Salaried Positions Available

Director of Purchasing

Position Description:

Great things are happening at Winnebago Industries, Inc. and if you are looking for that next challenge in your career, then this may be it. We’re looking for a proven Purchasing professional that can lead Winnebago Industries in strategic and tactical procurement activities at both the Organizational level as well as the Business Unit level. This would include, but is not limited to: leading a team of Purchasing Agents and Buyers, the management of key commodities, supplier selection and development, as well as a lead in supplier negotiations. You will also have the opportunity to initiate product improvements and cost reduction efforts as well as synergies between business units and support new product introductions. Reporting directly to the V.P. – Chief Financial Officer, this position is located in scenic Forest City, Iowa.

We are seeking candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree, coupled with C.P.M. or CPSM certification, with 10+ years of comparable experience, who have the ability to work within a schedule-driven environment with shifting priorities and moving deadlines.

We are offering a highly competitive salary and incentive bonus program and benefits package. For immediate consideration for this highly attractive position, please submit a confidential resume with salary requirements to:

Human Resources Department
Winnebago Industries, Inc., P.O. Box 152, Forest City, Iowa 50436
or submit resume online to hr@winnebagoind.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D. Substance abuse testing program in effect.

Product Designer

Position Description:

The primary objective is to design piece parts, systems, products, and their relationships, in the most economical, manufacturable and timely manner, meeting all engineering and safety requirements. Perform professional work in design and development of RV’s and other products. Perform routine engineering work requiring application of standard techniques. Assist detail and layout drafting personnel. May spend considerable time at a CAD workstation. Review completed detail drawings for completeness, tolerances, material specifications, parts call-out, etc. Expected to contribute ideas for improvement of department and CAD system procedures. Confer with Manufacturing Engineering as needed to develop production operations, tool requirements, feasibility of manufacture, cost estimates of alternative designs and to resolve production problems. Keep abreast of new developments in the engineering field. A 4-year college degree is required.

Accounts Payable Accountant

Position Description:

A two-year college degree in a related field is required for this position. The A/P Accountant will perform the following functions:
1. Review voucher cover sheets against invoices and shipping documents for accuracy and completeness.
2. Upon approval of vouchers, electronically post the invoices.
3. Assist with analysis of unvouchered purchases, in conjunction with other analytics.

Cost Accountant

Position Description:

A four-year college degree in a related field is required for this position. The cost accountant will perform the following functions:
1. Product costing functions on current and new products, including working directly with Product Managers and Product Planners to provide early costing estimates and costing analysis.
2. Approve unit cost and margins by serial numbers prior to invoicing.
3. Help input and maintain the MODL tables with the current labor and material cost, dealer pricing and retail pricing for all models and options.
4. Assist inventory accounting in test counting, standard change-overs of materials and physical inventories.
5. Perform monthly journal entries and any other duties as assigned.

Product Design Engineer-Towables Division

Position Description:

Product Design Engineer – Toy Hauler (This opening is at our Winnebago Towables division located in Middlebury, Indiana.)

This key individual will work directly with product management to develop, design and create new innovative products at Winnebago Towables. This position will require a detailed knowledge of toy hauler design and development. The individual must possess a broad-based knowledge in RV design and process. They must be motivated and capable of producing detailed dimensioned drawings and specifications (incl. LP, electrical, plumbing systems, etc.).The applicant must be comfortable drawing solid models in AutoCad and some experience in Autodesk Inventor.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: Troubleshoot design problems, work with other departments to assist in the resolution of issues, development and design of new products to improve existing products, issue engineering change orders, research and develop new parts, evaluate vendor products, create product specifications, review and approve product improvement suggestions, participate in product seminars.

Required Experience: Several years of product engineering experience or a broad array of RV manufacturing experience, prior experience using computer databases, Microsoft Office products and CAD, problem resolution skills, organizational skills, and good communication skills.

This position is full-time, and offers a competitive wage and fringes (including 401K, health insurance, dental insurance, vacation, and holiday). Please respond immediately by mail, fax or email to:
Winnebago Industries Towables
PO Box 2001,
201 14th Street
Middlebury, IN 46540
FAX: (574) 825-7127
Email: towablesjobs@winnebagoind.com
All responses are kept confidential. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Winnebago Industries Towables is an equal opportunity employer.

Controller

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. a leading U.S. manufacturer of motor homes and related products is seeking a seasoned Controller. The Controller position will be responsible for the oversight of external and internal accounting and reporting functions which include the management of timely and accurate financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements. Additional areas of responsibility will include management of payroll, property, and inventory functions as well as responsibility for internal controls over financial reporting.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA, with 10 years of relevant experience (public accounting and progressive responsible corporate experience). The successful candidate will possess strong knowledge of GAAP and internal controls as well as expertise in SEC reporting. Preference will be given to those candidates with MBA designations.

This position offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including stock equity opportunities and bonus incentives. Our Corporate Offices are located in Forest City, Iowa, which offers a high quality mid-size community environment with top rated school systems, located a mere 2 hours from the major metro areas of Minneapolis and Des Moines.

Hourly Positions Available

Truck Shop Mechanic

Position Description:

Diagnose and repair defects on chassis from a variety of manufacturers.

Machine Maintenance Technician

Position Description:

This position is responsible for new construction, machinery installation, machine repair and preventative maintenance of machinery. Duties will include electrical, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, plumbing, welding and mechanical work. Work to be performed in all weather conditions. Must be willing to work at heights of 65 ft. Required to operate forklifts, manlifts and scissor lifts. Pulmonary function test and respirator fit testing annually. Use of NFPA70-E arc flash PPE.

Machine Automation Technician

Position Description:

This position is responsible for PLC programming, machine automation design, modification and repair. Also required is a good understanding of machine mechanics and electrical controls.

Production Assemblers

Position Description:

We are currently looking for new employees to start work at our Forest City Plant. Starting pay is $12.35 per hour with the potential for incremental pay increases. We have excellent benefits such as health insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, and paid vacations available. Most of the positions will involve working on an assembly line with some positions involving bench type work. Jobs involve using hand tools such as drills, screw guns, staple guns, power saws, knives, routers, and hammers. Some jobs will involve running power equipment such as metal stamping machines, presses, shears, benders, glue machines, cut-off saws and etc.

Welders - Steel or Aluminum

Position Description:

We are currently looking for welders to start work at our Forest City Plant who can become certified to weld either mild steel or aluminum component parts in the production of our motor homes. Starting pay for certified welders is $14.15 per hour with potential for incremental raises. We have excellent benefits such as health insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, and paid vacations available.

RV Technician

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 fill out our online Employment 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.drive4bennettdriveway.com.

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