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

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.

Accounts Payable Accountant II - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Process invoices timely and accurately, prioritizing by cash discount potential in order to achieve greatest benefit for the Company. This is accomplished through the use of Microsoft Dynamics AX (“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

 

A minimum of a 2-year degree in accounting or 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.

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.

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.

Sr. Materials and Logistics Manager - Eden Prairie, Minnesota / Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

 

Primary Objective of Position:

The Materials and Logistics Manager will develop and execute a comprehensive multi-site Materials and Logistics strategy for the manufacturing operations which will optimize material flow, establish best in class inventory controls and eliminate shortages. This role will implement and utilize strategies such as Kanbans, Supermarkets, Kitting, Milk Runs, etc. to ensure product is shipped, stored, delivered, and presented in the most efficient manner. This role will be responsible for the physical and cultural transformation of the organization as it relates to materials management.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The Materials and Logistics Manager will report to the Director of Supply Chain and partner with the Director of Lean Transformation to institutionalization world class materials management strategies as well as leading all day to day activities associated with warehousing, material delivery, material shipments and material presentation.

  • Responsible for the following material functions
    • Warehouse (all non-WIP)
    • Inbound/Outbound Logistics
    • Reverse Logistics
    • Line Design
    • PFEP
    • Production Control
    • Material Handling (inter and intra-plant)
  • Leads the development and deployment of continuous improvement strategies within materials function
  • Responsible for SQDC as it relates to all material functions
  • Coordinates and aligns targeted Kaizen projects to business objectives
  • Coaches and mentors leaders on continuous improvement methodologies
  • Ensures appropriate training for all staff
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory bodies as it relates to shipping
  • Management of Foreign Trade Zone

Critical Competencies

The Materials and Logistics Manager should possess strong leadership experience, as well as a track-record of continuous improvement and transformational successes. He/she will have a strong background demonstrating the application of Lean, Six Sigma tools to transform the materials functions.

  • Customer-centric
  • Results oriented
  • Innovative
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence / motivate teams
  • Ability to collaborate and partner
  • Demonstrated ability to translate a vision into the development and execution of a materials strategy
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • 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 PowerPoint and analytical tools such as Minitab

 

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree required

Experienced in Line Design and PFEP

Lean certification preferred

Change Management experience

Experience leading complex projects and leading teams

10 years of materials and inventory management

 

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 email your resume to hr@winnebagoind.com.

Senior AX Developer - Eden Prairie, 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

Director, Solutions Delivery - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

The Director, Solutions Delivery (DSD) is responsible for providing leadership, planning, and execution for the Winnebago’s software / application development initiatives.   The successful individual will oversee the entire technology development process, from partnering with the business stakeholders to developing cost justifications and negotiating requirements to planning, implementing, testing and supporting all software development and business intelligence initiatives.   The successful candidate will be responsible for setting and enforcing development standard toolsets and best practices.  The DSD is responsible for ensuring that a full systems development life cycle approach is used to manage project/program execution from inception through delivery. The DSD provides leadership to cross-functional teams and direction for technical and business resources. As part of an overall project management infrastructure, the DSD manages methodology driven quality planning and monitors/controls quality of deliverables to assure effective project execution through customer acceptance. Key relationships are maintained with business unit managers to form alliances on projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements/conflicts, and vendor contract clarification

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Leadership in the design, development, deployment of business systems and software solutions, i.e. enterprise resource planning, web delivery and mobile enabled information systems
  • Life cycle management, maintenance, support and upgrades of existing systems and applications
  • Ensuring business solutions are well architected and consider new, existing, and planned technologies to provide reusable investments that provide maximum utility and return on investment
  • Developing and communicating a common understanding of business systems and supporting processes (including change processes)
  • Working with business partners to ensure people, process, and technology opportunities are well planned, communicated and executed

 

Critical Competencies

The ideal candidate possesses 15+ years of experience with a large global or multinational company and/or an organization known for its knowledge and experience in developing world-class business-enabling technology.  The candidate will need to bring a unique mix of instant professional credibility and personal power based on knowledge, expertise and existing reputation broadly in the area of information technology.  The candidate will be a strong strategic thinker and will have led the development of innovative technological business solutions.  The candidate will have a track record of implementing those theories, concepts, and ideas successfully across a global organization.  The ideal candidate is both flexible and adaptable.  The candidate is able to integrate quickly into an organization, is able to build strong relationships with senior business and technology leaders, and is able to operate across all areas of a global organization.  This candidate will have a strong track record for developing and advancing leaders within their organizations.  Strong listening and interpersonal skills are required to balance interests of multiple stakeholders throughout the organization.

 

Leadership & Management Behavioral Competencies

  • Drives Innovative Business Improvements:  Develops new insights into solutions that result in organizational improvements; promotes a work environment that fosters creative thinking, innovation and rational risk-taking
  • Balances Immediate and Long-Term Priorities: Seeks to meet critical objectives while considering the impact of those decisions and activities on the ability to achieve long-term goals.
  • Delivers Results: Focuses on the critical few objectives that add the most value and channels own and others' energy to consistently deliver results that meet or exceed expectations.
  • Imports and Exports Good Ideas:  Relentlessly seeks, shares and adopts ideas and best practices in and outside the Company and embraces change introduced by others.
  • Develops and Inspires Others:  Builds and maintains relationships that motivate, guide, and/or reinforce the performance of others toward goal accomplishments.  Develops self and others to improve performance in current role and to prepare for future roles; seeks and provides feedback and coaching to enhance performance.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study is required as a minimum and a master’s degree is preferable
  • Exceptional business acumen, leadership and communication skills, enabling them to operate credibly with senior most operating leaders
  • Demonstrated excellence in leading both development and operational support teams.
  • Strong familiarity with process management techniques with the ability to establish and define processes, interrelationships, key controls and to continuously monitor and improve processes to facilitate the efficient and effective execution of business activities.
  • Use of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies in delivery of IT solutions.
  • Exemplary people development and leadership skills - proven track record of successfully attracting, developing, and leading world-class teams; and driving success across a complex business.
  • Track record of success executing and delivering results in a matrixed, multi-unit organization.
  • Experience implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is strongly preferred.
  • Executive presence; ability to translate technology into business terms and to influence outcomes with key stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate to technical and business resources with equal aptitude.
  • Proven track record of success in initiating and implementing large scale ERP and business intelligence solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to drive technology innovation to solve key business problems.

 

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 email your resume to hr@winnebagoind.com.

Director of Enterprise Quality - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Enterprise Quality Director will develop, implement and manage the corporate quality management systems and all corresponding process and programs across all Winnebago sites to ensure quality is built into the product we produce, thus delivering the highest quality and most reliable products offered in the market to our customers as well as ensuring we meet all regulatory requirements.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The Director will have the responsibility of building and leading the Quality Assurance team and ensuring at all times, full compliance, with all system requirements as well as product specifications. Partner with all functional areas of Operations to ensure that all quality improvement programs and system plans are in place and being executed properly.

  • Ensure the vision, mission, and quality philosophy is updated, communicated, and understood corporately
  • Recommend processes and systems within the quality department to ensure that the quality assurance function enhances the business goals
  • Direct the auditing processes in a timely manner, ensuring schedules and audits are completed in a timely manner and at the highest achievable level
  • Partner with Service and Product Development to monitor customer or dealer complaints and make recommendations for immediate corrective action
  • Direct the validation of quality systems utilizing ERP
  • Concentrating efforts on strategic planning projects while not losing sight of short term customer quality issues ensuring they are addressed quickly and effectively
  • Creates systems that ensures the sharing of best practices
  • Review and ensure that all systems and processes enhance the business and strive toward this goal, while remaining in full compliance
  • Coach and mentor leaders on a consistent highly communicated quality message and vision
  • Ensure effective and efficient personnel cross-training is in place to always assure product quality

 

Critical Competencies

The Enterprise Quality Director should possess strong leadership experience, as well as being innovative, knowledgeable, and intensely committed to ensuring that every product that we produce meets customer expectations. He or she will have a strong background demonstrating responsibility of developing, maintaining, auditing, and enhancing corporate quality management systems. In addition, the Director will have a proven record of accomplishment of ensuring compliance and assuring products are manufactured of high quality to enhance business goals.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence and motivate teams
  • Ability to collaborate and partner
  • Ability to exercise strong judgement to balance business needs and achieve objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate projects and training
  • 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 (Manufacturing, Quality preferred)
  • Master Degree preferred
  • ASQ Certified
  • Implementation of QMS for a large manufacturing organization
  • Experienced with complex sub-systems and mechanisms (including connected devices) as well as testing and integration of these systems
  • Evaluation and certification of third-party quality systems
  • Led an organization through ISO certification
  • 10+ years of durable goods manufacturing experience required (preferably automotive or agriculture OEM)
  • Experienced in quality systems required to support annual new product introduction
  • Experienced in developing and maintaining PFMEA
  • Previous experience implementing quality within ERP systems is desirable
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills, especially with data analysis and proven experience working with failure analysis, FMEA (Failure Modes & Effects Analysis), FMECA (Failure Modes, Effects & Criticality analysis)
  • Recent experience working with Lean manufacturing and/or Six Sigma methodologies  (e.g. Kaizen, 4Q, Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement, DMAIC, Gemba/Genba, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), etc.).  Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt (SSGB or SSBB) certification is a plus.

 

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.

Director of Enterprise Safety - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Enterprise Safety Director will lead the development and implementation of a EHS system across all Winnebago sites that builds and ensures a culture and performance of zero harm.  Provides support to all sites ensuring alignment to the EHS management system.  Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations regarding health, safety and the environment.  Develop and implement audit programs to achieve corporate and plant level compliance for health, safety and environmental programs.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The Director will be responsible for recommending and deploying corporate health, safety, and environmental policies, programs, and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory statutes, rules and regulations including OSHA, EPA, DOT, and other regulatory agencies. Develop and manage internal audit programs to ensure operational effectiveness and compliance in these areas. The Director will also be accountable and responsible for providing leadership and coaching to internal company resources to evaluate, identify, and reduce the risk of loss to Winnebago Industries and other stakeholders through the application of health, safety, environmental principles and knowledge of laws and regulations.

  • Leads the development and implementation of health and safety programs for the corporation
  • Provide leadership and direction for internal safety resources to ensure collaboration and sharing of best practices on safety policies, programs, and procedures
  • Assures compliance and continuous improvements of programs, policies, and procedures with developed and structured audits
  • Drives prevention and risk reduction programs to improve safety and health programs, policies, and procedures, providing training and awareness of industry practices and changes
  • Conduct and/or review all accident investigations and report on a regular basis, while providing trend analysis of concerns to lead to potential improvements
  • Provide benchmark safety programs and policies and review techniques and programs to ensure continuous improvement for our safety and health programs
  • Performs plant and program audits to ensure regulatory compliance and partners with management and engineering to provide reduced employee exposure to hazards and risks
  • Empower employees to behave safely and champion employee growth and development with training programs
  • Coach and mentor leaders on promoting a safe, clean, and healthy working environment
  • Teaches leaders how to coach and mentor

 

Critical Competencies

The Enterprise Safety Director should possess the core value of proactive interventions and preventions, as well as a track-record of measurement and compliance to drive the full scope of behavior change. He or she will have a strong background demonstrating the ability to create and maintain a positive, successful safety first culture. In addition, the Director should possess strong leadership experience.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence and motivate teams
  • Ability to collaborate and partner
  • Ability to exercise strong judgement to balance business needs and achieve objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate projects and training
  • 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

Required Education and Experience

  • BS degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Engineering, or related science
  • Master Degree preferred
  • Professional Certification preferred (CSP, ASP)
  • 8-10 years of professional safety experience required
  • Experience as technical expert in industrial safety
  • 5 years of durable goods manufacturing experience required
  • Implemented enterprise-wide safety system

 

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.

Operations Controller - Eden Prairie, 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.

Director of Lean Transformation - Eden Prairie, 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.

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