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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

Human Resources Coordinator - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

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

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

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

 

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

 

 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong technical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, customer-centric focus for candidates and internal/external partners
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks with high levels of accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to connect with people – fosters strong partnerships, interacts well with employees at all levels
  • Self-motivated and driven – strives to deliver great results and drive continuous improvement, gets things done
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment
  • Demonstrates curiosity and courage – has an interest in learning and understanding “whys”, asks questions, shares his/her point of view

 

Required Education and Experience

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

 

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

Product Cost Supervisor - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The primary objective of this position is to supervise and coordinate the workflow within the Cost Accounting department.  This includes such activities as working directly with the Cost Accounting Manager and the Product Managers to ensure that the unit costing/pricing for the Motorized Division is done correctly and in a timely manner.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Review and approve monthly journal entries and reconciliations created by the Cost Accounting staff
  • Maintain/update standard labor cost and the standard cost of purchased parts
  • Assist with cost estimates for the Product Managers and other areas of the corporation
  • Work directly with the Inventory Accountants to assist in the physical inventories that are performed at the Motorized and Towables facilities

 

A degree in either Finance or Accounting is required for this position.

 

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

 

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
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
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 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.

Master Switchboard Operator - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

Responsible for a pleasant corporate image to all visitors, vendors, etc., as well to incoming telephone callers.  Receive and direct all incoming telephone calls.  Perform all duties of the above position in accordance with Corporate Policies 9-303 and 8-401.  Technical expertise on Switchboard operation.  Retain knowledge on Company employees to direct callers to proper areas.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Receive all incoming calls and direct them to proper department.
  • Maintain up-to-date tour information so as to provide correct information to visitors and callers.
  • Direct visitors to the appropriate area for their appointments.
  • Direct visitors to/or contact appropriate division to seek further information they are requiring.
  • Assist in restricting visitors from entering unauthorized areas.
  • Monitor all persons entering and existing through the corporate lobby.
  • Maintain lobby in a neat and orderly manner at all times.
  • Receive deliveries of small items notifying the recipient.
  • Maintain technical knowledge and ability level to properly operate Switchboard.
  • Perform other assigned special projects as requested.
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.

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 a confidential resume to Human Resources Department, Winnebago Industries, Inc., PO Box 152, Forest City, IA  50436 or submit your resume online to hr@winnebagoind.com.

Hourly Positions Available

NOW OFFERING A HIRING REWARD FOR HOURLY EMPLOYEES IN NORTH IOWA! AFTER 6 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT, RECEIVE $500 AFTER 12 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT, RECEIVE ANOTHER $500. WE OFFER A COMPETITIVE STARTING WAGE AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Position Description:

Supplier Quality Assurance Inspector - Junction City, Oregon

Position Description:

The responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Perform inspection of incoming purchased components according to Winnebago drawings;
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of parts issued to the department and perform periodic cycle counting;
  • Prepare and process inspection acceptance or rejection paperwork and reports;
  • Preparation and shipment of nonconforming materials back to supplier, including creating labels, RG’s and shipping;
  • Perform basic inventory transactions for materials transferring to and from SQA department so material go to the correct areas.

 

This position required the use of measurement tools such as a tape measure, caliper, etc.    Obtaining a forklift license and operating a forklift may also be required.

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.

Specialty Vehicles Electrician - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Specialty Vehicles – Electrician

Installation, inspection and testing electrical wiring and equipment in custom-built RV applications.    The candidate must have experience with installation and trouble-shooting 12v, 110v, 480v 3-phase and CAT5/6 circuits.  The tools that will be used are hand tools, saws, electrical testing equipment.

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