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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

Payroll Lead - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

Ensure that all employees are paid on an accurate, timely and confidential basis through ADP; manage ADP eTime system to ensure employee’s time worked and not worked is accurately reflected in the system; review all federal and state tax deposits and partner with ADP to file all federal and state tax returns in an accurate and timely manner; prepare journal entries, reconcile payroll accounts.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Weekly payroll processing in ADP Workforce Now
  • Assist in implementation of ADP WorkforceNow and eTime systems (Go-Live date: 1/1/19)
  • Review eTime exceptions and partner with Supervisors to correct; work closely with HR, Benefits and Supervisors for payroll updates and changes
  • Process all special earnings – Deferred Compensation, Winnebago bonus plans, Commissions, Restricted Stock Award process and dividends
  • Work with HR and Relocation partner to manage the taxability and reimbursement of fringe benefits.
  • Set up employee garnishments, child support, tax levies; oversee withholdings; reconcile deductions and payments through ADP
  • Reconcile all quarterly and annual payroll tax reporting and filings through ADP
  • Partner with ADP to understand any new tax changes and test and updates with ADP as necessary
  • Reconcile all year end wage information for W-2 processing and approve year-end process through ADP
  • Prepare various weekly and month-end payroll journal entries
  • Prepare numerous account reconciliations on a monthly or quarterly basis
  • Provide supervision to the Payroll Administrator
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned, based on business need

 

Key Attributes

  • Strong technical skills, including experience with payroll and HRIS systems; prior experience with ADP Workforce Now preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, customer-centric focus for employees and internal/external partners
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks with high levels of accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • 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

 

Education & Experience

  • Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 5-8 years of experience processing payroll in a multi-state environment including experience with payroll tax filing
  • Prior experience supporting mergers and acquisitions
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing new payroll solutions and transitioning systems.  In addition, the ability to deliver process improvements and optimize performance
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – ability to create/manipulate documents using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong understanding of federal and state wage and hour laws
  • CPP preferred

 

Additional Information

  • Travel may be required at times to other Winnebago locations
Line Engineer - Middlebury, IN

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for an experienced Line Engineer.  This position will be based in Middlebury, Indiana.

 

Position Description:

The Line Engineer will refine and improve existing product lines at Winnebago Towables.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

  • Maintain existing floor plan prints.

  • Implement product change notices.

  • Audit bill of material against production build.

  • Identify opportunity for cost saving and uniform builds.

  • Work with production to resolve process/quality problems.

  • Follow proto units down line to ensure appropriate build.

 

Key Competencies:

  • Effective communication.

  • Problem solving/analysis.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work in a cross functional team environment including members from operations, engineering, customer service, and safety.

 

Preferred Experience and Education:

  • Proficient in Auto Cad/Inventor or similar program.

  • 2 or more years of engineering experience preferred.

 

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

Winnebago Industries is an EEO employer. 

Retail Representative - Middlebury, IN

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for an experienced Retail Representative.  This position will be based in Middlebury, Indiana.

 

 

Position Description:

The Retail Representative provides technical support and authorizations to our retails customers and dealers.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

  • Provide excellent customer service through phone and written communications.

  • Provide technical assistance to retail customers and dealers on Winnebago Towables product.

  • Use systematic approach to problem solving.

  • Assist with locating service centers for repairs.

  • Obtain authorization for vendor related product failure.

  • Document correspondence via AX tickets with appropriate TREAD code.

 

Key Competencies:

  • Effective communication.

  • Problem solving/analysis.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

 

Preferred Experience and Education:

  • Experience with Microsoft products (Outlook, Excel, Word).

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with OEM RV customer service.

 

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

 

Winnebago Industries is an EEO employer.  Learn more about us at www.winnebagoind.com

Director, Motorhome Quality - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  The Director of Motorhome Quality will work with the Enterprise Quality Director to develop, implement, and manage the quality management systems and all corresponding process and programs for the Motorhome sites to ensure quality is built into the product we produce, thus delivering the highest quality and most reliable products offered in the market to our customers as well as ensuring we meet all regulatory requirements. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

The Director will have the responsibility of building and leading the Motorhome Quality Assurance team and ensuring full compliance, with all system requirements as well as product specifications.  Partner with all functional areas of Operations to ensure that all quality improvement programs and system plans are in place and being executed properly.

  • Partner with Operations leadership to develop a quality culture that ensures everyone is focused daily on quality improvement that will enable our customer’s to have extraordinary experiences as they travel, live, work and play.
  • Recommend processes and systems within the quality department to ensure that the quality assurance function enhances the business goals
  • Direct the auditing processes in a timely manner, ensuring schedules and audits are completed in a timely manner and at the highest achievable level
  • Partner with Service and Product Development to monitor customer or dealer complaints and make recommendations for immediate corrective action
  • Direct the validation of quality systems utilizing ERP
  • Balance focus on strategic planning projects while not losing sight of short term customer quality issues ensuring they are addressed quickly and effectively
  • Creates systems that ensures the sharing of best practices
  • Review and ensure that all systems and processes enhance the business and strive toward this goal, while remaining in full compliance
  • Coach and mentor leaders on a consistent highly communicated quality message and vision
  • Ensure effective and efficient personnel cross-training is in place to always assure product quality
  • Other duties as assigned based on business need

 

Knowledge & Skills

The Director of Motorhome Quality should possess strong leadership experience, as well as being innovative, knowledgeable, and intensely committed to ensuring that every product that we produce meets customer expectations. He or she will have a strong background demonstrating responsibility of developing, maintaining, auditing, and enhancing corporate quality management systems. In addition, the Director will have a proven record of accomplishment of ensuring compliance and assuring products are manufactured to high quality standards to enhance business goals.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence and motivate teams
  • Ability to collaborate and partner
  • Ability to exercise strong judgement to balance business needs and achieve objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate projects and training
  • Demonstrated ability to translate a vision into the development and execution of a strategy
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple concurrent projects and priorities
  • Action-oriented, self-starter who can delegate and be hands-on as situations deem appropriate
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point and analytical tools such as Minitab

 

Education & Experience

  • BS degree in Engineering
  • MBA preferred
  • ASQ Certification preferred
  • Implementation of QMS for a large manufacturing organization
  • Experienced with complex sub-systems and mechanisms (including connected devices) as well as testing and integration of these systems
  • Evaluation and certification of third-party quality systems
  • Led an organization through ISO certification
  • 10+ years of durable goods manufacturing experience required (preferably automotive or agriculture OEM)
  • Experienced in quality systems required to support annual new product introduction
  • Experienced in developing and maintaining PFMEA
  • Previous experience implementing quality within ERP systems is desirable
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills, especially with data analysis and proven experience working with failure analysis, FMEA (Failure Modes & Effects Analysis), FMECA (Failure Modes, Effects & Criticality analysis)
  • Recent experience working with Lean manufacturing and/or Six Sigma methodologies (e.g. Kaizen, 4Q, Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement, DMAIC, Gemba, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), etc.).  Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt (SSGB or SSBB) certification is a plus.

 

Manufacturing Engineer Manager - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  The Manufacturing Engineering Manager has accountability for providing leadership and vision to ensure manufacturing and process capability for the Motorhome business.  This role will drive the team towards a state-of-the-art operation.  

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for hiring, performance management, employee development, leadership and motivation for manufacturing engineers and technicians.

  • Serves as a leader, coach and mentor to engineers and technicians within the organization.

  • Committed to encouraging manufacturing engineering to maintain state of the art knowledge of the engineering field, and to incorporate this knowledge into new products and processes.

  • Routinely make decisions to determine resource requirements, establish department projects and schedules, and resolve manufacturing problems to meet customer design, quality, delivery, and cost expectations.

  • Review, recommend, prioritize and support process and machine/equipment development activities.

  • Facilitate capital equipment justification, specification, and procurement.

  • Provide ongoing manufacturing and quality support for products released to manufacturing.

  • Supervise cost reduction activities, systemic improvement activities, and establishment of quality and safety controls and improvements.

  • Work with management teams to develop, define, and improve functional systems, procedures, and general policies.

  • Provide direct assistance in the management of broad based changes that impact multiple product platforms and processes.

  • Responsible for cross-functional management of manufacturing engineering projects from conception through completion.

  • Develops capital and expense budgets that allow Engineering to meet its goals and those of the business plan.

  • Develops and implements budgets and staffing plans consistent with business needs.

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of manufacturing equipment and processes that result in a safe and ergonomically non-hazardous environment for all employees.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing manufacturing processes that are safe, robust, repeatable, process capable, and balanced.

  • Responsible for developing process documents, work instructions, standard work, accurate costing, BOMs, and routings.   

  • Responsible for the deployment of labor production targets, by line or area, that are measured, visible, obtainable, and are displayed on a real time basis.

  • Responsible for the identification and implementation of cost saving opportunities for production processes and individual component parts, to include but not be limited to LEAN program savings.

  • Proactively resolves process related problems before they can impact promised customer ship dates.

  • Actively pursues and implements continuous improvement tools and methods such as Design for Manufacturability and Assembly, process FMEA’s, and Lean initiatives that ensure manufacturing operations production process’s meet or exceed customer expectations.

  • Works with the senior managers of Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality to address and resolve existing manufacturing problems, concerns or obstacles that may have a negative impact on customer satisfaction.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Critical Components

  • Ability to teach and coach others

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence and motivate teams

  • Ability to collaborate and partner

  • Ability to engage and involve teams while leading change that impacts culture

  • Ability to exercise strong judgement to balance business needs and achieve 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 delegate and be hands-on as situations deem appropriate

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, Master Degree a plus 

  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in manufacturing engineering, preferably within a durable goods environment

  • 5+ years of people management experience including leading teams through change

  • Previous experience working in a high mix, low volume vertically integrated facility preferred

  • Experience working with cross functional areas such as quality, finance, materials, etc

  • Working knowledge with driving and implementing continuous improvement efforts

  • Proven ability with decision making and communication skills

  • Strong financial and business acumen

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%

 

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

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Finance Manager, Motorhome - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of the Position

We are currently seeking a Finance Manager to add to our dynamic and growing team! This position will play a key role in our Winnebago Motorhome business operations as a trusted finance business partner with our Sales, Operations and Marketing teams to effectively understand and manage all facets of the business and provide key reporting metrics to stakeholders to drive business decisions.

 

​If you get excited about leading & driving change with a winning brand, this is an awesome opportunity to leave your thumbprint!  

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying profit enhancing opportunities to evolve the Motorhome business model

  • Helping drive process improvement initiatives across the Motorhome business that improves business results and efficiencies

  • Developing business reports that report on key metrics and underlying business operations that can be used by management to run the business

  • Assisting the Motorhome Finance Director in developing annual plans and periodic forecasts that track division and dealer profitability that allow for timely decision making

  • Partnering with Corporate FP&A in the annual planning, periodic forecasting process, and annual LRP

  • Developing and analyzing monthly results and reporting on variances to drive KPIs for enhanced business monitoring & future growth visibility

In addition, the Motorhome Finance Manager will supervise (1) direct report while managing numerous indirect relationships across the organization.

 

Our ideal candidate will possess the following critical competencies:

  • Self-motivated with an energetic, results-orientated and customer focused style

  • High-energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement, a sense of personal responsibility for work outcomes and personal commitment to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability; ability to thrive in a changing and/or fast paced environment

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and the ability to work well in a team

  • Successful in building credible, trusting relationships with a broad array of managers and cross-functional teams; interacts well with employees at all levels

  • Proven ability to communicate with and influence a variety of audiences, including senior and executive leadership

  • Demonstrated analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills

  • A leadership style that fosters individual team member growth through coaching and development

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field

  • 5+ years of financial reporting experience

  • Frequent travel (up to 50%) required to our Forest City, IA location, particularly within the first year. 

 

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

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Plant Controller - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position  

The Plant Controller will partner with plant operations and be a critical leader in the oversight and management of the daily finance responsibilities associated with the RV Plant Operations and Service Center. As a Business Partner, they will proactively identify improvements and determine and implement short and long-term strategies concerning efficiencies and profitability. This individual will develop policies and procedures to ensure financial controls are maintained and within compliance.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for the team environment for indirect and direct reports within the plant location.
  • Develop, interpret, and report financial information for the plant in a timely manner to the Operations leadership team, corporate finance, and plant management in compliance with specified requirements
  • Serve as a member of the local management team and partner with them in making financially sound business decisions which allow for profit maximization or cost minimization.
  • Maintain and develop key performance measures and tracking systems for the plant to measure progress and identify focus areas for improvement.
  • Partners with site management team to develop cost reduction strategies to meet short and long-term objectives of the business.
  • Lead and develop process improvements to improve efficiency and accuracy of the plant accounting team and the overall performance of the plant.
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to company policies and internal controls at the plant and auditing their effectiveness.
  • Ensure accuracy of the physical inventory and reported results. Investigate and explain book to physical adjustments.
  • Ensure bill of materials and costings accurately reflect production operations and are accurate and accounted for properly.
  • Attend daily plant production meetings.
  • Review labor reporting and cost, material costs, manufacturing overhead and inventory levels.
  • Maintain a costing system for the manufacturing process that provides timely feedback to the organization.
  • Assist with review and preparation of capital appropriation requests.
  • Assure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Policies. Resolve questions of GAAP and internal controls with corporate financial management.
  • Assist in the completion of special projects.

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • The ideal candidate can take financial goals and break them down for the organization at each level to track and monitor financial success.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and control costs – effectively develop business cases and influence at all levels within the organization into action.
  • Ability to operate strategically and operationally to meet corporate goals & objectives.
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles – understands P & L and balance sheets.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate in a simple, but impactful manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to interface with a wide variety of internal and external contacts; ability to work well in team environment and lead by example.
  • Must possess strong prioritization skills; flexibility and ability to multi-task
  • Working knowledge of Lean and Lean principles would be ideal.

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant discipline is required; MBA is preferred.
  • CPA or CMA is required
  • 5-10 years’ experience in Controller and/or Accounting Manager in a $50+M manufacturing plant is required
  • Must be proficient in all MS Office programs, with advanced skills in Excel
  • Proven leadership within a manufacturing operation- leading operations, planning, cost saving, forecasting, and investment analysis
  • High level of proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and ERP/MRP systems.
  • Delivering continuous improvement initiatives
  • Operating in a diverse range of economic conditions (i.e., expansion, contraction, stable)
  • Experience managing within a matrix organization is a strong plus.

 

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

 

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Configuration Specialist - Eden Prairie

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: Configure Experlogix for a vertically integrated manufacturer, for integration with Dynamics AX, to generate Bills of Material (BOMs), Routes, Dealer Portal, and after-market Parts Sales and Service. This position is responsible for the overall set up, operation and maintenance of the configurator (Experlogix) logic, interface, database, as well as the creation of new features, logic, and interfaces as directed. Also responsible for the dealer-facing portal (HTML) and is proper dealer experience and company branding. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Ensuring proper data and logic are created and maintained for correct configuration inputs and outputs; business rules, table set-up, nomenclature standards, BOM and Route configuration and maintenance, pricing definitions and updates
  • Configuring dealer portal for Sales/Service including front-end look/colors/fonts, organization of the screen, and collaborating with Marketing
  • Collaborating with others that may be involved with specific areas of the configurator logic, configurator interaction with other software, and the user interface
  • Maintaining product knowledge related to PN (Part Number) BOM structure, Routing, and MO logic in a Design/Manufacturing environment
  • Communicating engineering and IT related information effectively with other Engineering, Manufacturing, IT, Sales, Procurement, and Service personnel.
  • Gathering, comprehending, and analyzing requirements and challenges from configurator customers including Operations, Sales, Service, and others, and creating innovative solutions to common problems
  • Writing engineering/IT communication that conveys technical information in an understandable non-technical fashion
  • Maintaining product knowledge related to PN (Part Number) BOM structure, Routing, and MO logic in a Design/Manufacturing environment
  • Designing, developing, and implementing programs and applications - specifically related to Experlogix
  • Prototyping, debugging, testing, and coding improvements and re-design tasks in the configurator (Experlogix)
  • Responding to issues and providing updates
  • Making recommendations to the Engineering, Manufacturing, IT, Sales, and Service teams for improvements aligned to the corporate vision and strategies
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on business need

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Proficient with Excel, SQL, and web scripting (HTML, CSS)
  • ERP/MRP systems experience in a vertically integrated manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of quote to cash cycle in Dynamics AX in a plus
  • Ability to learn and gather functional requirements and design flow
  • Strong communication skills in listening, discussing and documenting requirements and feedback
  • Analytical/problem solving mindset

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required; Engineering BA or Information Technology BA preferred
  • Five years or more of configuration experience
  • Some travel will be required initially and periodically thereafter

 

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

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Commercial and Trademark Paralegal - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  This position will play a critical role in partnering with the Winnebago Legal department as well as internal and external business stakeholders.  Working directly with the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, the Paralegal will provide support and administration with all aspects of patent and trademark documentations, in addition to other corporate related transactions. 


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist with all aspects of patent and trademark registration, maintenance and renewals

  • Communicate with internal business units with respect to trademark matters

  • Assist with formation of corporations, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions

  • Review and maintain contracts and non-disclosure agreements.

  • Organize, manage, and file corporate filings.

  • Assist in the implementation and administration of legal department governance policies and processes.

  • Manage and administer corporate contract files.

  • Experience with corporate, securities and corporate governance a plus.

  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on business needs.

 
Key Attributes

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, board members, external partners and others.

  • Expert level of written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent proofreading and technical skills.

 

Other Requirements

  • Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer service and response.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Work effectively in high-pressure situations that require sound decision making and involve confidential or sensitive matters.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment.

  • Self-aware, self-motivated, self-confident individual who is comfortable operating with minimal direction and who thrives in a dynamic environment.

  • Ability and desire to learn new skills, while taking on new challenges to continue professional development.

  • This position may require travel by land or air.

 

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working as a paralegal with experience working in-house or closely with in-house counsel preferred. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal certificate.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, others as identified.

 

 

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

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Operations Accountant - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position

Ensure that Standard Costing is maintained along with maintaining & analyzing all inventories balances. This will require working with multiple areas within the Winnebago Motorized Operations business units and other areas of Finance.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Maintain/update standard cost for purchased & manufactured parts.

  • Standard costing of current and new Motorized production units.

  • Maintain/update departments factored labor and burden rates.

  • Performing various accounting procedures and analysis related to the proper statement of inventory balances.

  • Help coordinate and participate in the Motorized WIP physical inventory counts.

  • Track and review the Motorized perpetual cycle counts.

  • Assist in month-end inventory closing procedures and account reconciliations.

  • Special projects and other duties as needed. 

  • Requires the ability to work with and analyze large volumes of data.

 

Key Attributes

  • Self-motivated and detail oriented with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment.

  • Able to identify and question variances and potential errors.

 

Other Requirements

  • Minimal travel may be required at times to other Winnebago locations.

 

Education & Experience

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting. Cost Accounting experience would be beneficial.

  • Minimum 2 years of previous experience in an accounting role.

 

 

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

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Business Analyst - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

The Business Analyst will provide comprehensive views of data to individual departments including preparing, analyzing, and reporting on company information used to forecast business conditions and make strategic, tactical, and financial decisions. Collaborate with senior management to design and create complex reports/dashboards to meet desired specifications. Analyze data and processes related to sales and operations planning to reveal issues, determine root causes, and recommend solutions to the business.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Partner with various individual departments to determine the scope of data (reports, dashboards, etc.) that is needed; gather the data and/or help identify how the data should be collected; develop the best delivery method.

  • Integrated Business Planning... forecasting/planning process that aligns demand, supply, inventory, and financial plans in a repeating monthly cadence to help drive better visibility and decisions. Quantify the demand side of the market to drive better forecasting input into the IBP process.

  • Maintain a strong understanding of the all the data available (internally and externally), where to find the data in current state and determine where such data will reside in the Dynamics AX system. 

  • Categorize this data using a single glossary (finished goods, available to sales, retail shipments) to maintain consistency and uniformity.

  • Proactively determine the timing of what data the Motorhome Leadership Team should review allowing a regular flow of data.

  • Utilize external data bases, including Dealer Management Systems to define, gather and analyze dealer retail and inventory data. Make recommendations to Category leadership to drive the transition.

  • Recognize patterns in data and focus analytical efforts in pursuit of explanation and isolation of cause and effect.

  • Prepare analysis, present findings and other data driven items to the attention of the Motorhome Leadership Team to identify solutions to resolve ongoing issues that affect reporting.

 

Critical Components:

  • Possess the right blend of analytical expertise, SQL skills, advanced Excel and Microsoft business intelligence (BI) experience, and communication acumen.

  • Strong analytical skills focusing on market and operational data analytics

  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement processes or industry best practices

  • Strong results orientation; strives to deliver great results and drive continuous improvement

  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to build trust and commitment and influence others; promotes open communication and diverse perspectives; a true team collaborator

  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment; ability to balance multiple priorities and projects

  • Motivated by the opportunity to learn and solve problems; takes initiative to improve processes and systems

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or finance is required

  • 3-5 years’ experience in business analytics

  • Strong project management and analytical skills.

  • Knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative market research tools

  • Expertise with Excel, PowerPoint, SQL, Microsoft Power BI is required

  • Experience with Dynamics AX would is preferred

 

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

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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Category Manager, Indirect - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

This position will be responsible for establishing strategy and processes for our indirect category business, ensuring that the strategy is specific, fact-based, comprehensive, consistent, well-communicated and delivers superior financial returns and a competitive advantage to the business. In addition, the Indirect Category Manager ensures that the strategy developed is dynamic and responsive to the market, customer, supplier, and company needs. The Indirect Category Manager must display excellent communication skills to all internal stakeholders, senior leadership, and suppliers.

 

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Execute purchasing arrangements for indirect categories in support of the business strategy and plan, identifies suppliers and arranges optimal contracts in terms of pricing, quality, timing, and supply availability over the term of the contract  

  • Integrate the project scope and requirements, develops request for quotations and proposals, analyzes supplier response, negotiates, awards contracts and manages post-award supplier activities

  • Negotiate pricing, terms and commercial conditions of agreements and manage through the contract lifecycle

  • Conduct timely reviews with suppliers to measure performance against contractual standards and performance expectations. Develop and maintain long term relationships with suppliers to ensure a high quality level and reliable source of supplies and information

  • Provide category expertise to internal stakeholders and serve as a liaison to operational functions for assigned categories

  • Initiate cross-functional strategic sourcing teams to address specific opportunities

  • Strong analytical ability to engage and actively manage diverse and complex procurement and ERP systems

  • Work with functional area leaders to develop indirect project SOW and performance parameters

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external counterparts

  • Develop Grow, Fix, Maintain, Exit strategies for supply base to meet objectives and drive supplier rationalization activity.

  • Establish individual and category level goals for cost reduction initiatives

  • Understand cost-drivers and stay informed of market fluctuations, industry changes, and potential risk to delivery, quality, and/or price. Report risk mitigation strategies.

  • Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Engineering, or related field. MBA/Graduate degree preferred. 

  • 5-7 years' indirect supply chain management, sourcing and/or procurement experience required. 

  • Procurement process knowledge, category management, contract management, financial anlysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier management, technology utilization and strategic planning. 

  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge. 

  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills. 

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications.

  • Strong collaboration and influential management skills as evident by cross function alignment and delivery of initiatives. 

  • Strong leadership experience with proven ability to empower others. 

 

What’s in it for You?

This is a role that will challenge you; however, by being a part of building the foundation, you will make a difference from the bottom-line to the top.  Our hope is for this position to be the beginning of your career path with Winnebago and you will want future growth opportunities.  Be a part of the transformation of an iconic brand to one that enables extraordinary experiences while exploring the outdoor lifestyle for our customers to travel, live, work and play.  We’d love to hear from you! 

 

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

 

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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.

Deskside Support Analyst - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Reports To

Network Operations Manager

 

Primary Objective of Position

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

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

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

 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong customer service skills; ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter who can work in a team environment.
  • Able to identify, evaluate, and solve end-user workstation and mobile problems.
  • Able to read, understand, and apply complex technical information.
  • Able to master new computer technologies.
  • Self-starter who is able to work in a team environment; demonstrated sense of urgency.
  • Organized and structured.
  • Demonstrated experiencing supporting 100+ user corporate environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in IT end-user support.
  • Experience with Service Now
  • Experience with video conferencing preferred.
Category Manager - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  The Category Manager will develop and implement procurement strategies that optimize business partnerships with strategic suppliers and drive the required performance in cost, quality, service and innovation.  Ensure uninterrupted flow of production material from qualified and capable suppliers that meet KPIs.  Responsibility for supplier selection, contract & price negotiations, supplier performance management and problem resolution. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Track and report key performance indicators at the family, commodity, team, supplier, and individual levels
  • Lead Supply Chain process improvement projects, including areas of freight, purchasing, and specifically raw materials (steel, aluminum, etc.)
  • Support and drive improvements to business unit and corporate metrics (ie. Cost extraction, e-Auctions, supplier rationalization, material throughput, and payment terms)
  • Lead supplier negotiations
  • Develop favorable supplier relations
  • Analyze vendor spend and drive out cost
  • Prepare monthly raw material forecasts, monitor ordering process, and maximize material throughput
  • Represent Supply Chain team during day-to-day functions and meetings
  • Develop and drive standard work procedures within Supply Chain team
  • Maintain supplier segmentation and categorization
  • Participate in VA/VE, Kaizen and other similar events
  • 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)
  • Actively participates in providing a safe and harmonious working environment for all employees
  • Assures compliance with federal, state, local and corporate governance policies, regulations and laws
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education & Experience

  • B.A. in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Engineering or related field. MBA/advanced degree a plus.
  • Certification in APICS or similar organization a plus
  • 10+ years experience in Supply Chain sourcing or procurement with focus on raw materials (ie.  metals including aluminum, steel, fabrication, etc.) and/or chassis
  • Experience leading strategic sourcing programs within a durable goods/manufacturing environment
  • Must have excellent understanding of manufacturing planning systems and technologies and an ability to utilize that understanding to drive improvements in a large manufacturing facility
  • Working knowledge and application of Lean concepts
  • Experience working cross functionally on projects and goal achievement
  • Ability to understand and contribute to quality initiatives
  • Ability to drive standard work procedures
  • Should be able to work autonomously and be self-motivated
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • Able to interpret technical data such as drawings, bills-of-material, or print packs and present findings in a clear, concise, and engaging format
  • Ability to think and react quickly to changing situations and adjust to changing priorities
  • 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.

Interior Designer - Forest City

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 (3DS Max, Photoshop, Rhino) a requirement.

 

Education & Experience

  • Presentable portfolio of design work creations including examples of renderings
  • Excellent oral and presentation skills to communicate designs to management for decision making
  • 4-year interior design degree

 

Travel

  • Some travel to Eden Prairie, Minnesota is required
  • Other domestic and international travel maybe required

 

Production Supervisor II - Charles City

Position Description:

Primary Objective:

To supervise and direct the personnel and coordinate the work activities within the assigned area(s) to achieve the desired quality and quantity of production on schedule and at the most favorable cost.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Supervises, schedules, and directs the assigned hourly-paid employees to assure products or units meet prescribed quality standards and the production goals of the Master Production Plan (MPP) at the most favorable cost of production.
  • Assures that production in the assigned area(s) is performed in accordance with blueprints, assembly schedules, bills of material, code requirements, or other approved sources and that quality standards are observed to achieve optimum cost of production.
  • Provides training as necessary, answer questions, and/or resolves work-related problems of assigned personnel to keep production at the required level of quality and quantity.
  • Assures that assigned personnel have the tools, equipment, and materials necessary to perform their jobs efficiently.
  • Maintains the assigned area(s) in a neat, clean, orderly condition to facilitate safety, efficiency, and employee morale.
  • Enforces compliance with all safety rules and regulations and takes prompt, corrective action concerning any potential safety hazard.
  • Promptly obtains machinery and equipment repairs as needed to keep production at the required level.
  • Supervises, directs preparation of, or prepares accurate reports of production, labor time, employee attendance, absenteeism, etc., as a guide for production planning, for management's information and decision-making and/or to provide written records for future reference or action.
  • Participates in preparing the operating budget for the assigned area(s), conducts operations within budget, and effectively contributes to cost control through minimizing idle time, scrap, absenteeism, employee turnover, etc.
  • Selects new employees and assures they receive adequate orientation and training.
  • Plans and assigns work to assigned personnel to make the most effective use of their abilities
  • Takes prompt, positive action regarding personnel problems as they occur to keep minor matters from becoming major grievances.
  • Evaluates work performance of assigned personnel on a continuing basis offering constructive criticism, training, or guidance as necessary.
  • Conducts effective performance reviews in accordance with prescribed procedures and makes appropriate recommendations regarding wage adjustments, promotions, transfers, or termination of assigned personnel.
  • By personal example, sets a desirable standard of conduct and performance for assigned personnel.

 

Critical Components:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence
  • Possess strong oral, written and presentation skills at all levels of an organization including proactive listening skills

  • Ability to collaborate and partner and work as a part of a team
  • Ability to be respectful of the chain of command within the organization
  • Ability to exercise strong judgement to balance business needs and achieve objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate projects
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple concurrent projects and priorities
  • Proactive, self-starter
  • Ability to learn current equipment and processes and act as a liaison to insurance carriers

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • A college degree in a related field from an accredited college or university will be preferred.
  • High proficiency using Microsoft Office (Reporting) is required.
  • Experience using SCADA system (Supervising Control & Data Acquisition) would be a plus. 
Cost Analyst - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position

Provides strategic and consistent pricing guidance to Winnebago Motorhome Product Managers by using pricing and cost estimating tools to develop new, accurate and revised item estimates for new business opportunities.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with engineering team and project managers to identify and execute strategic initiatives to improve cost and develop scenarios
  • Analyze costs using cost and gross margin analysis
  • Support finance and project management in review of project costs defining variances; maintain acceptable cost estimating accuracy
  • Implement pricing tools to develop and provide pricing and cost estimating guidance for the Business management team.
  • Structure and execute various pricing/cost analyses by product lines and manufacturing / sales organization.
  • Develop and maintain a robust set of metrics to evaluate and monitor the progress of the pricing/margin strategy
  • Work closely with internal departments (Finance, Product Management, Supply Chain, Sales, R&D) to make suggestions and provide input

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge
  • Experience and skill in project management
  • Champion of and Adapter to Change: Drives innovative business improvements
  • Continually strives for functional and technical expertise in all aspects of the pricing and estimating process – continuous learning and application
  • Demonstrated experience in price and cost analysis
  • Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Can effectively communicate (verbal, written and active listening skills)
  • Work effectively across teams and in matrix environment

 

Education & Experience

  • BS/BA in relevant field including Industrial Engineering, Accounting, Finance or Supply Chain
  • 4-6 years cost estimating and pricing experience within a manufacturing environment, working knowledge of other department operations and production capabilities

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:

RV Technician, Electrician - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

The preferred candidate must understand 12 volt DC and 120 volt AC systems installed in a motor home and be capable of diagnosing problems within these systems. A general knowledge of motorhome construction and repair processes would also be helpful. Emphasis for this job duty will be placed on performing electrical repairs.

 

Preferred candidate will have the capability of installing or replacing solar panels, dash radios, rear and side view cameras, sound systems, matrix and TV systems. Must be able to diagnose problems within energy management systems, authomatic transfer systems, Firefly systems, and distribution panels. Have the ability to perform 12-volt battery testing. Some modifications to repairs may be required if orignial parts are no longer available. All work will be documented on work orders. There will be occasions where repairs will need to be viewed with the motor home customer. The preferred candidate must be self-motivated with good communication and planning skills. Must have a valid driver's license, basic repair tools, and a tool box. Be capable of operating a VOM and ammeter and have these testing devices available. The selected candidate will instantly start down the career path of becoming a RV Technician. We will proved the necessary training to make it happen. 

RV Technician - Junction City, OR

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.

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.

Machine Maintenance Technician - Forest City, IA

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.

Production Assemblers - Forest City, IA

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, IA

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