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RFA Engineering Industrial Engineer - Agricultural Equipment in Ankeny, Iowa

RFA Engineering ( 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 John Deere's staff to support the production of agricultural equipment.

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.

There are multiple positions available. Candidates would be assigned to one of the following shifts, but flexibility to work either shift is desired. Some OT and weekends would be necessary.

  • 1st shift, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, M-F

  • 3rd shift, 10:30 pm - 7:00 am, M-F

Job Description

  • Review warranty information, prioritize manufacturing related problems, create evidence packages and apply problem resolution techniques.

  • Review Defects Per Unit Daily report for qnotes within zone and problem resolution techniques.

  • Review daily Quality metrics to determine if there are questions from our wage force.

  • Attend Change Management meetings to represent zone.

  • Create Temporary Deviations per the JDDMW Work Instruction.

  • Create Change Notice and send to shop floor inspectors and post information.

  • Facilitate RCA's & NCCA's.

  • Attend Final Product Audit Review and Audit Disposition.

  • Lead Corrective Action on items found in Audit Disposition.

  • Lead and Facilitate daily Non Conforming review.

  • Monitor Zone DPU through SPC and investigate out of control conditions.

  • Assure control Plan Execution.

  • Support Factory with Burning Issues, containment process, corrective action. Fire fighting.


  • Bachelors of Science in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering or equivalent degree.

  • Demonstrated Skills in Root Cause Analysis & Corrective Action (8D).

  • Production floor experience.

  • Understanding of Mistake Proofing Techniques.

  • Understanding of Control Plans and PFMEAs Manufacturing Statistical Methods (Control Charting / Capability Analysis).

Why work for RFA?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)

  • Paid Holidays

  • Bereavement Leave

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Education Assistance

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