Product Design Engineer - Turf & Utility Equipment

Location: Horicon, WI

Department: Wisconsin

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

RFA Engineering ( is seeking growth oriented entry level to experienced candidates to be part of our engineering team at our customer's facility in Horicon, WI. As a member of our team, the selected candidate will work with our engineering staff and our customer's staff to support production of off-road utility vehicles and lawn care equipment.

Our customer's facility is a world-class engineering and manufacturing center including full capability of machine design, simulation, prototyping manufacturing, and testing of entire vehicles.

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. 

Product Design Engineer

  • Working with CREO 2.0 parametric and ANSYS Workbench
  • Design and analysis of structural components
  • Continuous Improvement to existing products
  • Working with manufacturing, quality, and supply management teams
  • Communicating with team members at a professional level
  • Providing engineering calculations and data analysis
  • Collaboration with various departments to provide engineering support
  • Utilize six sigma and product development processes to achieve successful design solutions
  • Working in PDM Link and SAP for business management and part tracking
  • Working in Microsoft Project and Excel to track project status on multiple levels


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Desire a mechanical aptitude through employment, personal experience, or education, including machinery operation, maintenance, repair, metal fabrication, and other “hands on" experience.
  • Candidates must have excellent communication, teamwork, and analytical skills.
  • Previous design experience or knowledge of off-road equipment is a plus.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Travel: Minimal, less than 5%

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 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

Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly

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