Careers

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 3,000 team members across our headquarters in Forest City, Iowa and our satellite facilities in Charles City, Iowa, Lake Mills, Iowa, Waverly, Iowa, Middlebury, Indiana, and Junction City, Oregon. 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

Senior AX Developer - Burnsville, Minnesota

Position Description:

The Senior AX Developer will be primarily responsible for the development of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, with insight to best practices and execution of the defined system development life cycle process.  Other responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Software development and maintenance throughout the entire project life cycle for a variety of mission-critical enterprise applications.
  • Work with the in-house development team for successful implementation of current and future AX conversion projects.
  • Develop new reports and enhancement of existing reports using SSRS/precision forms.
  • Troubleshoot and address issues that arise during testing and provide post-production support following application implementation.
  • Collaborate with the development team, in-house technical, functional and end-user team members, as well as third-party vendors, to provide quality solutions to business needs.
  • Complete technical design documents and code applications per requirements captured in the functional design documents.
  • Provide mentoring services to the development team, including determining best coding solutions based on individual situations.

 

The necessary qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Five to eight years of ERP development experience in Microsoft systems, including MS Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
  • Thorough understanding of system development life cycle and large-scale software implementation methodologies.
  • Minimum of two to three years in development using X++ in MS Dynamics AX environment.
  • Technical and functional knowledge of MS Dynamics AX 2012 and supporting Microsoft technologies, including SQL Server, SQL, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, SharePoint and Visual Studio.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX full life cycle implementation in a manufacturing setting.
  • Exposure to source code control systems, such as TFS
  • Have the ability to generate and submit project status reports to management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work systematically and logically to analyze situations, resolve problems, identify causes and anticipate implications.

 

 

For prompt and confidential consideration for this position, please reply with your updated resume and salary requirements to: 

 

Human Resources Department
Winnebago Industries, Inc., P.O. Box 152, Forest City, Iowa 50436
or submit resume online to hr@winnebagoind.com

Purchasing Agent

Position Description:

The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for developing sources of supply and commodity sourcing strategies to drive best value, service and innovation throughout Winnebago.  This will involve working closely with multiple functions including engineering, product management, finance, accounting, manufacturing and sales.

 

A college degree in a related field 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.

Operations Controller - Burnsville, Minnesota

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a Motorized Business Unit Controller who will be based in our Burnsville, Minnesota office.  There will be periodic travel to visit various plant locations currently located in Iowa, Indiana and Oregon.    This position will report directly to the Corporate Controller.

 

Primary Objective of Position

The Operations Controller position functions as a critical business partner with operations and financial management at an enterprise level to effectively manage and control the business. Leads the financial staff within Operations and is accountable for finance operations responsibilities including cost accounting, inventories, and business analysis on eliminating waste and streamlining processes within operations.  Will also work closely with corporate financial staff, as required.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  1. As a member of the Finance team, support financial reporting requirements including closing/consolidation, account reconciliations, reporting (daily, weekly and monthly for finance and business), and providing business review information. (Key result:  accurate financial information to make good business analysis and decisions.)
    • Work with operational leadership team to set and drive execution of financial objectives, capital plans, and operational projects.  Monthly report out of budget/forecast variances by department and follow up actions to meet targets.
    • Partner with operations to manage operational and working capital metrics to meet and/or exceed operational goals.
    • Analyze actual results and forecasts and provides recommendations to management to drive business results in order to achieve operational financial goals.
  2. Apply Lean standardized processes and standardized reporting, eliminating waste and streamlining processes to develop a highly-efficient and effective accounting and reporting team for the business.  This includes taking a leadership role and leading teams to drive improved performance in the business. (Key result:  timely and accurate information needed to have a profitable and growing business.) 
    • Align and ensure accurate productivity reporting on a monthly basis with finance, operation, and sourcing.
  3. Work closely with business analysis resources to ensure we can provide the data needed to meet the analysis needs of the business (customer information, market information, product information, cost information, key initiatives, etc.)  (Key result: Profitable and growing business.)
    • Must be able to effectively collaborate across the organization and positively influence business outcomes.  Must effectively communicate with business leaders across all functional disciplines.
  4. Ensure proper internal controls are in place and provide support for income statement and balance sheet reviews across the business. (Key Result:  No surprises and strong internal control environment.)
    • Partner with operations to manage and oversee physical inventory and cycle counts and insure proper controls are implemented and maintained relative to inventory controls.  Maintain and improve the overall internal control environment and improve accuracy and safe-guarding of inventory, supplies, and fixed assets.
  5. Work with corporate on transactional coordination (A/R, A/P, Payroll, Capital, etc.) to improve coordination and add to the services where it makes sense for corporate to provide support. (Key Result: Cost effective execution of transactional processes.)
    • Maintain accurate documentation for closing, standard setting, and all other financial processes and procedures and work to improve cycle times and accuracy.

 

Critical Competencies

  1. Strong leadership and presentation skills and the ability to explain and communicate financial results in an understandable and actionable format for decision-making purposes
  2. Strong computer and analytical skills

 

Required Education and Experience

1.    B.S. in accounting or finance (MBA preferred).

2.    5-10 years’ experience plant controller or cost manager in a manufacturing environment preferred, managing a staff, with an emphasis on cost accounting, reporting and variance analysis.

3.    High level of proficiency in spreadsheets and ERP/MRP systems.

 

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.

HR Generalist - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

The primary objective of this position is the administration of employment, placement and transfer procedures to ensure adequate staff to meet current and future workforce requirements.  The daily tasks for this include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Interview applicants for production, technical, professional and specialized positions.
  • Ensure all candidates are given due consideration in compliance with all state and federal regulations.
  • Coordinate activities with supervisors and applicants.
  • Coordinate procedures for internal job postings, interviews, transfers and promotions.
  • Answer all inquiries regarding employment.
  • Provide an effective orientation presentation to all new employees.
  • Provide counseling and assist in the resolution of employee relations and related problems as they occur.
  • Prepare and participate in unemployment fact-finding and appeal hearings.
  • Oversee employment eligibility verifications for all new employees and monitor updates and re-verification as needed.
  • Assist with the administration of the substance abuse testing program.
  • Oversee layoff and recall procedures.


Candidates must have a minimum 2-year degree and/or at least 2 years relevant experience.
 

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.

Sr. Manager of Talent Management & Acquisition - Burnsville, Minnesota

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a Sr. Manager of Talent Management & Acquisition who will be based in our Burnsville, Minnesota office.  There may be periodic travel to visit plant locations Iowa, Indiana and Oregon.    This position will report directly to our VP of Human Resources.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

The Senior Manager, Talent Management & Acquisition is responsible for developing, communicating and executing a comprehensive strategy to drive an ongoing talent dialogue, empower top talent to own their development, and establish a performance driven culture. This individual will also create a strategy to successfully attract, hire and maintain a continuous pipeline of well qualified talent in a cost effective and timely fashion.
 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The Senior Manager, Talent Management & Acquisition will partner with the Executive Leadership Team as well as key leadership and management groups, and serve as a change agent in the cultural transformation efforts with Talent Management, Acquisition and Development for the enterprise.

  • Partner with business unit and functional leaders to identify and develop talent management strategies, identify gaps and plan processes to support business initiatives and priorities
  • Develop a strategic plan that ensures an inclusive and diverse talent pipeline and leadership approach in support of business objectives
  • Manage an ongoing talent portfolio and support the movement of high-potential talent (e.g., developing assessment processes, creating development plans, succession planning for top talent)
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive plan to build a sustainable talent pipeline and foster a talent mindset across the business unit
  • Partner with leadership on significant talent needs or initiatives; develop innovative solutions
  • Creatively build and deliver excellence in each stage of the talent acquisition process including: specifications of jobs, sourcing, employer branding, candidate engagement and experience, screening, selecting, hiring, and on-boarding
  • Develop high-potential programs, in partnership with internal human resource team and external resources as appropriate, that are aligned with the business strategies
  • Analyze research and trends; communicate and apply insights
  • Maintain a database of talent and talent information that can be leveraged for key talent decisions and succession planning
  • Serve as an expert advisor and partner to business unit and functional leaders in the design of talent-related strategies
  • Identify and develop relationships with industry thought leaders, consultants, vendors and partners
  • Develop relationships with emerging, key and succession talent
  • Develop and implement common talent language, tools and processes across the company
  • Partner with existing human resource team to search for qualified candidates according to relevant job criteria; review resumes and credentials for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements; and interview job applicants as appropriate

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated experience developing and using talent analytics to understand trends, establish strategic and agile talent practices, build compelling business cases and demonstrate effectiveness
  • A strategic thinker with a reputation for a proactive, practical and pragmatic approach
  • Demonstrated experience driving talent innovation and process improvement that enable the business to achieve its business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability building/fostering relationships and partnering with business & HR leaders to aggressively grow talent within an organization
  • High level of initiative and solid decision making skills
  • Must have the ability to identify, select, implement and quickly learn systems, processes, and procedures related to Talent Management and Performance Management systems and tools
  • Knowledge in all full lifecycle talent acquisition components including, but not limited to, sourcing, qualifying, networking, assessing, legal, job analysis, wage and salary trend
  • Exposure to and ability to develop best-in-class talent strategies and programs
  • Successful track record of implementing recruiting best practices and transforming an organization by leveraging talent as a competitive advantage.
  • Proven experience in understanding and implementing key talent acquisition tools and technologies.
  • Successful in building credible, trusting relationships with a broad array of managers and emerging talent
  • Strong business and financial acumen; clear understanding of how talent management systems and practices contribute to business results
  • Action orientation; improves business performance while enhancing personal career development; able to overcome barriers to make impactful change; comfortable with ambiguity
  • Attuned to external trends; applies insights to improve processes, practices, experience
  • Digitally savvy; experience leveraging social media and using various forms of technology to develop and engage talent
  • Proven ability to communicate with and influence a variety of audiences, including senior and executive leadership as well as emerging talent
  • Work effectively in high-pressure situations that require sound decision making and may involve confidential or sensitive matters
  • Exhibit project management and organizational skills
  • Thrive in an environment that is creative and collaborative and holds individuals responsible and accountable
  • Strong work ethic and sense of urgency

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field
  • 8+ years of progressive talent management and talent acquisition management experience
  • Experience working in Public Company including working with executive leadership teams, board of directors, and other employee groups
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, others as identified

 

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.

Sr. Manager, Total Rewards - Burnsville, Minnesota

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a Sr. Manager, Total Rewards who will be based in our Burnsville, Minnesota office.   Some travel may be required to our Iowa, Indiana and Oregon facilities.  This position will report directly to our VP of Human Resources.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

The Senior Manager, Total Rewards will have comprehensive oversight of all rewards programs for the entire Winnebago enterprise. Reporting to the VP, Human Resources, this position will provide strategic leadership and hands-on development and implementation for total rewards initiatives company-wide.  A proactive and innovative approach will be critical in ensuring that our rewards are competitive, and are understood and valued by our people managers and employees.  This will also include responsibility for creating and implementing executive compensation related processes and projects.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead the comprehensive strategy for total rewards, further developing compelling and innovative compensation and benefits programs aimed at attracting and retaining a highly talented workforce in a competitive environment
  • Complete oversight of all compensation programs, including the design, planning, implementation and communication of base cash compensation, variable compensation and equity programs at all levels, including executive compensation
  • Lead the design, strategy, annual planning and implementation of the company’s global benefit programs, including Health and Welfare, 401(k)/Retirement, Executive Benefits, Voluntary Benefits and Wellness initiatives
  • Align with Executive Leadership, the VP of HR and the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors on strategic plans and directions related to all compensation programs, specifically designing, developing, implementing, administering and maintaining a compensation structure, incorporating and linking compensation "best practices" policies and procedures
  • Provides thoughtful leadership to the human resources community and business leaders on pay decisions, pay guidelines, policy and guideline interpretation and job evaluation including the design of creative solutions to specific compensation related programs
  • Prepares reports and analysis to formulate recommendations on executive compensation programs; presents to senior leadership and the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Provide guidance and leadership to HR team. Perform market analysis to design the salary grade structure, recommend base increase budgets and base pay increase guidelines.
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of the executive and non-executive bonus and equity programs (including market analysis and budgets).
  • Regularly assess compensation offerings to ensure they remain competitive and aligned with business objectives. Partner with Legal to monitor regulatory landscape and ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Continuously evaluate rewards programs to ensure they are aligned with our business and talent strategies
  • Understand current national and local industry trends and broader best practices
  • Build and optimize compensation and benefits infrastructure, including key processes, relevant technology and communication vehicles
  • Educate managers to enable sound judgment and decision making for compensation decisions
  • Manage sales compensation governance with other key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with HR business partners to understand and address needs of various business unit and functional groups
  • Manage external partners for effective service delivery
  • Ensure legal compliance of all programs, including executive employment agreements
  • Oversee national plan design and benefit plan renewals and enhancements, including US Healthcare Reform / ACA compliance
  • Review and approve for job title creation (Director & above), creating titles as appropriate

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strategic Orientation: Capacity to engage in broad, complex analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Technical Expertise: Strong business and technical acumen using a data-driven approach
  • Thought Leadership: Translate external trends into innovative and creative practices
  • Market Insight: Strong understanding of how the global competitive landscape, governance and innovation trends affect the business
  • Results Orientation: Dedication to rigorously making and meeting commitments
  • Customer Impact: Passion for assessing the needs of the business and managers serving our employees
  • Collaboration & Influence: Build cross-functional partnerships to work effectively with peers and partners in and outside of the company
  • Building Capability: Relentless pursuit of scaling and optimizing the infrastructure required for compliance, efficiency and effectiveness of rewards delivery
  • Change Leadership: Capacity to transform, align and inspire others to pursue a new direction
  • Experience implementing compensation and benefit programs on a national scale
  • Proven track record of creating innovative, industry leading total reward strategies and programs
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and the ability to do so at all levels, particularly with C-level executives on strategic issues
  • Significant experience in using HR technology solutions to provide strong analytics and insights to the business to support decision making
  • Prior hands-on experience with due diligence, mergers and acquisitions
  • Experience managing relationships with 3rd party vendors, including compensation consultants, benefit providers and others
  • Strong business and financial acumen

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Human Resources, Business or related field
  • 8+ years of strong compensation and benefits leadership experience
  • Experience working in Public Company including working with executive leadership teams, boards of directors, and employee groups
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, others as identified

 

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.

Director of Lean Transformation - Burnsville, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Director of Lean Transformation will develop and execute a centralized continuous improvement strategy (Winnebago Business Systems) leading to the physical and cultural transformation of the organization into a culture of continuous improvement which will deliver bottom-liner results as well as establish our manufacturing factories as a differentiator from our competition in the RV industry (factories and processes selling our product).

 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The Director will partner with the Executive Leadership Team and serve as a change agent in the physical and cultural transformation as well as be responsible for the institutionalization of the continuous improvement system and corresponding methodologies (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma and change management) within the business.  The Director will also be accountable and responsible for leading, facilitating and managing continuous improvement projects and the supporting systems that are aligned with our business objectives and achieve the desired financial and operational outcomes within our business and the markets we serve.

  • Leads the development and deployment of continuous improvement system and the corresponding Lean roadmap
  • Leads the development and implementation of a Lean continuous improvement system and the corresponding support materials
  • Partners with and leads any external consulting teams contracted to expedite the implementation process
  • Coordinates and aligns targeted Kaizan projects to business objectives
  • Leads cross-functional and inter-departmental teams on large-scale, complex, continuous improvement projects
  • Provides functional continuous improvement support for the manufacturing locations including improvement of visual controls, 6S and all other elements of the House of Lean
  • Creates systems that ensures the sharing of best practices
  • Partners with Finance to develop tracking systems to track and report business results related to continuous improvement projects
  • Coaches and mentors leaders on continuous improvement methodologies
  • Teaches leaders how to coach and mentor

 

 

 

Critical Competencies

The Director of Lean Transformation should possess strong leadership experience, as well as a track record of continuous improvement and transformational success.  He or she will have a strong background demonstrating the application of Lean, Six Sigma analytics to transform an organization and address business problems.  In addition, the Director will have experience developing teaching materials as well as teaching classes on continuous improvement methodologies.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence and motivate teams
  • Ability to collaborate and partner
  • Strong financial business acumen with ability to tie operational actions to financial and business results and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate projects and training
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with and effectively leverage external consultants to deliver business results
  • Demonstrated ability to translate a vision into the development and execution of a strategy
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple concurrent projects and priorities
  • Action-oriented, self-starter who can delegate and be hands-on as situations deem appropriate
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point and analytical tools such as Minitab

 

Required Education and Experience

  • BS degree in Engineering (Industrial, Manufacturing preferrd)
  • Masters BA or Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering preferred
  • Black Belt Certification required
  • Master Black Belt Certification preferred
  • Change Management/Facilitation experience required
  • Experience leading complex projects and leading teams required
  • 5 years of durable goods manufacturing experience required.

 

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.

Product Cost Supervisor - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

 Winnebago Industries has an immediate need for a Product Cost Supervisor.

 

The primary objective of this position is to supervise and coordinate the workflow within the Cost Accounting department.  This includes such activities as working directly with the Cost Accounting Manager and the Product Managers to ensure that the unit costing/pricing for the Motorized Division is done correctly and in a timely manner.

 

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Review and approve monthly journal entries and reconciliations created by the Cost Accounting staff
  • Maintain/update standard labor cost and the standard cost of purchased parts
  • Assist with cost estimates for the Product Managers and other areas of the corporation
  • Work directly with the Inventory Accountants to assist in the physical inventories that are performed at the Motorized and Towables facilities

 

A degree in either Finance or Accounting 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.

Quality Engineer - Forest City, Iowa

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 Quality System Maintenance
  • Perform root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for quality process related concerns to prevent reoccurrence (internal and external quality issues)
  • Assist Quality manager in establishing, implementing, and maintaining the quality management system
  • Responsible for continual improvement activities to enhance the quality system, such as 5S, Kaizen lean methods, etc.
  • Develop training to build quality awareness
  • Interface with Engineering, Sales and Operations to ensure transfer to Production of new products are in accordance with approved data (APQP).
  • Support the Quality Inspectors to ensure products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system
  • Interface with suppliers & customers on quality concerns
  • Establish and maintain MRB process
  • Any other duties as assigned by the QA Manager

 

Experience Required:

  • University degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Quality role in the manufacture of durable goods
  • Previous work experience in the Quality department of two or more companies
  • Excellent written and oral communication with ability to positively motivate team members
  • 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), RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Action)
  • Sound knowledge of sample submission procedures
  • Sound knowledge of customers’ APQP activity procedures

 

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.

Motorized Business Unit Controller - Burnsville, Minnesota

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a Motorized Business Unit Controller who will be based in our Burnsville, Minnesota office.  There will be periodic travel to visit various plant locations currently located in Iowa, Indiana and Oregon.    This position will report directly to the Corporate Controller.
 

Primary Objective of Position

The Motorized Business Unit Controller position functions as a critical business partner with the business unit and financial management to effectively manage and control the business. Leads the financial staff within the business unit and is accountable for finance operations responsibilities including financial and business analysis, sales and P&L forecasting, and financial reporting.  Will also work closely with corporate financial staff, as required.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

 

  1. As a member of the Finance team, support financial reporting requirements including closing/consolidation, balance sheet reconciliations, reporting (daily, weekly and monthly for finance and business), and providing business review information.  (Key result:  Accurate financial information to make good business analysis and decisions.)
  • Work with business unit leadership team to set and drive execution of financial objectives, capital plans, and projects.  Supports the daily sales meeting to review actual sales and margin performance compared to monthly objectives for the business. 
  • Monthly report out of budget/forecast variances for the business unit and follow up actions to meet targets.  Analyze actual results and forecasts and provides recommendations to management to drive business results in order to achieve business unit financial goals.  Leads the process to develop and re-project forecasts for the business at the appropriate times.
  • Partner with the business unit to manage operational and working capital metrics to meet and/or exceed goals.
  • Review the performance of competitors and report on key issues to management.
  1. Establish processes, metrics and standardized reporting to develop a highly-efficient and effective accounting and reporting team for the business, specifically around product profitability (pricing, costing, variances, margins by series/line/plant, new product development support).  Work closely with the business leaders to ensure we can provide the data needed to meet the analysis needs of the business (customer information, market information, product information, cost information, key initiatives, etc.)  (Key result:  Timely and accurate information needed to have a profitable and growing business.) 
  • Lead target costing activities to create products that meeting predetermined price goals
  • Engage in ongoing cost reduction analyses in all product lines.
  • Must be able to effectively collaborate across the organization and positively influence business outcomes.  Must effectively communicate with business leaders across all functional disciplines.
  1. Ensure proper internal controls are in place and provide support for income statement and balance sheet reviews across the business. (Key Result:  No surprises and strong internal control environment.)
    • Maintain and improve the overall internal control environment and improve accuracy and safe-guarding of inventory, supplies, and fixed assets.
  2. Work with corporate on transactional coordination (A/R, A/P, Payroll, Capital, etc.) to improve coordination and add to the services where it makes sense for corporate to provide support.  (Key Result: Cost effective execution of transactional processes.)
    • Maintain accurate documentation for closing, standard setting, and all other financial processes and procedures and work to improve cycle times and accuracy.

 

Critical Competencies

  1. Strong leadership and presentation skills and the ability to explain and communicate financial results in an understandable and actionable format for decision-making purposes
  2. Strong computer and analytical skills

Required Education and Experience

1.   B.S. in accounting or finance (CPA and MBA preferred).

2.   5-10 years’ experience, business controller or key manager in a manufacturing/sales environment preferred, managing a staff, with an emphasis on reporting and variance analysis.

3.   High level of proficiency in spreadsheets and ERP/MRP systems.

 

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.

Quality Engineer - Junction City, Oregon

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 Quality System Maintenance
  • Performs root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for quality process related concerns to prevent reoccurrence (internal and external quality issues)
  • Assist Quality manager in establishing, implementing, and maintaining the quality management system
  • Responsible for continual improvement activities to enhance the quality system, such as 5S, Kaizen lean methods, etc.
  • Develops training to build quality awareness
  • 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
  • Establishes and maintains MRB process
  • Any other duties as assigned by the QA Manager

 

 

Experience Required:

 

  • University degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Quality role in the manufacture of durable goods
  • Previous work experience in the Quality department of two or more companies
  • Excellent written and oral communication with ability to positively motivate team members
  • 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), RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Action)
  • Sound knowledge of sample submission procedures
  • Sound knowledge of customers’ APQP activity procedures

 

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.

Hourly Positions Available

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 $13.70 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 $15.15 per hour with potential for incremental raises. 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