, issue engineering change orders, research and develop new parts, evaluate vendor products, create product specifications, review and approve product improvement suggestions, participate in product seminars.

Required Experience: Several years of product engineering experience or a broad array of RV manufacturing experience, prior experience using computer databases, Microsoft Office products and CAD, problem resolution skills, organizational skills, and good communication skills.

This position is full-time, and offers a competitive wage and fringes (including 401K, health insurance, dental insurance, vacation, and holiday). Please respond immediately by mail, fax or email to:

Winnebago Industries Towables
PO Box 2001,
201 14th Street
Middlebury, IN 46540
FAX: (574) 825-7127
Email: towablesjobs@winnebagoind.com
All responses are kept confidential. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Winnebago Industries Towables is an equal opportunity employer.

Parts Agent - Towables Division (Middlebury, Indiana)

Position Description:

This key individual will work directly with dealers, retail customers, and company management to promote and ensure customer satisfaction.  The right individual should possess strong interpersonal and electronic communication skills, and be well-organized.  Broad-based knowledge in RV design and processes is required!

This position is full-time, and offers a competitive wage and fringes (including 401K, health insurance, dental insurance, vacation, and holiday).  Please respond immediately by mail, fax or email to:
 

Winnebago Industries Towables
201 14th Street
Middlebury, IN 46540
FAX: (888) 272-8077
Email: towablesjobs@winnebagoind.com

All responses are kept confidential.  Pre-employment drug screening is required.  Winnebago Industries Towables is an equal opportunity employer.

Hourly Positions Available

Master Technician-Specialty Vehicles - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

This position is part of our Specialty Vehicles division.  The primary function of the position is to install, inspect, and test electrical wiring and equipment in custom-built RV applications based on order specification.   The technician must be able to identify electrical problems with a variety of testing devices.  

 

The technician must have experience with installation and trouble-shooting of 12-volt, 110- to 480-volt, three-phase and CAT 5/6 circuits; understanding of NEC codes, experience reading technical diagrams.   HVAC experience will also be beneficial.  Understanding of multiplexed wiring systems and CAD experience is helpful.

Body Worker/Mechanic - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

The primary function of this position is to perform body shop refinishing and cosmetic repairs on RV's and equipment. Applicants should be familiar with body work, both metal and fiberglass, along with paint application techniques, finish sanding and buffing. The position will also require performing mechanical repairs as necessary. Basic hand tools and toolbox storage are required.

Truck Shop Mechanic & Chassis Warranty Mechanic - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

We have positions for mechanics in two different departments:

 

The Truck Shop position involves all functions of motor vehicle and equipment repair.

The Chassis Warranty position diagnoses and repairs defects on chassis from various manufacturers.

 

Extra consideration will be given to applicants for both positions with degrees in a related field.

Machine Maintenance Technician - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

This position is responsible for new construction, machinery installation, machine repair and preventative maintenance of machinery. Duties will include electrical, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, plumbing, welding and mechanical work. Work to be performed in all weather conditions. Must be willing to work at heights of 65 ft. Required to operate forklifts, manlifts and scissor lifts. Pulmonary function test and respirator fit testing annually. Use of NFPA70-E arc flash PPE.

Machine Automation Technician - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

This position is responsible for PLC programming, machine automation design, modification and repair. Also required is a good understanding of machine mechanics and electrical controls.

Production Assemblers - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

We are currently looking for new employees to start work at our Forest City Plant. Minimum starting wage is $13.30 per hour with the potential for incremental pay increases. We have excellent benefits such as health insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, and paid vacations available. Most of the positions will involve working on an assembly line with some positions involving bench type work. Jobs involve using hand tools such as drills, screw guns, staple guns, power saws, knives, routers, and hammers. Some jobs will involve running power equipment such as metal stamping machines, presses, shears, benders, glue machines, cut-off saws and etc.

Welders - Steel or Aluminum - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

We are currently looking for welders to start work at our Forest City Plant who can become certified to weld either mild steel or aluminum component parts in the production of our motor homes. Starting pay for certified welders is $14.75 per hour with potential for incremental raises. We have excellent benefits such as health insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, and paid vacations available.

Manufacturing Technician - Towables Division (Middlebury, Indiana)

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries - Towables division of Middlebury, Indiana is looking for an hourly associate that is self-motivated and eager to enter the engineering field. Someone who has the ability to follow blueprints, guidelines and/or diagrams to ensure product specifications and tolerance levels are met. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and 2-5 years of related experience. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Is willing and able to perform a variety of tasks as instructed.

  • Work with engineering and production on prototype builds.
  • Run test on new equipment and give performance feedback.
  • Work efficiently with little supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and values teamwork.
  • High-energy, flexible, self-starter, hands-on and mechanical nature.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to read & understand blueprints, manuals & procedures.
  • Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.
  • Should have a basic understanding of electrical circuits (110v & 12v)

Please respond immediately by mail, fax or email to:
Winnebago Industries Towables
201 14th Street
Middlebury, IN 46540
FAX: (888) 272-8077
Email: towablesjobs@winnebagoind.com
All responses are kept confidential. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Winnebago Industries Towables is an equal opportunity employer.

RV Technician - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

A general knowledge of RV construction, paint and repair processes, along with trouble-shooting skills in electrical, mechanical and appliances, will be desirable. Candidates with a 2-year degree in a related field will be given first consideration. The wage is negotiable based on education and experience. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and basic repair tools. Necessary traits are to be self-motivated with good communication skills, along with good analytical and problem-solving ability. Job duties will include all aspects of RV repair.

IT Help Desk Technician - Towables Division (Middlebury, Indiana)

Position Description:

IT Help Desk Technician

Candidates for this position should be able to work well with others safely and efficiently in an office environment.  MS Office and Dynamics-AX experience helpful.  Must have IT troubleshooting experience to be successful in this position.

This position is full-time, and offers a competitive wage and fringes (including 401K, health insurance, dental insurance, vacation, and holiday). 

Please respond immediately by mail, fax or email to:
Winnebago Industries Towables
201 14th Street
Middlebury, IN 46540
FAX: (888) 272-8077
Email: towablesjobs@winnebagoind.com
All responses are kept confidential. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Winnebago Industries Towables is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Please send a resume or letter of request for an application for employment to:

Winnebago Industries, Inc.
605 West Crystal Lake Road
Forest City, Iowa 50436
Attention: Human Resources

Email resume to hr@winnebagoind.com or fill out our online 

Employment Application

 

NOTE: Winnebago Industries does not hire drivers to transport motorhomes. Arrangements for motorhome deliveries are made with a transport company. Interested parties are welcome to contact: Bennett Motor Express, Inc. at www.drive4bennettdriveway.com.

Listed below are the typical career opportunities at Winnebago Industries:

Salaried Opportunities

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering

Hourly Opportunities

  • Inspector
  • Production Assembler
  • Quality Control Tech.
  • Painters
  • RV Technician
  • Welders

Benefits

  • Excellent Starting Pay
  • Wage Increases based on Performance
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Savings Program with Company Match
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Insurance Products available