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

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.

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.

Purchasing Agent - Middlebury, Indiana / Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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.

HR Generalist - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

Play a key role in developing the best talent.  Enhance the performance of the organization by collaborating with leaders to hire the right people and deliver candidate and employee experiences that drive engagement and retention.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Reporting to the Director, Talent Management, this position will be primarily focused on 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.

 

  • Facilitate or lead sourcing, scheduling, interviewing, and selection process for identified positions
  • Communicate with hiring managers to understand needs and create job descriptions and requirements
  • Collaborate with HR teams within each business unit to ensure alignment of recruiting efforts and provide support as needed
  • Coordinate with / leverage external partnerships throughout the hiring process (ex. pre-hire assessments, relocation, and external staffing or search partners)
  • Ensure a consistent and brand-right candidate and new hire experience is being delivered; solicit input from HR, leaders, and employees to continuously evaluate and improve process
  • Provide input to shape an overall strategy for talent acquisition as well as a sourcing strategy to align with evolving business needs
  • Establish consistent recruitment processes and routines at the enterprise level and within each business unit as needed; foster knowledge sharing and use of best practices
  • Participate in evaluating training and development opportunities; identify and deliver solutions to meet needs
  • Create reports, communication, or other tools and resources as needed to support recurring talent routines, such as performance review process and talent reviews
  • Provide support for enterprise HR driven projects and processes, to include benchmarking or other research, data collection and analysis, reporting, tracking key metrics, and project management.   
  • Perform other HR Business Partner responsibilities as needed; partner directly with leaders, teams, or individual employees to provide support in areas such as:
    • Career development coaching
    • Performance coaching / counseling
    • HR process or policy questions
  • Other HR related projects and tasks as requested

 

 

Critical Competencies

  • Ability to think critically – recognizes connections, translates goals into action, uses strong judgment to make choices in alignment with strategy and company culture/values
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to connect with people – fosters strong partnerships, interacts well with employees at all levels
  • Self-motivated and driven – strives to deliver great results and drive continuous improvement, gets things done
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment
  • 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
  • 3 to 5 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
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement processes or best practices in HR
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – ability to create/manipulate documents using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

 

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.

Support Specialist - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

Provide reporting, analysis, project management, and administrative support for Motorhome leadership team. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Capture, manage and analyze information to support data-driven decision making and timely reporting
  • Develop and maintain dashboard reporting across the division to enable tracking multiple initiatives
  • Coordinate schedules, meetings, and deadlines as needed for the Motorhome leadership team
  • Manage VP/GM schedule, travel, contacts, follow up and related activities
  • Design, create and manipulate presentations, spreadsheets, reports, documents, communication, and other material as needed
  • Other duties as assigned/special projects as requested

 

Critical Competencies:

  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills; performs and prioritizes multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail
  • Exercises good judgement in a variety of situations
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Leverages interpersonal skills to communicate and build relationships with internal and external partners
  • Takes a proactive approach to problem solving and planning; identifies opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Resourceful team player, but self-driven and able to be effective independently
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency; can achieve goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

 

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and related software as identified

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit a confidential resume to Human Resources Department, Winnebago Industries, Inc., PO Box 152, Forest City, IA  50436 or submit your resume to hr@winnebagoind.com.

Hourly Positions Available

Forklift / Material Handler - Middlebury, Indiana

Position Description:

This position is responsible for delivery of materials to all areas within the company using forklifts and other vehicles.  Other tasks include order picking, repackaging, distributing.  Equipment used will be forklifts, stand-up forklifts, various lifts, razor knives, along with computers and radios for in-plant communication.

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