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Become Part of a Great American Success Story

Founded in 1958 as a travel trailer manufacturer, Winnebago has grown to become the world’s most iconic manufacturer. In fact, many of the products and processes that have defined the industry were created by Winnebago team members. Today, Winnebago employs more than 3,900 team members across our headquarters in Forest City, Iowa, and our satellite facilities in Charles City, Iowa, Lake Mills, Iowa, Waverly, Iowa, Middlebury, Indiana, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Junction City, Oregon. The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel products under the Winnebago and Grand Design brands. We encourage team members to take ownership of their important role in our company and value ideas at every level that improve our products or manufacturing efficiencies.

Salaried Positions Available

Line Engineer - Middlebury, IN

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for an experienced Line Engineer.  This position will be based in Middlebury, Indiana.

 

Position Description:

The Line Engineer will refine and improve existing product lines at Winnebago Towables.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

  • Maintain existing floor plan prints.

  • Implement product change notices.

  • Audit bill of material against production build.

  • Identify opportunity for cost saving and uniform builds.

  • Work with production to resolve process/quality problems.

  • Follow proto units down line to ensure appropriate build.

 

Key Competencies:

  • Effective communication.

  • Problem solving/analysis.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work in a cross functional team environment including members from operations, engineering, customer service, and safety.

 

Preferred Experience and Education:

  • Proficient in Auto Cad/Inventor or similar program.

  • 2 or more years of engineering experience preferred.

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to: towablesjobs@winnebagoind.com

Winnebago Industries is an EEO employer. 

Retail Representative - Middlebury, IN

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for an experienced Retail Representative.  This position will be based in Middlebury, Indiana.

 

 

Position Description:

The Retail Representative provides technical support and authorizations to our retails customers and dealers.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

  • Provide excellent customer service through phone and written communications.

  • Provide technical assistance to retail customers and dealers on Winnebago Towables product.

  • Use systematic approach to problem solving.

  • Assist with locating service centers for repairs.

  • Obtain authorization for vendor related product failure.

  • Document correspondence via AX tickets with appropriate TREAD code.

 

Key Competencies:

  • Effective communication.

  • Problem solving/analysis.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

 

Preferred Experience and Education:

  • Experience with Microsoft products (Outlook, Excel, Word).

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with OEM RV customer service.

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to: towablesjobs@winnebagoind.com

 

Winnebago Industries is an EEO employer.  Learn more about us at www.winnebagoind.com

Manufacturing Engineer - Forest City

Position Description:

The job will include 1) coordinating implementation of new products from design through manufacturing; 2) estimating manufacturing costs and capabilities; 3) providing documentation and instructions necessary to ensure effective communication between all areas; 4) assembling and maintaining processes, routings and performance standards; 5) assisting other engineers in the areas of methods, plant layout material handling and selection of equipment; 6) assisting production with manufacturing problems.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

Under the general supervision of the Manufacturing Engineer Supervisor this position will be accountable for:

  • Researching, developing and implementing solutions to improve efficiencies, safety, and employee retention.
  • Assisting and coordinating the implementation of design changes in the production setting.  This responsibility encompasses changes in purchased components and in-house components.
  • Assisting with the definition and creation of assembly processes.
  • Consulting and assisting in the troubleshooting and resolution process as it applies to manufacturing processes and/or design issues. 
  • Consulting and assisting with the development of   procedures and equipment for manufacturing  related  testing and troubleshooting.
  • Researching and assisting in the implementation of tooling and fixtureing as required for production.
  • Prepare equipment justifications and appropriation requests.
  • Estimate manufacturing costs and capabilities as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Education & Experience

  • This position requires a four-year college degree or the equivalent of five or more years of applicable technical experience.
  • This position may require travel
Consumer Information Specialist - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

This position will serve as a product information specialist liaison with potential customer in the sales lead stream and other consumer inquiry channels.  Also included will be serving as product information subject matter expert in support of marketing and training functions as needed.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Respond to incoming sales leads within assigned product class groups.  Follow-up will include telephone calls, emails and text messaging.
  • Initiate contact between consumers and local/consumer preferred dealers.
  • Follow up on lead progression after hand-off to dealer.  Contact consumer and dealer for feedback.
  • Respond to incoming general sales inquiries on motorized products.  Research and provide answers to inquiries.  Coordinate product information distribution to inquiring consumers.
  • Promote WIT Club and branded products to consumers (Winnebago insurance, roadside assistance, Winnebago Outdoor Adventures).
  • Document all processes on the WinnLeads sales lead system.
  • Work with the Marketing staff, Product Managers and Product Planners to develop and maintain subject matter expertise on assigned product segment.
  • Work with the Product Training Department to assist with content for training materials for District Sales Managers, as well as sales training events.

 

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 to hr@winnebagoind.com.

Category Manager - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  The Category Manager will develop and implement procurement strategies that optimize business partnerships with strategic suppliers and drive the required performance in cost, quality, service and innovation.  Ensure uninterrupted flow of production material from qualified and capable suppliers that meet KPIs.  Responsibility for supplier selection, contract & price negotiations, supplier performance management and problem resolution. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Track and report key performance indicators at the family, commodity, team, supplier, and individual levels
  • Lead Supply Chain process improvement projects, including areas of freight, purchasing, and specifically raw materials (steel, aluminum, etc.)
  • Support and drive improvements to business unit and corporate metrics (ie. Cost extraction, e-Auctions, supplier rationalization, material throughput, and payment terms)
  • Lead supplier negotiations
  • Develop favorable supplier relations
  • Analyze vendor spend and drive out cost
  • Prepare monthly raw material forecasts, monitor ordering process, and maximize material throughput
  • Represent Supply Chain team during day-to-day functions and meetings
  • Develop and drive standard work procedures within Supply Chain team
  • Maintain supplier segmentation and categorization
  • Participate in VA/VE, Kaizen and other similar events
  • Review and approve purchasing activity such as new supplier set-ups, purchasing agreements, etc
  • Ensure all site critical shortages are resolved, appropriate root cause identified, and corrective action is implemented; elevate to Director as needed 
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external counterparts
  • Understand assigned families’ cost-drivers and stay informed of market fluctuations, industry changes, and potential risk to delivery, quality, and/or price
  • Perform sourcing and supplier management duties for select major commodities
  • Develop, monitor, and report risk mitigation strategies
  • Establish individual and commodity level goals for cost reduction initiatives
  • Develop Grow, Fix, Maintain, Exit strategies for supply base to meet objectives and drive supplier rationalization activity
  • Support cross-functional counterparts and projects as supply chain subject matter expert (SME)
  • Actively participates in providing a safe and harmonious working environment for all employees
  • Assures compliance with federal, state, local and corporate governance policies, regulations and laws
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education & Experience

  • B.A. in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Engineering or related field. MBA/advanced degree a plus.
  • Certification in APICS or similar organization a plus
  • 10+ years experience in Supply Chain sourcing or procurement with focus on raw materials (ie.  metals including aluminum, steel, fabrication, etc.) and/or chassis
  • Experience leading strategic sourcing programs within a durable goods/manufacturing environment
  • Must have excellent understanding of manufacturing planning systems and technologies and an ability to utilize that understanding to drive improvements in a large manufacturing facility
  • Working knowledge and application of Lean concepts
  • Experience working cross functionally on projects and goal achievement
  • Ability to understand and contribute to quality initiatives
  • Ability to drive standard work procedures
  • Should be able to work autonomously and be self-motivated
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • Able to interpret technical data such as drawings, bills-of-material, or print packs and present findings in a clear, concise, and engaging format
  • Ability to think and react quickly to changing situations and adjust to changing priorities
  • Preferred experience in New Product Development/Launch, or Product Lifecycle Management
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Strong collaboration and influential management skills as evident by cross functional alignment and delivery of initiatives

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to careers@winnebagoind.com.

Dealer Development Specialist - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position

Creates and delivers sales training programs that support an effective and motivated company and dealer sales force. Partners with district sales managers to assess training needs and develop programs focused on product knowledge and effective sales techniques that will enable the sales team to maximize revenue potential. Monitors and analyzes sales team performance to evaluate the effectiveness of training and design follow up or ongoing programs as needed. Has strong knowledge and understanding of the organization's products, services, customers, competitors, and sales techniques. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Extensive knowledge of department processes. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide training/coaching to Dealers to help develop their expertise on Winnebago products
  • Encourage activities that improve the bottom-line of the dealership through a variety of revenue generating programs
  • Drive market share for Winnebago by improving the placement velocity and volume of our products with customers in order to improve market share
  • Works with dealers to develop and understanding of the organization's offerings and their target market.
  • Provides expertise and guidance to dealers in support of current sales cycles.
  • Ensures that dealer activities are compliant with organizational policies and programs
  • Contributes to strategic planning, direction, and goal setting for the department or function
  • Keeps informed of new training methods and competitor sales techniques to ensure that training courses are current and effective for sales personnel
  • Assists in recruitment of personnel for the sales organization
  • Assesses training needs of dealer sales staff, and subsequently develops and implements training programs that suit such needs
  • Ensures that dealer sales staff possesses an expert knowledge of the products or services being sold.
  • Develops and administers sales techniques aimed at maximizing revenue
  • Assesses and reports on training methods, implementing changes when necessary

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Personal selling and sales techniques
  • Winnebago and competitive product feature and benefits
  • Industry training programs and competitive best practices
  • Financial and measurements skills on program payback and ROI on dealer investments
  • Excellent people skills, personally engaging
  • Self-starter, personally motivated
  • Good written and oral communications
  • Over 50% travel required

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Certified in Winnebago training programs
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a sales and/or training role preferably in a similar industry
Interior Designer - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

Create interior styling designs and decor meeting program deliverables incorporating anticipated customer expectations.  The interior design specifications will meet the requirements of the product creation process from a timing perspective including technical deliverables and creative impact.  Responsible for RV interior décor and an innovator in layout, space, and function for interiors.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Design of all customer visible interior finishes and surface profiles of the RV
  • Completing surface shapes/contours and specifying all finishes to program objectives and customer requirements
  • Anticipate customer tastes for interior décor, layout, and functionality while incorporating into a harmonious design supporting the program’s timing, cost, and investment targets
  • Develop and incorporate innovative design features to enable the product lines to be market leaders visually and functionally
  • Interface, coordinate, and communicate with key organizations (Product Managers, Product Planners, Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Quality) during the creation process
  • Provide visual properties to communicate designs through computer generated images, story boards, material, and finish samples.  Support development of mock-ups generated in partnership with the prototype and sample shops
  • Provide proposals to update aged products to maintain market “freshness” and relevance
  • Support the control of complexity through balanced standardization across product lines as well as supporting supply base strategies coordinated by purchasing
  • Foster effective relationships with key interior suppliers

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to survey the related industries and fashion trends to develop themes and designs relative to the focus customer base at time of product launch.
  • Knowledge of current interior materials and surfaces.  Ability to follow trends on upcoming materials and analyze viability for incorporation into product lines
  • Knowledge of cabinet, flooring, seating, and upholstery design a plus.  Knowledge of lighting, kitchen and bath fixture designs and trends also a plus.
  • Experience in appropriate rendering software (3DS Max, Photoshop, Rhino) a requirement.

 

Education & Experience

  • Presentable portfolio of design work creations including examples of renderings
  • Excellent oral and presentation skills to communicate designs to management for decision making
  • 4-year interior design degree

 

Travel

  • Some travel to Eden Prairie, Minnesota is required
  • Other domestic and international travel maybe required

 

Senior Accountant, External Financial Reporting - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Reports To:

External Reporting Manager

 

Primary Objection of Position:

The External Reporting Senior Accountant role will be responsible for accounting, reporting and forecasting for benefits, as well as preparation of information for monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist in the preparation of 10-Q, 10-K, and other financial filings
  • Work with internal and external audit teams to complete their procedures related to internal controls and financial reporting
  • Partner with HR, Legal, and Payroll to ensure appropriate and accurate accounting for compensation and share activity
  • Develop, propose, and implement improvements to increase efficiency in external reporting and accounting processes related to benefits
  • Prepare timely and accurate forecasting and accounting for compensation /benefits
  • Complete accounting research and interpret guidance to determine implications on internal and external financial reporting
  • Complete special projects as requested
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Required Competencies

  • Must be self-motivated with an energetic, results-orientated and customer focused style coupled with a strong accounting background
  • Possess a high-energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement, sense of personal responsibility for work outcomes and personal commitment to meet deadlines
  • Fundamental knowledge of US GAAP and accounting practices
  • Demonstrates curiosity and courage – has an interest in learning and understanding “whys”, asks questions, shares his/her point of view
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Word and other Microsoft Suite tools.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Demonstrated analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to learn and use multiple systems and applications.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 3 years public accounting experience with a large CPA firm or relevant financial reporting experience with a public company preferred
  • Strong accounting and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision, prioritize work to achieve objectives, initiate and complete projects
  • Flexibility to adapt to a constantly changing environment and the ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet, word processing, and database programs
  • CPA designation preferred

 

Additional

Travel to Forest City, IA or other Winnebago locations may be required

Cost Analyst - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position

Provides strategic and consistent pricing guidance to Winnebago Motorhome Product Managers by using pricing and cost estimating tools to develop new, accurate and revised item estimates for new business opportunities.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with engineering team and project managers to identify and execute strategic initiatives to improve cost and develop scenarios
  • Analyze costs using cost and gross margin analysis
  • Support finance and project management in review of project costs defining variances; maintain acceptable cost estimating accuracy
  • Implement pricing tools to develop and provide pricing and cost estimating guidance for the Business management team.
  • Structure and execute various pricing/cost analyses by product lines and manufacturing / sales organization.
  • Develop and maintain a robust set of metrics to evaluate and monitor the progress of the pricing/margin strategy
  • Work closely with internal departments (Finance, Product Management, Supply Chain, Sales, R&D) to make suggestions and provide input

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge
  • Experience and skill in project management
  • Champion of and Adapter to Change: Drives innovative business improvements
  • Continually strives for functional and technical expertise in all aspects of the pricing and estimating process – continuous learning and application
  • Demonstrated experience in price and cost analysis
  • Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Can effectively communicate (verbal, written and active listening skills)
  • Work effectively across teams and in matrix environment

 

Education & Experience

  • BS/BA in relevant field including Industrial Engineering, Accounting, Finance or Supply Chain
  • 4-6 years cost estimating and pricing experience within a manufacturing environment, working knowledge of other department operations and production capabilities
Accounts Payable Accountant II - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Reports To

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Process invoices timely and accurately, prioritizing by cash discount potential in order to achieve greatest benefit for the Company through Microsoft Dynamics AX and mainframe computer systems.
  • Prepare all incoming invoices for payment. All matched invoices and packing slips (or electronic receiving records) will be processed in AX.
  • Prepare invoices and supporting documentation for record retention
  • Receiving discrepancies, such as quantity variances, incorrect unit of measure conversions, etc., are communicated in a timely and professional manner to the receiving personnel.
  • Any pricing variances outside of tolerable limits are communicated to the purchase order originator in a timely and professional manner.
  • Any discrepancies in freight terms or freight above a specified threshold are to be communicated to the traffic department in a timely and professional manner.
  • Review vendor statements on a monthly basis and investigate past due invoices.
  • Handle vendor calls and emails in a professional and courteous manner. Any problems should be resolved as quickly as possible.
  • Review the Accrued Purchases report; identify and research items past 60 days.
  • Review the Trade Payables report; identify vendors with debit balances to assist in collection requests
  • Document vendors submitting non-conforming invoices and assist with communication of such to Purchasing
  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations, as assigned
  • Assist with improving AX Process Instructions (AXPIs)
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned to assist the team

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of accounts payable and general accounting procedures
  • Strong technical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, customer-centric focus for candidates and internal/external partners
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks with high levels of accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to connect with people – fosters strong partnerships, interacts well with employees at all levels
  • Self-motivated and driven – strives to deliver great results and drive continuous improvement, gets things done
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX preferred

 

Education & Experience

  • A minimum of a 2-year degree in accounting or a related field is required for this position
  • 1-3 years accounts payable or general accounting experience preferred
Talent Acquisition Manager - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position  

Implement and manage best practices regarding talent acquisition and retention by creating a positive candidate experience.   Provide Motorhome hiring managers with streamlined processes to acquire new talent.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop and implement a strategy for talent acquisition, pipeline development, screening, interviewing, selection and hiring
  • Communicate and partner with hiring managers to understand needs and create job descriptions and requirements
  • Establish consistent recruitment processes and routines; foster knowledge sharing and use of best practices
  • Coordinate with and leverage external partnerships throughout the hiring process (ex. pre-hire assessments, relocation, and external staffing or search partners)
  • Ensure a consistent and brand-right candidate and new hire experience is being delivered; solicit input from HR, leaders, and employees to continuously evaluate and improve process
  • Provide input to shape an overall strategy for talent acquisition as well as a sourcing strategy to align with evolving business needs
  • Oversee applicant tracking system to ensure effective use of technology
  • Develop relationships with educational institutions and employment agencies
  • Develop strategies to align with diverse labor markets
  • Work with Marketing team to execute branding including social media
  • Expand internship, externship and apprentice programs
  • Develop and analyze statistical reports and metrics
  • Support multiple locations in Iowa and Oregon

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of HR experience is required, including experience with all aspects of talent acquisition, including sourcing and interviewing; involvement in contributing to or making selection decisions is a plus

 

Critical Competencies

  • Ability to think critically – recognizes connections, translates goals into action, uses strong judgment to make choices in alignment with strategy and company culture/values
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to connect with people – fosters strong partnerships, interacts well with employees at all levels
  • Self-motivated and driven – strives to deliver great results and drive continuous improvement, gets things done
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment
Senior Financial Analyst, Operations - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: This role will report to the Director, Operations Finance and will be responsible for identifying key areas of financial improvement within the Operations group, owning the planning and analysis activities (monthly tracking, forecast, budget) and developing new dashboards and KPIs that measure the financial effectiveness and progress of the team.  This position will also play a pivotal role in focusing the team on productivity opportunities, eliminating waste, and spending cash wisely.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide analytical support and consultative services to members of the Operations team
  • Deliver timely and accurate analysis of monthly results and key drivers
  • Create leading and lagging dashboards for the Operations team at both Enterprise level and by business unit
  • Create effective tools to analyze and track cost reduction activities, make-buy decisions, core process rationalization and capital expenditures
  • Compilation, review and presentation of budget, forecast and actual results for operations
  • Review capital expenditure requests and help with NPV preparation
  • Provide analytics and insights around core working capital (AR, AP, Inventory) to improve cash flow
  • Monitor cost center spending and create reporting and insights for owners
  • Ongoing review and audit of operations financial systems and activities to ensure compliance with company policies and GAAP
  • Assist in the implementation of a new ERP system and development of an effective suite of BI reports
  • Other duties as assigned based on business need

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Proficient software skills, including MS Office Suites (strengths in Excel and visualization tools)
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Possess strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborate with all levels of employees and management to maximize performance
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to create visualization tools that enhance sharing of results with operations teams
  • Strong project management skills – ability to plan, organize and execute
  • Motivated by the opportunity to learn and solve problems; takes initiative to improve processes, systems and reports

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance or Management or comparable experience
  • 5+ years of experience in finance and/or accounting, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience developing dashboards and KPIs
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Knowledge of ERP systems is required; prior ERP implementation experience strongly preferred
  • Solid understanding of accounting theory; ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Some travel (primarily Northern Iowa) required
Payroll Supervisor - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

Reporting to the Shared Services Manager, the Payroll Supervisor is responsible for leading the payroll function, including ensuring payroll expenses and taxes are paid correctly and on time.  You must be methodical and analytical in administering payroll duties, using your deep knowledge of regulations.  This position will also be responsible for managing the company payroll team and partnering with other company managers and professionals to ensure payroll procedures are compliant, efficient and current.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for management and monitoring of all weekly and bi-weekly multi-state/multi-company payroll processing with ADP, including garnishments, benefits and taxes to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations
  • Supervise, train and develop payroll team on key payroll processes
  • Review and approve weekly/bi-weekly payroll submission
  • Oversee processing of payroll changes and system upgrades/changes to validate accuracy and correctness
  • Responsible for quarter-end and year-end balancing of taxes and sign-off of filings with ADP
  • Ensure tax compliance for all entities
  • Foster strong relationships with cross functional teams and internal stakeholders, such as Operations, Human Resources, IT, and Accounting departments to ensure strong team collaboration and communication
  • Partner with internal and external audit teams to ensure SOX controls are documented; manage all payroll audits
  • Partner with corporate accounting to reconcile all payroll related accounts
  • Manage all payroll related journal entries, including stock compensation and 401(k)
  • Review and analyze current payroll, benefits and tax procedures in order to recommend and implement changes that align with best-practice operations and enhance the employee experience.
  • Serve as backup to payroll processing when needed
  • Overall management of the company's payroll vendor relationship
  • Provide guidance and expertise for escalated payroll issues
  • Ad hoc projects, as required

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to confidentially manage sensitive information 
  • Strong and current knowledge of payroll procedures and relevant laws
  • Experience with multi-state payroll guidelines, laws, payroll processing and tax filings required
  • Familiarity with payroll software (ADP) and MS Excel
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting principles
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral)
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • Experience with acquisitions and mergers
  • Interprets complex needs accurately and develops workable business solutions.

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Human Resources
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive leadership, management and hands-on 

 

Additional

Travel to other Winnebago Industries locations may will be required.

Quality Engineer - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Quality Engineer will utilize their training and experience to build upon Winnebago Industries’ current Quality Management System.  You will be called upon to play a pivotal role in creating a culture of continuous improvement that will revolutionize quality standards in the RV industry.  Producing a quality product through processes and controls during all stages of manufacture will allow us to exceed the quality and reliability expectations of today’s RV owner.  

 

Key Work Activities:

The Quality Engineer will work with Engineering, Operations and Quality personnel to create a dynamic culture of continuous improvement.  This will be achieved by developing and utilizing additional processes and controls and by expanding on proven methodologies within the quality and manufacturing areas, (i.e. Six sigma, FMEA, PDCA…) 

 

  • Responsible for updating our Quality Management System
  • Performs root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for quality process related concerns to prevent reoccurrence (internal and external quality issues)
  • Responsible for continual improvement activities to enhance the quality system, such as 5S, Kaizen lean methods, etc.
  • Develop training to build quality awareness across the cross-functional teams
  • Interfaces with Engineering, Sales and Operations to ensure transfer to Production of new products are in accordance with approved data (APQP).
  • Supports the Quality Inspectors to ensure products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system
  • Interfaces with suppliers & customers on quality concerns
  • Improve effectivity of the MRB process
  • Work with QA Director to build a 5 year plan around culture of quality and proliferation of quality tools throughout the process from design through end user reporting
  • Other duties as assigned by the QA Director

 

Experience Required:

  • University degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Quality role, in the manufacture of durable goods
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively collaborate between varying functions
  • Ability to manage several projects and assignments in parallel

 

Technical Skills Requirements:

  • Sound knowledge of S.P.C techniques
  • Sound knowledge of FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), DOE (Design of Experiment), Root Cause Corrective Action

 

Additional Preferred Skills/Certification:

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
  • Sound knowledge of sample submission procedures
  • Sound knowledge of customers’ APQP activity procedures

 

Manufacturing Engineer Technician - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

Provide engineering support to the N, P and R series production areas This support includes but is not limited to:

  • Researching, developing and implementing solutions to improve efficiencies, safety, and employee retention.
  • Assisting and coordinating the implementation of design changes in the production setting.  This responsibility encompasses changes in purchased components and in-house components.
  • Assisting with the definition and creation of assembly processes.
  • Consulting and assisting in the troubleshooting and resolution process as it applies to manufacturing processes and/or design issues.   Consulting and assisting with the development of   procedures and equipment for manufacturing related testing and troubleshooting.
  • Researching and assisting in the implementation of tooling and fixtures as required for production.
  • Estimate manufacturing costs and capabilities as required.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Help execute processes and projects that continuously improve business outcomes aligned to corporate strategy, commitments, and goals (safety, quality, efficiency, delivery, etc.)
  • Interface with all related disciplines, departments, and team members
  • Maintain manufacturing data to monitor, measure, and improve processes
  • Ensure a safe, positive and healthy work environment in alignment with corporate culture expectations and in support of productivity and efficiency
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on business need

 

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience with Team Center
  • Proficient with Visio, Excel, Word, and other Microsoft office tools
  • Experience with Bills of Material (BOMs) and Routes
  • Strong communication skills in listening, discussing and documenting requirements and feedback
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing

 

Education & Experience:

  • A two-year technical degree is preferred or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and adhere to budgets
Manufacturing Engineer - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  

Provide engineering support to N, P and R series production areas.  This support includes but is not limited to:

  • Researching, developing and implementing solutions to improve efficiencies, safety, and employee retention.
  • Assisting and coordinating the implementation of design changes in the production setting.  This responsibility encompasses changes in purchased components and in-house components.
  • Assisting with the definition and creation of assembly processes.
  • Consulting and assisting in the troubleshooting and resolution process as it applies to manufacturing processes and/or design issues.   Consulting and assisting with the development of   procedures and equipment for manufacturing related testing and troubleshooting.
  • Researching and assisting in the implementation of tooling and fixtures as required for production.
  • Prepare equipment justifications and appropriation requests.
  • Estimate manufacturing costs and capabilities as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Help execute processes and projects that continuously improve business outcomes aligned to corporate strategy, commitments, and goals (safety, quality, efficiency, delivery, etc.)
  • Interface with all related disciplines, departments, and team members
  • Maintain manufacturing data to monitor, measure, and improve processes
  • Ensure a safe, positive and healthy work environment in alignment with corporate culture expectations and in support of productivity and efficiency
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on business need

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Familiar with Team Center
  • Proficient with Visio, Excel, Word, and other Microsoft office tools
  • Experience with Bills of Material (BOMs) and Routes configured in an ERP system; preferably Dynamics AX
  • Strong communication skills in listening, discussing and documenting requirements and feedback
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing

 

Education & Experience

  • A four-year college degree or the equivalent of five or more years of applicable technical experience is preferred.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and adhere to budgets
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for an Executive Assistant to the President and CEO.  This position will be based in our Eden Prairie, Minnesota office. 

 

Primary Objective of Position:

The Executive Assistant is responsible for daily administrative tasks including calendar management, travel arrangements, and meeting planning and is a primary point of contact for internal and external inquiries in all matters pertaining to the President and CEO.  The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in a results-driven and fast-paced environment and has the ability to exercise creativity and good judgement in a variety of situations. 

 

Executive Support:

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President and CEO including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing confidential correspondence; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; arranging and supporting CEO material preparation.

  • Plans and coordinates the President and CEO’s schedule. Communicates directly, and on behalf of the President and CEO, with Board members and other senior leaders.

  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the President and CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines course of action, referral, or response.

  • Provides bridge for communication between the President and CEO’s office and internal teams; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support.

  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

  • Will engage as necessary with external stakeholders (i.e. customers, dealers, investors, suppliers, etc.) who call into the President and CEO’s office.

 

Board Support:

  • Coordinates and supports Board of Director Meetings, including: meeting room set-up; refreshments / meal planning; audio / visual set up; and date coordination. 

  • Act as administrative liaison with the Board of Directors for Board meeting travel, communication from the CEO to the Board, and Chairman support.

  • Assist board members with travel arrangements, lodging, and meal planning as needed.

  • Maintains discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all board members.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding board and committee matters, including advance distribution / posting of materials before meetings.

 

Executive Leadership Team Support:

  • Assists in coordinating the agenda of Executive Leadership Team meetings and off-sites, and all other related meetings of this group.

  • Collaborate with all other Executive Assistants throughout the company.

 

Other responsibilities:

  • Travel will be limited, though some will be required initially for training as well as ongoing board meeting support if they occur in other locations.

  • Willingness to flex hours as needed and be appropriately available outside of normal business hours as necessary.

  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaboratively build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and others.

  • Expert level of written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem solving with string decision making capability.

  • Independently motivated.

  • Strong emotional maturity and intelligence with the ability to read people, show empathy and work to solve problems.

  • Highly versatile and resourceful team player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer service and response.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.   

  • Forward looking thinker, actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

  • Driven to add value and increase CEO productivity.

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Strong work history with previous experience supporting a President and CEO, COO or CFO, preferably in a complex and growing medium to large public company.

  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications and partnership development.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) and Adobe Acrobat. Experience with Diligent and Concur a plus.

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to careers@winnebagoind.com.

Hourly Positions Available

NOW OFFERING A HIRING REWARD FOR HOURLY EMPLOYEES IN NORTH IOWA! AFTER 6 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT, RECEIVE $500 AFTER 12 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT, RECEIVE ANOTHER $500. WE OFFER A COMPETITIVE STARTING WAGE AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Position Description:

RV Technician, Electrician - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

The preferred candidate must understand 12 volt DC and 120 volt AC systems installed in a motor home and be capable of diagnosing problems within these systems. A general knowledge of motorhome construction and repair processes would also be helpful. Emphasis for this job duty will be placed on performing electrical repairs.

 

Preferred candidate will have the capability of installing or replacing solar panels, dash radios, rear and side view cameras, sound systems, matrix and TV systems. Must be able to diagnose problems within energy management systems, authomatic transfer systems, Firefly systems, and distribution panels. Have the ability to perform 12-volt battery testing. Some modifications to repairs may be required if orignial parts are no longer available. All work will be documented on work orders. There will be occasions where repairs will need to be viewed with the motor home customer. The preferred candidate must be self-motivated with good communication and planning skills. Must have a valid driver's license, basic repair tools, and a tool box. Be capable of operating a VOM and ammeter and have these testing devices available. The selected candidate will instantly start down the career path of becoming a RV Technician. We will proved the necessary training to make it happen. 

Specialty Vehicles Electrician - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Specialty Vehicles – Electrician

Installation, inspection and testing electrical wiring and equipment in custom-built RV applications.    The candidate must have experience with installation and trouble-shooting 12v, 110v, 480v 3-phase and CAT5/6 circuits.  The tools that will be used are hand tools, saws, electrical testing equipment.

Security Officers - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

We have two Security positions available, one one day shift and one on night shift.  Both positions consist of three 12-hour shifts and one 6-hour shift.  It is a rotating schedule that includes holidays and weekends.  On weekday shifts, officers are stationed at gates checking vehicles and pedestrian traffic, sometimes requiring long periods of standing.  Weekend and holiday shifts require officers to inspect buildings for fires, hazards and maintenance problems.  Applicants must be able to walk buildings, including stairs.  All shifts require to response to medical and other emergencies.  Good written and oral communication is critical.   A valid driver's license is required.  EMT certification is preferred.

Corporate Responsibility Intern (Summer 2019) - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Corporate Responsibility seeks a summer intern, with potential to work through September-October, to assist with corporate responsibility and employee community engagement projects.

 

Skills required

  • Passion for helping others through community investment and volunteerism
  • Superior written and oral communication
  • Ability to collaborate cross functionally and with all levels of individuals
  • Project management and event planning – ability to plan, organize and execute
  • Digital aptitude, willingness to learn new systems
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Curiosity and a growth mindset – research- and learning-oriented
  • Ability to proactively develop creative solutions

 

This paid internship is a great opportunity to build skills in corporate responsibility, though it will not likely result in full-time employment.

 

Project Summaries

The following project summaries are indicative summaries of possible projects the intern might be working on. Typically, based on the business situation, these projects might get fine-tuned or changed, but these are guidelines.

 

Community GO Team activation: Support company-wide Community GO Team events and volunteer activities, including the summer Fill-the-Boat/RV Food Drive and fall giving campaign.

 

Grants and Volunteer Administration: Manage online grants and volunteer management system (YourCause). Assist with implementation and roll-out. 

 

Giving Campaign: Support planning and launch of annual employee giving campaign.

 

Communication: Craft internal and external communication content related to corporate responsibility, employee volunteerism, and community investment.

 

ESG research: Research environmental, social, governance best practices and support related goal-owners, as needed. 

 

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume to: careers@winnebagoind.com

 

Winnebago Industries is an EEO employer. 

Legal Intern (Summer 2019) - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Summary

The Winnebago Industries, Inc. Legal Department seeks a summer intern during the summer of 2019 to assist the Department as it provides legal support to the Company. This position would involve working directly with the Assistant General Counsel and General Counsel.

 

Skills required:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Superior written and oral communication
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and with all levels of individuals
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to plan, organize and execute
  • Robust technological skills and the ability to learn new systems
  • Curiosity and a growth mindset
  • Ability to independently and proactively develop and implement creative solutions

 

This paid internship is a great opportunity to build foundational legal skills and to experience work in an in-house legal department, though it will not likely result in full-time employment.

 

Project Summaries

The following project summaries are indicative summaries of possible projects the intern might be working on. Typically, based on the business situation, these projects might get fine-tuned or changed, but these are guidelines.

 

Contract Review: Support the review of the Company’s general commercial contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, service agreements, purchase agreements, license agreements and dealer agreements.

 

Document Management System Implementation: Assist with implementation of a Document Management System for the Company by uploading, organizing and cataloging the Company’s documents. 

 

Intellectual Property: Assist with implementation of the Company’s intellectual property strategy, including support with protection of trademarks and patents and disputes with third parties.

 

Ethics Compliance: Support the Company’s ethics compliance function, including the roll-out of certain Ethics training programs.

 

Board Governance: Assist the Company in preparation of meetings of its Board of Directors, including with the finalization and distribution of Board materials.

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume to: careers@winnebagoind.com

Machine Maintenance Technician - Forest City, IA

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.

Production Assemblers - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

We are currently looking for new employees to start work at our Forest City Plant.  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, IA

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.  We have excellent benefits such as health insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, and paid vacations available.

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.


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 click on the Apply Now button above and fill out our online 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.Drive4BennettDriveAway.com.

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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