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.

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.

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.

Purchasing Agent - Middlebury, Indiana

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.

Quality Engineer - Junction City, Oregon

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Quality Engineer will utilize their training and experience to build upon Winnebago Industries’ current Quality Management System.  You will be called upon to play a pivotal role in creating a culture of continuous improvement that will revolutionize quality standards in the RV industry.  Producing a quality product through processes and controls during all stages of manufacture will allow us to exceed the quality and reliability expectations of today’s RV owner.  

 

Key Work Activities:

The Quality Engineer will work with Engineering, Operations and Quality personnel to create a dynamic culture of continuous improvement.  This will be achieved by developing and utilizing additional processes and controls and by expanding on proven methodologies within the quality and manufacturing areas, (i.e. Six sigma, FMEA, PDCA) 

 

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

 

 

Experience Required:

 

  • University degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Quality role in the manufacture of durable goods
  • Previous work experience in the Quality department of two or more companies
  • Excellent written and oral communication with ability to positively motivate team members
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively collaborate between varying functions
  • Ability to manage several projects and assignments in parallel

 

Technical Skills Requirements:

 

  • Sound knowledge of S.P.C techniques
  • Sound knowledge of FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), DOE (Design of Experiment), RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Action)
  • Sound knowledge of sample submission procedures
  • Sound knowledge of customers’ APQP activity procedures

 

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

Compensation and Benefits Analyst - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a Compensation and Benefits Analyst.  This position will be based in our Eden Prairie, Minnesota office and will report to our Director of Total Rewards.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

Provide compensation and benefits systems and process support, including system setup, auditing, reporting, ongoing administration, and the application of best practice thinking to further enhance programs. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Reporting to the Total Rewards Director, this position will be responsible for compensation and benefits systems and administrative processes and providing compensation support through job evaluations and the systematic reporting of employee data.  Responsibilities will include consolidating and reporting data across the enterprise and ensuring that compensation and benefits programs and systems are competitive, cost effective, and consistent with Winnebago’s business goals and compensation philosophy.

 

  • Serve as subject matter expert on all Compensation and Benefits systems, including the interface with 3rd party benefits systems as well as with Microsoft Dynamics AX, our Human Resources management system (HRMS), and our payroll system.
  • Ensure that compensation and benefits systems are set up and administered accurately and efficiently, with continuous improvement as the goal.
  • Assist with the development of compensation and benefit program communications, policies, and procedures.
  • Partner with all Winnebago businesses, staff functions and external vendors to ensure timely and accurate compensation and benefits processes and reporting and positive employee experiences.
  • Assist on the Microsoft Dynamics AX upgrade project and ensure that required reporting for 3rd party benefit systems, as well as payroll reporting, are integrated.
  • Conduct compensation and benefits compliance reviews and assess compliance with existing state and federal laws.
  • Prepare, validate, and distribute standard and ad-hoc reports and formats the reports for the end user.  This includes benefit vendor reports, required payroll reports, general data reports and reports for employees.
  • Assist with benefits open enrollment systems setup, communications, reporting, and support throughout the process. Ensures that employee elections are accurately reflected in all systems.
  • Coordinate new hire benefits enrollment for Eden Prairie office and other locations as required.
  • Create consolidated reporting of compensation data across Winnebago businesses.  Summarize and report on the data as required.
  • Assist with annual analysis of compensation programs including the review of salary ranges, merit budgeting and short and long term incentive programs.
  • Perform routine job evaluations and compensation analysis.
  • Perform other HR related projects and tasks as requested.

 

 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong technical skills – acts as the subject matter expert on compensation and benefits systems, ensuring seamless data transfer between internal and external parties; consolidate data for reporting in MS Excel
  • 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, Computer Science or related major is preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of HR experience is required.
  • Experience with benefits programs and systems and with reporting using MS Excel
  • 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 expert in Excel

 

Please email your resume for immediate consideration to hr@winnebagoind.com.   Please visit our website, www.wgo.net, to learn more about our company.

Supplier Quality Assurance Technician - Junction City, Oregon / Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

  • To ensure that purchased parts conform to specifications. Technical coordination between suppliers and internal organizations to resolve supplied material Quality issues
  • Implementation of containment, root cause analysis, and corrective action for supplier related issues
  • Development of suppliers to reduce defect rates and decrease cost of supplied materials

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Perform inspection of purchased parts including dimensional, functional, aesthetic, fit-for-use, etc.  to assure conformance to design and company specifications. 
  • Identify, contain and document rejected parts, communicate to all necessary departments, as well as to the supplier regarding the discrepancies found.  Work with Engineering and Quality to disposition parts appropriately.
  • Contact supplier for return authorization of parts needing return and assuring necessary paperwork has been completed.
  • Issue and track SCARs to suppliers when defective parts are identified, work with supplier to determine root cause and implement timely and effective quality solutions.
  • Perform follow-up evaluation / effectiveness check on problem parts to verify that the supplier has followed through with acceptable corrective action. 
  • Track and report all applicable costs incurred on behalf of Winnebago due to the nonconformities.
  • As required, perform on site review and verification of corrective actions, preventive actions and continuous improvement activities for product which do not meet standards for quality or delivery.
  • Coordinate supplier-related activities with Manufacturing, Purchasing, Engineering, Quality, Customer Service, and Warranty departments.
  • Act as consultant to Warranty Returns group in department to offer expertise and knowledge so problems are understood when processing warranty claims.
  • Conduct warranty studies on problems reported from the field and work with suppliers to solve long-term problems or failures as noted by retail customers.
  • Learn and work within the ERP system daily.
  • Strive for continuous improvement in performing job duties and responsibilities.                                                                             
  • Ability to obtain forklift license certification
  • Maintain accurate documentation and records for traceability, future reference, follow-up, and evaluation purposes.        
  • Maintain an effective reporting system and metrics to identify the opportunities for improvement in supplier quality performance
  • Other duties within the SQA Department as assigned.

 

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • College and/or technical school background along with analytical ability
  • At least 1 year of experience in quality, engineering, or manufacturing
  • Proficient in print reading and part measurement
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate quality problems and to apply sound technical judgment to develop possible solutions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing and/or process experience with assembly processes
  • Previous coursework in probability and statistics, SPC

 

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.

 

Consumer Information Specialist - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

This position will serve as a product information specialist liaison with potential customer in the sales lead stream and other consumer inquiry channels.  Also included will be serving as product information subject matter expert in support of marketing and training functions as needed.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Respond to incoming sales leads within assigned product class groups.  Follow-up will include telephone calls, emails and text messaging.
  • Initiate contact between consumers and local/consumer preferred dealers.
  • Follow up on lead progression after hand-off to dealer.  Contact consumer and dealer for feedback.
  • Respond to incoming general sales inquiries on motorized products.  Research and provide answers to inquiries.  Coordinate product information distribution to inquiring consumers.
  • Promote WIT Club and branded products to consumers (Winnebago insurance, roadside assistance, Winnebago Outdoor Adventures).
  • Document all processes on the WinnLeads sales lead system.
  • Work with the Marketing staff, Product Managers and Product Planners to develop and maintain subject matter expertise on assigned product segment.
  • Work with the Product Training Department to assist with content for training materials for District Sales Managers, as well as sales training events.

 

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

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