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 3,900 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

Plant Manager - Lake Mills, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

This beautiful facility in Lake Mills, Iowa has its leadership position open – is it for you?  This role will manage a well-established assembly plant that produces best-in-class motorhomes.  The right leader for this opportunity will be challenged with increasing production while maintaining a safe environment producing high quality products.  We are not immune to the hiring challenges within the manufacturing sector so we’ll turn to you to evaluate and build a sustainable hiring strategy.  You will be the one that ensures product is out on time, safety is priority and quality is bar-none. 

 

A few Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Enforce compliance with all safety rules and regulations and take prompt effective action concerning any potential safety hazard to ensure the well-being of all employees.

  • Assure all production areas are maintained in a neat, clean, and orderly condition to facilitate safety, efficiency, and employee morale.

  • Ensure production in the facility is performed in accordance with approved processes ensuring quality and safety of our products.

  • Oversee and participate in the preparation of the operations budget and conduct business within established thresholds.

  • Oversee the assigned production supervisors and all assigned personnel to maximize effectiveness in the performance of their responsibilities.

  • Develop and maintain a working climate conducive to a high level of employee engagement and motivation through employee involvement in Lean manufacturing and safety committees.

  • Be a champion of adoption and utilization of lean manufacturing principles.

 

What we’re looking for in Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Previous experience in a Plant Manager or equivalent position within a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience leading a vertically integrated assembly plant.

  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles.

  • Strong people leadership experience.

  • Prefer experience within durable goods.

  • Great communication skills.

 

What’s in it for You?

Lake Mills, Iowa is one of the neatest, cleanest towns you’ll experience.  Being only minutes from two major cities and 2 hours from Minneapolis, Lake Mills is a great location with a quintessential atmosphere.  We have an amazing school system, sweet golf course, and short commute.  The time to join Winnebago couldn’t be better as we’re transforming this iconic brand to one that enables extraordinary experiences while exploring the outdoor lifestyle.  We are proud to be American made for over 60 years.  If this excites you, apply today!

Commodity Manager (Direct) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a Commodity Manager who will be based in our Eden Prairie, Minnesota office.   Some travel may be required to our Iowa, Indiana and Oregon facilities.  This position will report directly to our Director of Enterprise Sourcing.

 

Primary Objective of Position

Guide and oversee sourcing staff for assigned commodity families to ensure uninterrupted flow of production material from qualified and capable suppliers that meets corporate, department, and product goals for cost, quality, service, and innovation.

 
  • Manage team of sourcing specialists for assigned commodity families

  • Track and report key performance indicators at the family, commodity, team, supplier, and individual levels

  • Attract and retain purchasing talent, providing feedback to individuals and management regarding performance and career progression

  • 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)

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • B.A. in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Engineering or related field. MBA/advanced degree a plus.

  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge.

  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.

  • Preferred 5+ years supply chain management, sourcing, or procurement.

  • Able to interpret technical data such as drawings, bills-of-material, or print packs.

  • 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.

Electrical Engineer - Junction City, Oregon

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for an Electrical Engineer who will be based in our Junction City, Oregon facility.  There may be periodic travel to visit various plant locations currently located in Iowa and Indiana.    

 

Primary Objective of Position:

Electrical engineer will develop, design, and document all related electrical components and subsystems used in RV products.  Product input and requirements will be provided by Product Management, Engineering Management, and Manufacturing Engineering under defined work direction.  Position requires an advanced body of knowledge of wiring and electrical systems used in RV products.  Position executes vision and plans for connectivity on Winnebago platforms.

 

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Essential Skills:

  • Responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of time schedules for the design, documentation, and testing of products.  Work closely with Program Control to schedule adequate time for development, design, documentation, and testing of each unit.
  • Responsible for all new designs that can be integrated into production and manufacturability of products.  Work with Manufacturing and Quality Control to ensure all new designs can efficiently be integrated into the production areas.  This will include giving both verbal and written communications.  Work with vendors as needed to develop cost-effective systems to be used in our RV products.
  • Coordinate with the Body Design group to allow an efficient development of new floorplans within Product Development.
  • Design products that conform to applicable codes and standards, including: NFPA, NEC, RVIA, NHTSA, FMVSS, CMVSS.
  • Research and present new processes, new material, and new products that will enhance the final product, improve quality, or lower the cost of the RV products to Management.
  • Works on defined design projects lasting up to six months and will make independent judgement on routine problems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Engineer or Engineering Manager as needed.
  • Develop and deliver connectivity component/systems that follow the Winnebago strategy, and support product life cycle plans across all of the Winnebago platforms.

 

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Four or more years of engineering experience in electric system development for new vehicle products would be preferred.
  • Experience in vehicle connectivity would be preferred.
  • Proficient in Siemens NX or similar CAD Modeling Systems.
  • Experience with Siemens Teamcenter would be beneficial.
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics Capital ECAD system would be beneficial.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Project experience with complex, multidiscipline programs would be beneficial.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Climb stairs.
  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl underneath RVs.
  • Use hands and arms to reach, grasp, and manipulate objects.

 

Working Environment:

  • Work usually takes place in a clean, pleasant, and comfortable office setting.
  • May need to visit production, Model Shop, and testing facility areas as needed and may be exposed to noise, air pollutants, etc.
Accounts Payable Accountant II - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

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

 

Sourcing Specialist - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position

Develop sourcing strategy for assigned commodity families to ensure uninterrupted flow of production material from qualified and capable suppliers that meets corporate, department, and product goals for cost, quality, service, and innovation.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Perform sourcing and supplier management duties for assigned commodities/families

  • Track and report key performance indicators at the family, commodity, supplier, and individual levels

  • 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

  • Develop, monitor, and report risk mitigation strategies

  • 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)

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • B.A. in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Engineering or related field.

  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge.

  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.

  • Preferred 2+ years supply chain management, sourcing, or procurement.

  • Able to interpret technical data such as drawings, bills-of-material, or print packs.

  • 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.

Commodity Manager (Indirect) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

This role is key to establishing strategy & processes for our indirect commodity business.  This is our first time focusing on indirect commodities and this Manager will be a big part of shaping and owning it.  If you get energy by being a pioneer, building programs and partnerships, this is a great opportunity to begin your career with us.  This critical role is an incubator for our future leaders within Operations.   And of course, if you love to find & save money and negotiate deals – this is your dream job.

 

A Few Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Work with functional area leaders to develop indirect project SOW and performance parameters

  • Develop, qualify, and rationalize indirect sources

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external counterparts

  • Develop Grow, Fix, Maintain, Exit strategies for supply base to meet objectives and drive supplier rationalization activity

  • Establish individual and commodity level goals for cost reduction initiatives

  • Develop, monitor, and report risk mitigation strategies

  • Understand assigned families’ cost-drivers and stay informed of market fluctuations, industry changes, and potential risk to delivery, quality, and/or price

  • Identify opportunities to reduce cost, improve quality, and standardize

 

What we’re looking for in Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Engineering, or related field.  MBA/Graduate degree preferred.

  • 5 – 7 year’s indirect supply chain management, sourcing and/or procurement experience required.

  • Experience within a durable goods manufacturer or similar preferred.

  • 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.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications.

  • Strong collaboration and influential management skills as evident by cross function alignment and delivery of initiatives.

  • Strong leadership experience with the proven ability to empower others.

 

What’s in it for You?

This is a role that will challenge you.  It will not be easy but with the support of a flexible and agile team, this experience will prepare you for the next step.  By being a part of building the foundation, you’ll really make a difference from the bottom-line to the top.  Our hope is for this to be the beginning of your career path with us and you will want future growth opportunities.  Be a part of the transformation of an iconic brand to one that enables extraordinary experiences while exploring the outdoor lifestyle for our customers to travel, live, work and play.  We’d love to hear from you! 

 

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

Corporate Accounting Manager - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Corporate Accounting Manager is a key leader responsible for managing the period-end financial closings and consolidations.  Partner with other business and functional areas partners to ensure combined operating results are appropriately accounted for in accordance with Winnebago’s financial policies and US GAAP.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Lead the monthly financial close process to ensure timely and accurate submission of consolidated financial statements.
  • Responsible for the review of the completeness and accuracy of monthly, quarterly and annual journal entries and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
  • Build a collaborative team of accounting professionals and oversee their day-to-day activities.
  • Lead cross functional accounting projects; define implement and maintain processes and procedures to strengthen and improve the monthly accounting process.
  • Develop team/culture which understands the accounting systems and leverage this understanding to strengthen and improve financial processes.
  • Responsible for general ledger account set up in financial software and master data.
  • Assist in budget preparation, monthly financial variance analysis and ad hoc reporting.
  • Continuously identify opportunities for process improvements, internal controls and automation in the month-end close process and successfully implement these improvements.
  • Support the External Reporting Manager in development of external reporting.
  • Updates accounting financial control policies annually.
  • Support internal and external auditors with control testing and other documentation requests.
  • Key business partner in system upgrades or enhancements.
  • Maintain and oversee allocations update in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Maintain objective evidence for Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance and assist on developing corrective actions, if required.

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Self-motivated and driven – strives to deliver great results and drive continuous improvement, gets things done
  • Strong time-management, analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Requires strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to work effectively with all levels and functions
  • Ability to connect with people – fosters strong partnerships, interacts well with employees at all levels
  • Ability to think critically – recognizes connections, translates goals into action, uses strong judgment to make choices in alignment with strategy and company culture/values
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment
  • Demonstrates curiosity and courage – has an interest in learning and understanding “whys”, asks questions, shares his/her point of view
  • Excellent MS Office skills, particularly Excel, are required
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX preferred

 

Education & Experience

  • BS/BA in Accounting
  • 10+ years of experience with a strong understanding of GAAP

 

Additional

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

Director of Supply Chain - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Director of Supply Chain will establish and implement a clear supply chain strategy that is aligned with Winnebago branded business needs and provide a competitive advantage as it relates to supply base, logistics and materials management.  Through partnerships with Operations & Grand Design leaders, the Director will find appropriate synergies (financial and non-financial) that create cohesion throughout the enterprise.  The Director will understand and manage risks associated with the external supply chain and develop processes and strategies to provide the highest service levels possible for material availability to Winnebago Industries manufacturing operations.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The Director of Supply Chain will lead and direct all facets of supply chain management including, but not limited to, procurement, strategic sourcing, logistics, warehousing, inventory management, material forecasting, capacity and production planning and master scheduling in support of all Winnebago manufacturing operations.  The Director will be responsible for directing the activities of all functions involved in the purchasing, planning, warehousing and control of materials from the receipt of forecasting replenishment needs to the delivery of the finished product into finished goods inventory.

  • Manages inventory and establishes controls to ensure Winnebago Industries is operating at the highest level of performance based on key performance metrics and minimized supply chain risk

  • Develops strategies, policies, procedures, and overall team to optimize value of the entire function in creating a world class materials management group

  • Manages annual budgets to be at or below target.  Recognition of cost saving efforts encouraged.

  • Maintains compliance with all regulatory requirements and ethical standards related to procurement

  • Develops and continuously improves supplier programs

  • Organizes and facilitates supplier symposiums

  • Participates in existing and new product planning processes to assure timely acquisition of materials to support product launches

  • Participates in the design and implementation of new ERP system and optimize its use

  • Leads negotiation efforts for major contracts

  • Establishes annual goals and objectives in alignment with enterprise objectives, and manages performance to ensure attainment

 

Critical Competencies

The Director of Supply Chain should possess strong leadership experience, as well as a track-record of continuous improvement and transformational successes.  He/she will have a strong background in managing overall supply chain systems utilizing the latest advances in technology and lean processes to transform an organization and address business problems.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence / motivate teams

  • Ability to collaborate and partner with internal and external colleagues

  • Strong financial business acumen with ability to tie operational actions to financial and business results and objectives

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability to develop and execute overall supply chain strategies that are competitive and in cases breakthrough

  • Able to assess and quantify supply chain risks and developing mitigating strategies

  • 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 PowerPoint and analytical tools such as Minitab

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • MBA or similar graduate degree - highly preferred

  • 15 year’s supply chain management experience

  • CPIM and/or CSCP preferred

  • Change Management/Facilitation experience required

  • Experience leading complex projects and leading teams required

  • 5 years of durable goods manufacturing experience required

  • Previous budget management responsibility

  • Willingness to travel (50%+)

 

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

Lean Specialist III - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Lean Specialist III will be a leader and key contributor within the Lean Transformation Department, helping to develop 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 Lean Specialist III will collaborate with the Operations Leadership Team and serve as a change agent in the physical and cultural transformation as well as be a key resource for the institutionalization of the continuous improvement system and corresponding methodologies (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma and change management) within the business.  The Lean Specialist III 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.

  • Assists with the development and deployment of continuous improvement system and the corresponding Lean roadmap

  • Participates in the creation of the enterprise Lean standardized tool kit

  • Helps develop the Lean training strategy and trains Winnebago employees as assigned

  • Leads Kaizen events, both short-term blitzes and extended duration Kaizen projects to meet business objectives

  • Provides functional continuous improvement support for all manufacturing locations including improvement of visual controls, 6S and all other elements of the House of Lean

  • Incorporates Continuous Improvement Best Practices through past experiences and internal and external benchmarking

  • Assists with the development and deployment of tracking systems and metrics to track and report business results related to continuous improvement projects

  • Coaches and mentors leaders on Lean/Continuous Improvement methodologies

 

Critical Competencies

The Lean Specialist III should possess strong leadership experience and be able to act in the place of the Director of Lean transformation as necessary, as well as have a proven track record of Continuous Improvement and transformational success.  He or she will have a strong background demonstrating the application of Lean tools and Six Sigma analytics to transform an organization and address business problems.  In addition, the Lean Specialist III 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

  • 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 lead, facilitate and be hands-on

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office applications and specifically, Visio

 

Required Education and Experience

  •  BS degree, preferably in Engineering, Manufacturing Science or Materials

  • Masters BA or Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering preferred

  • Black Belt Certification required in Lean and/or Six Sigma

  • 10+ years of direct experience with a minimum of 5 years managing others within operations in a manufacturing company

  • 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 your resume online to careers@winnebagoind.com.

WCO Materials Manager - Junction City, OR

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Materials Manager will ensure purchased and manufactured parts and assemblies availability while meeting Quality requirements, and maintaining an optimal inventory at the lowest total cost of ownership.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The WCO (West Coast Operations) Materials Manager will work within the Materials Department and collaboratively with other stakeholder departments, and is accountable for:

  • Maintaining a stable process to identify and communicate to producing, internal plants, Purchasing and the Warehouse(s), shortages and potential shortages, and the proper priorities/critical due dates.

  • Participate in the resolution of shortages and potential shortages, assuring material availability.

  • Assuring that the proper planning and ordering of manufactured and purchased parts is in line with WCO needs.

  • Planning and maintaining WCO work orders to meet the Master Schedule for WCO produced Motorhomes.

  • Collaborating with the SIOP team, meeting the requirements of the Week 2 Supply Planning activities.

  • Manage Warehouse Leader/Manager, assuring the proper receipt, put-away, picking and delivering of parts to the using departments; the Water Spiders will report to the Warehouse leader/Manager.

  • Manage the Material Department personnel which includes:

    • WCO Warehouse Manager

    • Parts Coordinators

    • Any WCO-specific Buyers on a dotted line basis

    • Logistics personnel

  • Collaborate with Purchasing to identify and resolve supplier issues and system planning parameter issues.

  • Collaborate with the producing plants to identify and resolve delivery issues with the parts they produce.

  • Assure accuracy of perpetual and WIP inventory at WCO; collaborate in maintaining optimal inventories of purchased and manufactured parts.

  • Active department participation in resolving discrepancies in order and received quantities.

  • Proactively communicate to Suppliers and internal producers, specific material management and flow requirements; active departments support for PFEP (Plan For Every Part) and other Lean, Quality and Purchasing activities.

  • Manage the department budget; annual budgeting of expenses and capital equipment needs.

  • Department participation in support of Sourcing initiatives.

  • Assure proper execution of inbound and outbound Logistics activities.

  • Ensure proper training and on-boarding for department personnel.

 

Critical Competencies

The WCO Materials Manager should possess strong leadership experience, enabling the development of a highly-capable, proactive department and providing value-added collaboration with other departments.  Specific competencies desired include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence and motivate teams.

  • Ability to collaborate and partner.

  • Proven experience and working knowledge of Continuous Improvement methodologies and tools.

  • Strong financial business acumen with ability to tie operational actions to financial and business results and objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate multiple, concurrent projects and training.

  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills at all levels of an organization.

  • Action-oriented, self-starter who can lead, facilitate and be hands-on

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office applications and specifically, Visio

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Required: BS degree, preferably in Manufacturing Science or Materials

  • Desired: Masters BA or Materials

  • 5+ years of materials management experience or equivalent

  • Positions held within quality, supply chain, etc.

  • Experience leading complex projects and leading teams required

  • 5 years of durable goods manufacturing experience required

 

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

Product Planner II - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a Product Planner.  This position will be based in our Forest City, Iowa facility.

 

Winnebago Industries, headquartered in Forest City, Iowa, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles primarily for leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.  The company builds high-quality motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth-wheel products.  The company is publicly held with over 3,900 employees with significant presence in North Iowa; Middlebury, Indiana; Junction City, Oregon; and Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

The primary objective of the Product Planner position is to provide product definition and direction to facilitate the efficient and successful development, production and marketing of the assigned product series.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

 

  • Develop successful features and floorplans for product lines that meet revenue and profit objectives
  • Lead the front end of new product development efforts and assist product manager for product lifecycle management of assigned products.
  • Create and maintain accurate and complete product plans for assigned products
  • Create, lead, and analyze voice of the customer research to support new product development
  • Use User Experience (UX) design principles and iterative prototyping best practices to drive innovation
  • Provide regular updates, and recommendations for Multigenerational Product Plan (MGPP)
  • Efficient and accurate analysis, forecasting and reporting for assigned industry segments
  • Lead new product mockup and new floorplan development
  • Lead warranty and cost reduction teams for assigned products
  • Develop expert product knowledge of competition and market conditions
  • Assist sales team with competitive comparisons, product training materials and product training
  • Provide sales support at RV shows
  • Provide product information for marketing, retail inquiries and to assist owner relations

 

Position requires:

  • Excellent Collaborative skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills
  • Moderate travel in United States. 

 

Preferred:

  • Design software experience- especially Unigraphics and Microsoft Team Center
  • Microsoft AX familiarity
  • Mainframe experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • UX design training and 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.

Electrical Engineer - Forest City

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for an Electrical Engineer who will be based in our Forest City, Iowa headquarters.  

 

Primary Objective of Position:

Electrical engineer will develop, design, and document all related electrical components and subsystems used in RV products.  Product input and requirements will be provided by Product Management, Engineering Management, and Manufacturing Engineering under defined work direction.  Position requires an advanced body of knowledge of wiring and electrical systems used in RV products.  Position executes vision and plans for connectivity on Winnebago platforms.

 

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Essential Skills:

  1. Responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of time schedules for the design, documentation, and testing of products.  Work closely with Program Control to schedule adequate time for development, design, documentation, and testing of each unit.
  2. Responsible for all new designs that can be integrated into production and manufacturability of products.  Work with Manufacturing and Quality Control to ensure all new designs can efficiently be integrated into the production areas.  This will include giving both verbal and written communications.  Work with vendors as needed to develop cost-effective systems to be used in our RV products.
  3. Coordinate with the Body Design group to allow an efficient development of new floorplans within Product Development.
  4. Design products that conform to applicable codes and standards, including: NFPA, NEC, RVIA, NHTSA, FMVSS, CMVSS.
  5. Research and present new processes, new material, and new products that will enhance the final product, improve quality, or lower the cost of the RV products to Management.
  6. Works on defined design projects lasting up to six months and will make independent judgement on routine problems.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Engineer or Engineering Manager as needed.
  8. Develop and deliver connectivity component/systems that follow the Winnebago strategy, and support product life cycle plans across all of the Winnebago platforms.

 

 

Essential Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  2. Four or more years of engineering experience in electric system development for new vehicle products would be preferred.
  3. Experience in vehicle connectivity would be preferred.
  4. Proficient in Siemens NX or similar CAD Modeling Systems.
  5. Experience with Siemens Teamcenter would be beneficial.
  6. Experience with Mentor Graphics Capital ECAD system would be beneficial.
  7. Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  8. Project experience with complex, multidiscipline programs would be beneficial.

 

Physical Requirements:

  1. Lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  2. Climb stairs.
  3. Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  4. Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl underneath RVs.
  5. Use hands and arms to reach, grasp, and manipulate objects.

Working Environment:

  1. Work usually takes place in a clean, pleasant, and comfortable office setting.
  2. May need to visit production, Model Shop, and testing facility areas as needed and may be exposed to noise, air pollutants, etc.
EMS Security Nurse

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a Security EMS Nurse.  This position will be based in our Forest City, Iowa headquarters.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

Provide first aid treatment to Winnebago Industries employees.  Coordinate all first aid and ambulance services for Winnebago Industries.  Coordinate doctor appointments with Forest City Clinic.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  1. To provide first aid treatment to Winnebago Industries employees.
  2. To conduct Audiometric Tests on new employees and annual tests on employees in areas designated.  To notify those employees whom have sustained shifts in their hearing based on OSHA standards.
  3. To conduct Pulmonary Function Tests on employees required having the test based on OSHA standards.
  4. To conduct quarterly AED training for all Winnebago Security Officers.
  5. To conduct ongoing first aid training to Winnebago Security Officers.
  6. To maintain thorough and confidential health records in First Aid.
  7. To maintain thorough training records on Winnebago Security Officers.
  8. To assist Security Officers in any other areas as needed.
  9. Audit ambulance run sheets.
  10. Inspect the ambulance weekly.
  11. Maintain AED Test records.
  12. Conduct drug screen testing on new employees.
  13. Attend ongoing training to maintain all needed certifications and licenses for EMS programs.

 

Education Requirements:

  • RN Degree

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:

Specialty Vehicles Cabinet Installation

Position Description:

Build and install custom cabinets based on customer needs.  The candidate must have the ability to read blueprints and be creative when determining the fit and finish of interior cabinetry.  The tools that will be used are hand tools, chemicals, saws, hammers, cabinetry equipment, ladders/scaffolding.

RV Technician - Electrician

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, automatic transfer systems, Firefly systems, and distribution panels. Have the ability to perform 12-volt battery testing. Some modifications to repairs may be required if original parts are no longer available. All work will be documented on work orders. There will be occasions where repairs will need to be reviewed 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 provide the necessary training to make it happen.  

RV Technician - Junction City

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.

Production Assemblers - Forest City, Iowa

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, 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.  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