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

Industrial Engineering Supervisor - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for an Industrial Engineering Supervisor who will be based in our Forest City, Iowa facility. 

 

Primary Objective of Position:

  • To define and document engineering processes related to time standards, routings, work instructions, and the manufacturing BOM
  • To define manufacturing assembly processes and routes
  • To define and validate manufacturing assembly time standards
  • To build data structures and KPIs for production to monitor their productivity.
  • To define manufacturing work instruction
  • To define manufacturing Bills of Material and linking those parts to the routes and work instructions
  • Will also be involved in defining the SIOPs process until the Master Planning function moves into its own team. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Job definition and in turn will impact employee training and retention. 
  • Data structures and KPI definition will aid the managers and supervisors on managing their labor and productivity
  • Validation to insure accuracy and trust in the time standards
  • Definition of engineering process and SOP to bring training and consistency to our ME organization.
  • Definition of engineering process and SOP to bring training and consistency to our ME organization.

 

Essential Qualifications:

This team will take a person with strong leadership skills to reorganize this department from a strictly IE function into and Process Engineering organization.  They will also lead the transformation of process engineering in all the areas through the creation of engineering processes.  This candidate will need an extensive background in:

  • Degree in Industrial Engineering and or Process Engineering
  • Leadership experience leading a team of engineers and techs
  • Experience in establishing engineering processes
  • Experience establishing and validating time standards
  • Experience establishing and validating processes
  • Experience establishing and validating work instruction.
  • Able to assist with the development of the SIOPs process while it is a function in this group
  • Understanding of current productivity and lean concepts as it relates to a process engineering function
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.
Interior Designer - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

Create interior styling designs and decor meeting program deliverables incorporating anticipated customer expectations. The interior design specifications will meet the requirements of the product creation process from a timing perspective including technical deliverables and creative impact. Responsible for RV interior décor and an innovator in layout, space, and function for interiors.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Design of all customer visible interior finishes and surface profiles of the RV.

  • Completing surface shapes/contours and specifying all finishes to program objectives and customer requirements.

  • Anticipate customer tastes for interior décor, layout, and functionality while incorporating into a harmonious design supporting the program’s timing, cost, and investment targets.

  • Develop and incorporate innovative design features to enable the product lines to be market leaders visually and functionally.

  • Interface, coordinate, and communicate with key organizations (Product Managers, Product Planners, Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Quality) during the creation process.

  • Provide visual properties to communicate designs through computer generated images, story boards, material, and finish samples. Support development of mock-ups generated in partnership with the prototype and sample shops.

  • Provide proposals to update aged products to maintain market “freshness” and relevance.

  • Support the control of complexity through balanced standardization across product lines as well as supporting supply base strategies coordinated by purchasing.

  • Foster effective relationships with key interior suppliers.

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to survey the related industries and fashion trends to develop themes and designs relative to the focus customer base at time of product launch.

  • Knowledge of current interior materials and surfaces. Ability to follow trends on upcoming materials and analyze viability for incorporation into product lines.

  • Knowledge of cabinet, flooring, seating, and upholstery design a plus. Knowledge of lighting, kitchen and bath fixture designs and trends also a plus.

  • Experience in appropriate rendering software (such as Autodesk Revit or 3D Max) a requirement.

 

Education & Experience

  • Presentable portfolio of design work creations including examples of rendering

  • Excellent oral and presentation skills to communicate designs to management for decision making

  • 4-year interior design degree

 

Travel

  • Frequent travel to Forest City, Iowa is required

  • Other domestic travel and international travel maybe required

 

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

 

Interior Design Manager - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

Manage and lead interior styling activities providing designs meeting program deliverables incorporating anticipated customer requirements at product launch.  The interior design specifications will meet the requirements of the product creation process from a timing perspective including technical deliverables and creative impact.  Responsible for the RV interior décor and an innovator in layout, space, and function for interiors.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Design of all customer visible interior finishes and surface profiles of the RV

  • Manage the interior creative staff completing surface development and specifying all finishes to program objectives and customer requirements

  • Anticipate customer tastes for interior décor, layout, and functionality while incorporating into a harmonious design supporting the program’s timing, cost, and investment targets

  • Develop and incorporate innovative design features to enable the product lines to be market leaders visually and functionally

  • Interface, coordinate, and communicate with key organizations (Product Managers, Product Planners, Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Quality) during the creation process

  • Provide visual properties to communicate designs through computer generated images, story boards, material, and finish samples, to full scale mock-ups generated in partnership with the prototype and sample shops

  • Provide proposals to update aged products to maintain market “freshness” and relevance

  • Manage storage of samples and properties maintaining relevant and current quantities ensuring orderly and reasonable facility impact

  • Support the control of complexity through balanced standardization across product lines as well as supporting supply base strategies coordinated by purchasing

  • Foster effective relationships with key interior suppliers

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to survey the related industries and fashion trends to develop themes and designs relative to the focus customer base at time of product launch.

  • Knowledge of current interior materials and surfaces.  Ability to follow trends on upcoming materials and analyze viability for incorporation into product lines

  • Ability to build cohesive and comprehensive interior design proposals across product lines and for targeted products

  • Leadership skills to effectively interact with cross-functional stakeholders and achieve approval for designs created by the interior team

  • Managerial and leadership skills to develop an interior team that meets and exceeds the requirements and deliverables of the creation process

  • Knowledge of cabinet, flooring, seating, and upholstery design.  Knowledge of lighting, kitchen and bath fixture designs and trends

  • Ability to exercise strong judgement to balance business needs and achieve objectives

 

Education & Experience

  • Presentable portfolio of design work creations

  • Excellent oral and presentation skills to communicate designs to upper management for decision making

  • 10+ years experience in the interior design field

  • 4-year interior design degree

 

Travel

  • Frequent travel to Forest City, Iowa is required

  • Other domestic travel and international travel is required

 

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

Lead corporate and business unit efforts to source indirect material from qualified and capable suppliers that meets corporate, department, and product goals for cost, quality, service, and innovation.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Work with functional area leaders to develop SOW and expectations for indirect sourcing

  • Develop and qualify indirect sources

  • 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, purchase orders over buyer threshold, requisitions, etc

  • 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)

 

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.

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.

Business Analyst, Engineering - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

This role is the primary IT focal point for business stakeholders in Engineering and Product Development 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 PLM, future-state technologies such as IOT, and introduces creative uses of those capabilities 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 and PLM. Identify creative uses of applications to address business problems. Stay abreast of industry best practices in the use of information technologies, IOT in particular, 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.

  • As process lead for the concept to market and quality process areas, ensure that business processes are defined, measured and improved. Lead the configuration of the ERP system to ensure those process areas have the appropriate amount of automation to support the needs of the business.

 

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 Engineering, Business, Information Technology, or related field

  • Experience as a BA or in IT roles involving direct interaction with business leadership

  • Experience working with product development in a manufacturing industry. IOT related experience highly desirable

  • Experience with implementing ERP, PLM, or similar packaged solutions

  • Microsoft AX experience is a plus Experience with leading or participating in business change initiatives

 

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:

  • Recommend and maintain a clear product strategy for each series

  • Establish and maintain cost targets for each series

  • Work with vendors, Design and Purchasing to reduce costs and provide the best value for purchased and manufactured components

  • Track and report on competitors in the same market segments.  Develop a good understanding of key competitor strengths, weaknesses and market-share changes

  • Assist Product Research in maintaining accurate market segmentation charts

  • Actively pursue projects that improve understanding of customer needs

  • Review customer feedback from letters and on-line resources

  • Prioritize associated development projects

  • Assist Concepts Shop and coordinate meetings as necessary to ensure that new floorplan development is on schedule and meets planning targets for cost, features and function

  • Create informative and effective product presentations as needed for marketing, district manager meetings, board meetings, salaried review meetings and product training events

  • Recommend innovative new floorplans that distinguish us from our competitors

 

A 4-year college degree in a related field is 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.

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.

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

  • Change Management/Facilitation experience required

  • Experience leading complex projects and leading teams required

  • 5 years of durable goods manufacturing experience required.

  • 5 years of experience in Lean environments

 

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

Parts Administrator - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

To perform parts research, order management of dealership accounts and/or Retail customer activities, and departmental support functions as requested.  Perform under general supervision, be responsible for internal and external customer communication and special assignments.  Conduct yourself professionally, according to management policies and general business operations, using discretion and sound judgment.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Analyze parts requests and inquiries for accuracy of information given and use research tools for proper identification.  Respond in a timely and professional manner.

  • Review customer accounts and provide order information, shipping data, etc.

  • Receive retail inquiries via phone and email, and courteously handle or refer them to other internal areas or dealers if necessary.

  • Enter, maintain, track, and expedite orders, resolving issues according to policy.

  • Assist with expansion of the Retail/E-commerce parts sales as requested.

  • Utilize company knowledge to solve parts problems.  Assist with integration of Microsoft AX into standard processes.

  • Provide assistance and education to dealers when using the WinPortal and AX systems.

  • Work with Service District Managers, Service Administration, and dealers as necessary towards successful dealer parts program development. 

  • Promote the sale of parts in a helpful and assertive manner.

  • Promote company and department goodwill with all contacts.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Product Engineer I - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

Using criteria from the Product Plan, Styling Sheets, Development Schedules and input from engineering management, a Product Engineer I will design and release for production all components required to complete the assigned project within cost and time parameters.  Product Engineer I works under close direction and designs components and systems requiring independent judgment with a learned body of knowledge in an engineering discipline or technology.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Design systems and components used in the production of RV products using accepted engineering principles of design.

  • Requires general work direction from more experienced Product Design staff members with design and drawing requirements.

  • Conceptualize designs, plans, details, and procedures to accurately convey construction and fabrication requirements.

  • Coordinate and analyze vendor-supplied samples and drawings and incorporate the required information into design projects.

  • Work within company design parameters and all state, federal, and foreign statutes regarding design requirements:  IE, NHTSA, RVIA, NEC IAMPMO, CSA.

  • Perform a variety of work tasks that are planned to provide experience and familiarization with corporate engineering staff, methods, practices, and programs.

  • Confer with Manufacturing Engineering as required to develop production operations, tool requirements, and feasibility of manufacture, cost estimates of alternative designs, and resolve production problems.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in the current release of CAD, PLM, and Microsoft software.

  • Thorough understanding and efficiency with design standards and drafting practices.

  • Must have knowledge of mechanical engineering and design and be familiar with applicable codes, standards, and acceptable industry standards.

  • Must possess engineering skills and be capable of interacting with related engineering disciplines.

  • Minimum of four years of combined education and experience in design of mechanical systems.

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred.  May hold an alternative four-year degree in Engineering or Technology.

 

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 and may be exposed to noise, air pollutants, etc.

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!

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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.

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