RFA Engineering

RFA Engineering

  • Dubuque, IA

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

RFA Engineering ( ) is seeking several growth oriented entry level to experienced candidates to be part of our engineering team in Dubuque, Iowa. You will work with our engineering staff to provide highly engineered, optimized designs of various types of equipment using state of the art engineering tools.

Mechanical Design Engineer

The job duties for these positions are associated with custom component design for new products on various equipment and include:

  • Concept and develop mechanical components and systems that may include multiple plastic processes, castings or forgings, stampings or laser cut parts, and welding or bonding of components.
  • Ensure production continues – May require part redesign, resourcing, rework planning, coordinating between multiple parties
  • Fix warranty problems through RGA’s and analysis
  • Work with manufacturing, product verification and validation, and suppliers to develop efficient and cost effective designs
  • Present monthly to vehicle leadership and quarterly to divisional leadership on metrics, projects, progress, and issues
  • Engage large teams to solve issues – Design, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply management, PV&V, Safety & Compliance, Publishing, External Suppliers


  • BSME, or Mechanical Design or related degree with experience
  • Experience in 3-D Modeling Software: Creo (Preferable)
  • Strong mechanical aptitude demonstrated through work experience or hobbies
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Must have a valid Drivers License

Desired Attributes

  • Previous experience with Windchill or PDMLink systems
  • Background with manufacturing processes
  • Agriculture or Heavy Equipment Experience

Why work for RFA?

About RFA Engineering

RFA Engineering has provided machine design and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is project based product development of off highway equipment including agricultural, construction, mining, recreational, industrial, and special machines. Our work includes concept development, product design, documentation, problem-solving, simulation, optimization, and testing of components, systems and complete machines. Our engineering staff is located both at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.

We Offer Competitive Benefits:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Supplemental Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Short-term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account (Traditional 401k & Roth 401k)
  • Flexible Spending Plans for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care
  • Extra Time Bonuses
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holiday Pay
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Education Assistance

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