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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

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.

Business Analyst - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

This role is the primary IT focal point for business stakeholders in Finance and related functions. It ensures that opportunities for business improvement are identified and addressed with the right technology solutions.  The incumbent is the expert in future-state Winnebago applications such as ERP, and introduces creative uses of applications to address business problems.  He/she is responsible for managing a prioritized portfolio of projects, defining business requirements, and testing solutions to ensure they meet expectations.  The role manages ongoing communication with the business on project and operational performance.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Learn the business and document business processes.  Proactively evaluate and recommend opportunities for process improvements through application of information technology solutions or operational changes.  Lead projects to perform these assessments and recommendations.
  • Develop functional expertise in future-state Winnebago applications such as ERP.  Identify creative uses of applications to address business problems. Stay abreast of industry best practices in the use of information technologies, and lead their introduction within Winnebago
  • Establish and manage a prioritized portfolio of IT projects with clearly defined business cases.    Oversee project delivery on behalf of the business owner(s), ensuring they are accomplished within expectations.
  • Partner with the business to define, document and prioritize business requirements. Establish user test criteria and perform and coordinate user testing to ensure solutions meet expectations. Lead the development and delivery of user training.
  • Act as the primary liaison between business stakeholders and the IT function.  Provide ongoing communication to the business on project status and operational performance. Coordinate the resolution of any significant issues, working with the broader IT function. 
  • Act as a team/project lead if needed on designated projects or assignments

 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills with experience in process analysis techniques and tools
  • Ability to lead through influence at peer and executive levels
  • Executive level communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Competency in developing and delivering presentations, using MS-Office tools
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Finance, Information Technology, or related field
  • Experience as a BA or in IT roles involving direct interaction with business leadership
  • Experience with leading or participating in business change initiatives
  • Experience with implementing ERP or other packaged solutions.  Microsoft AX experience strongly preferred.

 

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.

Human Resources Coordinator - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

Play a key role in providing administrative support to the Human Resources team.  Assist in full life cycle of recruiting, interview and onboarding processes.  Facilitate interview scheduling, candidate communications and follow-up.  Work directly with Talent Management team members to support various department and organizational initiatives, projects and day to day HR processes.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Reporting to the Director of Talent Management, this position will play a critical role in assisting the Talent Management team in hiring and developing great talent, though will also provide a broad range of support for a variety of HR processes and projects, including but not limited to training, performance management, employee relations, and compensation.

 

  • Coordinate calendars and scheduling for candidate phone and in-person interviews
  • Manage pre-employment screenings process and maintain corresponding reports and documents
  • Providing administrative support in the areas of employee recruitment, hiring, retention, and evaluation
  • Assist with new hire onboarding and terminated employee processes
  • Collaborate with HR teams within each business unit to ensure alignment of recruiting processes and efforts
  • Ensure a consistent and brand-right candidate and new hire experience is being delivered
  • At times, may assist Total Rewards team with compensation and benefits projects as needed
  • Other HR related projects and tasks as requested

 

 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong technical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • 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
  • Demonstrates curiosity and courage – has an interest in learning and understanding “whys”, asks questions, shares his/her point of view

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required – Human Resources, Business, Psychology or related major is preferred
  • A minimum of 1 to 3 years of HR experience is required
  • Experience with all aspects of talent acquisition, including sourcing and interviewing; involvement in contributing to or making selection decisions is a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – ability to create/manipulate documents using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Minimal travel 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:

Primary Objective of Position:

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.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • 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.

 

Business Intelligence Manager - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Business Intelligence (BI) Manager is responsible for establishing the business intelligence requirements of Winnebago, defining, and maintaining the information and technology solutions to support those requirements, and delivering BI capabilities in accordance with defined roadmaps.   The incumbent works with executive leadership team, business stakeholders, peers in IT, and external vendors to perform their duties.  The role provides leadership and technical direction to a team of internal and external resources.  The position reports to the Director of Solutions Delivery. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Work with business stakeholders and IT Business Analysts to determine both market-facing and operational business intelligence needs of Winnebago.  Establish and manage a delivery roadmap based on business value and execution feasibility. 
  • Establish the information and technology architectures needed to support the BI requirements of the company.  This includes processes and standards for data definition, capture, management, and delivery; and standards for BI technologies and tools.  
  • Work with business stakeholders and IT partners to define projects for delivering BI capabilities.  Provide technical and execution leadership to a team of developers to design solutions and successfully deliver projects within time, cost, and scope expectations.  Select and manage external vendor partners as needed to deliver capabilities.
  • Manage a team of BI developers, DBA’s, data analysts and data scientists. Manage performance and development for direct reports.    Ensure that appropriate skills are maintained on the team through hiring, development, retention, and realignment of talent as necessary. 
  • Provide ongoing communication to business and IT partners on project status and BI-related operational performance. Coordinate the resolution of any significant issues, working with the broader IT function. 
  • Stay abreast of industry best practices in BI technologies and applications, and proactively lead their introduction within Winnebago

 

 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills focusing on market and operational data analytics
  • Strong results orientation.  Ability to lead and motivate a team to deliver to expectations
  • Executive level communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Computer Science, MIS, Data Science, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with delivering BI capabilities in a manufacturing or retail organization.
  • Technical expertise in defining and designing BI solutions and architectures
  • Experience managing teams in the areas of business analytics / business intelligence
  • Experience with Microsoft BI tools and platforms highly desirable. 

 

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.

 

Benefits Manager, Health and Welfare Plans - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective:

Participates in the design, communication and administration of the Employee Health and Welfare, Dental and Voluntary Benefit Plans.  Serves as the Privacy Official for the Winnebago Industries Health Plans.  Oversee and maintain all compliance requirements, including HIPAA, COBRA and ACA.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Partners with the Total Rewards Director and Benefits Broker in proposing the design and costing of Winnebago Industries Group Health and Welfare and Dental Plans, as well as the Voluntary Benefit Plans, including Life Insurance, AD&D, and Flexible Spending Accounts.  Also oversees other benefits including Tax and Financial Planning and Executive Physicals.
  • Implements and administers benefit programs and manages the communication process to employees regarding Open Enrollment, new hire orientations, and any other required communications and/or mailings.  This includes distributing SPDs and Coverage Manuals and maintaining records for compliance.
  • Designs and delivers training to enhance employee and manager understanding of programs.    Seeks opportunities for process improvement.
  • Enrolls and dis-enrolls employees from individual benefit plans.  This includes weekly file transfers with 3rd party and maintaining benefits programs and deductions in our HR system.  In the HR system, sets up new benefits for Open Enrollment and ensures elections are accurately processed.
  • Administers COBRA, Health, Dental and Flex Spending, as well as life insurance conversion.
  • Reconciles Health, Dental and Voluntary Benefit Plans billing units and maintains/pays each Health Plan monthly.  Audits to ensure correct enrollment and billing.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements regarding the Health and Dental Plans – ERISA, ADA, FMLA and HIPAA and ACA.
  • Generates annual and ad-hoc reporting to CMS regarding Health Plans requirements as requested by CMS.
  • Oversees the Plans' privacy policies and procedures related to PHI – serves as Privacy Officer.
  • Maintains all Health and Dental Benefits records and establishes recordkeeping systems.
  • Administers mandatory medical enrollment/records.
  • Resolves employee questions and problems regarding the Health, Dental and Voluntary Benefits Plans.
  • Maintains professional/technical knowledge regarding compliance issues relating to ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, and ACA.
  • Maintains reporting system for ACA compliance and tracks hours worked for part-time workers for ACA compliance.  Processes ACA notices (1095’s).
  • Supervises Wellness Programs as needed.
  • Administers and communicates the Executive Physical program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong technical skills – acts as the subject matter expert on benefit programs, compliance requirements and current trends in the market.
  • Ability to think critically – recognizes connections, translates goals into action, uses strong judgment to make choices in alignment with strategy and company culture/values.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to connect with people – fosters strong partnerships, interacts well with vendors and 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.
  • Demonstrates curiosity and courage – has an interest in learning and understanding “whys”, asks questions, shares his/her point of view.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required – Human Resources, Business, or related major is preferred.
  • 5 or more years or more years of Benefits experience is required.
  • Experience with benefits programs and systems. 
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement processes or best practices and effectively work through change.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – ability to create/manipulate documents using Word and PowerPoint, and Excel.

 

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.

Deskside Support Analyst, Service Now - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Deskside Support Analyst is responsible for providing high level, customer focused IT support to our end users in the Eden Prairie office, as well as remotely for users at other locations and business units. This position will be responsible for the installation, troubleshooting and replacement of computers, tablets, mobile devices, printers, phones, etc.  The incumbent will also serve as a Service Now administrator for Winnebago Industries.    

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Serve as the Service Now Administrator for company-wide stakeholders; play a key role in the Service Now implementation
  • Respond to executive C-level and Board of Directors support needs. 
  • Serve as System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Administrator, performing all aspects of SCCM planning, setup, deployment and maintenance
  • Respond to end-user service requests reported to the IT Service Desk through the Service Now management system both onsite and remotely
  • Document, track, and monitor issues to ensure a timely resolution with the aid of the Service Now system.
  • Manage the vendor relationship for desktop hardware packages
  • Meet all service level agreements set by the department in a timely manner.
  • Escalate issues appropriately to management.
  • Comply with Corporate and IT policies and procedures.
  • Participate in IT projects when required.
  • Assist the Infrastructure team with issues within the local datacenter.
  • Research and implement new technologies.
  • Provide telecom support services.
  • Act as IT liaison for in-depth troubleshooting for other IT teams.
  • Provide network support.
  • Follow up with users to ensure service is delivered at optimal levels.
  • Diagnose and resolve unique, nonrecurring problems associated with application software and operating systems; determine the source of problems and classify their level, priority and nature.
  • Configure, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot and support computer workstations, laptops, printers, mobile devices, phones and other computer and telecommunications equipment; desktop image management
  • Create alternative methods of completing tasks, correcting user errors and system inconsistencies to improve the desktop team function.
  • Participate in hardware and software reviews and recommend purchases.
  • Analyze and make recommendations for hardware and software standardization.

 

 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong customer service skills; ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter who can work in a team environment.
  • Able to identify, evaluate, and solve end-user workstation and mobile problems.
  • Able to read, understand, and apply complex technical information.
  • Able to master new computer technologies.
  • Self-starter who is able to work in a team environment; demonstrated sense of urgency.
  • Organized and structured.
  • Demonstrated experiencing supporting 50+ user corporate environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in IT end-user support.
  • Experience with Service Now; administrator experience is preferred
  • Experience with video conferencing preferred.

 

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.

Industrial Designer - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position

Utilize strong creative and problem solving abilities to conceive, display and present product design concepts of exterior and interior styling for motorhomes that are aesthetically pleasing, functional, cost effective and consistent with manufacturing capabilities.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Essential Skills:
  • Strong ideation, sketching/3D modeling and rendering skills.
  • Create physical 3D models using a variety of materials.
  • Investigate and seek out new and improved product offerings from component vendors.
  • Contribute and present observations about industry styling trends and their impact on current product lines – to include recommendations.
  • Work with/ assist design and manufacturing engineers to solve issues that may arise from proposed and approved designs.
  • Prepare a list of materials and help secure component and material costs for proposed products.
  • Create and make interdepartmental presentations.
  • Meet time deadlines and cost targets.
  • Attend various product shows to research and identify new ideas (occasional travel required).
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and take work direction as given.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in the current release of CAD and Microsoft software
  • Prefer a 4-year degree in Industrial Design or a closely related degree.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb stair steps.  Handicap elevator available.
  • Use hand and arms to reach, grasp and manipulate objects.
  • Lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to work on a computer monitor for extended periods of time.

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.
  • May be exposed to noise, air pollutants, etc.

 

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

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:

Part-Time HR Assistant

Position Description:

We are in need of a part-time Human Resources assistant to perform a variety of tasks.  The candidate must be proficient in Excel, Word and other Microsoft products.  

The primary responsibilities for this position will be:

  • Assisting employees at the HR counter and answering phone inquiries

  • Entering employee data (new hires, performance reviews, pay increases, warnings, terminations, personal information changes, etc.) in Microsoft Dynamics AX

  • Creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets to assist in tracking HR data

  • Filing employee records daily

The hours may vary but will average 30 – 40 per week.

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