Product Design Engineer

Location: Lafayette, IN

Department: Indiana

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

RFA Engineering ( is seeking growth oriented Engineers to become an integral part of our engineering team at our customer's facility in Lafayette, IN. The selected candidates will work with an experienced engineering staff in the development of large natural gas and diesel engines.  Work will include product design, product improvement, cost reduction, and product health. The work will be highly collaborative with both internal customers and external suppliers.  This opportunity represents a unique opportunity for candidates interested in working in a fast paced, team environment.

Our customer's facility is a world-class engineering and manufacturing center. This is a full time position 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

The job duties for this position are associated with product development and systems design for new and current products on specific engines and include: 

  • Manage product quality and cost reduction projects.
  • Manage continuous product improvement projects using Six Sigma principles for defining root cause, solution implementation and validation.
  • Communication with suppliers and customers on product selection and integration
  • Conduct DFMEA to drive validation activities.
  • Bill of materials configuration and management.
  • Conduct design reviews with cross functional audience.

Minimum Requirements 

  • 4 year degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.
  • Basic understanding of large gas or diesel engine operation.
  • 0-5 years of engine or machine related experience.

Desired Attributes 

  • Strong mechanical aptitude demonstrated through work experience or hobbies.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience with the design of engine systems, agricultural, construction or related off-highway equipment.

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 at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, MN, Satellite office in Dubuque, IA, 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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