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RFA Engineering Design Engineer - Test Fixtures in Waterloo, Iowa

RFA Engineering ( is looking for a growth oriented candidates that want to join our team at our customer's facility in Waterloo, IA. As a member of our team, the selected candidates will work with our engineering staff and our customer's staff to support the design of test fixtures for the development of engines and/or tractors 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 Responsibilities

  • Utilize input from PVV lab test planning and engineering design to develop test article fixture designs and hydraulic systems.

  • Update and maintain part number structure for fixture assemblies

  • Develop more efficient tools and processes

  • Support reclaims to fixture components by assisting with or completing reclaim prints and managing reclaim process

  • Maintain a part change log and BOM for each fixture assembly

  • Own mechanical and hydraulic test article and engine fixtures

  • Participate in fixture design reviews

  • Work with contracted modelers and drafters to provide assembly prints and information for fixture and hydraulic assemblies

  • Write work orders and provide instructions for fixture sub-assemblies as appropriate

  • Work with test engineers and lab test technicians to coordinate fixture sub-assembly work in the assembly bays

  • Provide technical expertise for fixture assemblies

  • Perform fixture design activities for auxiliary fixtures, including necessary support systems for these fixtures

    Desired Attributes

  • 4 year degree in Mechanical, Agricultural, Electrical or Computer Engineering.

  • Design related experience or projects (Creo)

  • 3D Geometry modeling

  • Test related experience is a plus

    Why work for RFA? About RFA EngineeringRFA 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

    Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly

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