RFA Engineering Industrial Engineer - Agriculture Equipment in Ankeny, Iowa

RFA Engineering (www.rfamec.com) is looking for a growth oriented candidates that want to join our team at our customer's facility in Ankeny, IA. As a member of our team, the selected candidates will work with our engineering staff and our customer's staff to support the production of highly engineered mobile equipment using state of the art engineering tools.

This is a full time position with a full benefit package listed below, that is indefinite in duration with the opportunity of professional growth, direct hire by our customer, and additional opportunities within our own organization.

Job Description

  • Participate, generate, validate, facilitate and/or conduct Quality Plan Levels, Design Reviews, System, Design, Process FMEAS, Design Process and Assembly Reviews, Gage R&Rs and Capability studies for components and assemblies.

  • Prepare process/ assembly control plans.

  • Support virtual and physical builds.

  • Perform Routing Quality Assessments (RQA) and Process Quality Assessments (PQA) for virtual and pre-production builds.

  • Prepare audit and inspection plans and audit check sheets.

  • Create and approve temporary deviations.

  • Create documentation for all required corrective action requests derived from various quality planning activities and various build events.

  • Execute problem solving tools (3L5Y root cause analysis, Fishbone, Critical to Quality, etc.).


  • Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering degree or a applicable technical engineering degree.

  • Background in weld manufacturing shop floor environment.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude demonstrated through work experience or hobbies

  • Excellent communication both written and verbal

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to thrive in a team environment

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total preventative maintenance and facilities.

  • Working knowledge of database management tools.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with all levels of wage, salaried and management personnel in a team environment.

  • Experience in one or more related engineering areas: industrial, production, methods, reliability, design or manufacturing.

  • Travel up to 25% domestically.

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 near 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

Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly