Design Engineer - Off Highway Equipment

Location: Sanford, NC

Department: North Carolina

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

RFA Engineering ( is seeking a growth oriented design engineer to be part of our engineering team at our customer's facility in greater Raleigh, NC area. The selected candidate will work with our client's experienced engineering staff to develop, analyze and support the manufacture of their world class equipment. The candidate will work both as an individual contributor and as part of a project team.  This job represents a unique opportunity for candidates interested in working in a fast paced, team environment.  This position will bring new designs from concept through detailed design, including updating current designs, all the while ensuring the parts are validated and meet the functional requirements.

Potential design responsibility will range from structural fabrications, machined components, hydraulic, electrical and control systems, so the best candidate will be flexible and be able to work between all these systems.  Critical to the success of the candidate will be an enthusiastic attitude showing the initiative to solve engineering problems and be able to work to tight deadlines.

Typical Day Description

  • Modeling and simulation of designs in Creo (Pro-E).
  • Engineering analysis and problem solving.
  • Detailing and releasing of engineering drawings.
  • Meetings with team members and suppliers to collaborate and improve designs
  • Fit up and testing of designs.
  • Development and execution of validation plans.
  • Work with supply management and suppliers and other cross functional team members.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Strong mechanical aptitude demonstrated through either previous work experience or hobbies.
  • Ability to work on numerous tasks concurrently
  • Strong problem solving skills, good mechanical aptitude, and good communication skills
  • Experience with heavy equipment or related a must
  • 2+ years work experience with 3D CAD software, preferably Creo (Pro-E), and an understanding of PDM, simulation software, advanced excel, workflow, and other engineering software that supports design work.

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.

Why work for RFA?

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


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