RFA Engineering Mechanical Engineer - Designer in Des Moines, Iowa

RFA Engineering (www.rfamec.com) is seeking a Mechanical Engineer or Designer to support new product development related to vehicle display panels, sensor mounting and electrical harness design. The assignment will be based in Urbandale, IA at our client's R&D center.

Our customer is a world leader in agriculture, construction, forestry, and turf care equipment. This is a full time position that is indefinite in duration with the opportunity of professional growth, direct hire by our customer, as well as leadership opportunities within our own organization.

Job Description

The job duties for these positions are associated with mechanical design including:

  • Design new electronics enclosures to place in appearance critical areas of vehicles.

  • Design highly ruggedized enclosures and structural mountings for new vehicle sensors.

  • Work with various vehicle design groups to ensure part space claims and fit-up

  • Design prototype and production vehicle electrical harness

  • Work with internal resources and external sources for prototype procurement

  • Complete engineering documentation as required.

  • Work with suppliers, product verification and validation, and product design to implement modifications and new systems to correct problems

  • Lead and facilitate quality planning and execution discussions as required


  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in mechanical design related curriculum including but not limited to Mechanical, Agricultural, Engineering Physics or Aerospace engineering.

  • Experience with of PTC Creo or similar 3D CAD modeling program

  • Experience with design of sheet metal fabrication and manufacturing processes

  • Experience with wire harness design in a 3D CAD environment

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments

  • Ability to thrive in a team environment

  • Self-Motivated - Able to work independently effectively

Desired Attributes

  • Familiarity with Capital Harness harness design software

  • Experience with design of injection molded parts

  • General knowledge of electronic component

  • Design experience or exposure to off-road mobile equipment

About RFA Engineering

RFA Engineering has provided design and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is project based product design 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 (401k)

  • Flexible Spending Plans for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care

  • Extra Time Bonuses

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Holiday Pay

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Education Assistance

Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly