Design Engineer - Ag Machinery

Location: Clarion, IA

Department: Iowa

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

RFA Engineering ( is seeking several engineers and/or designers to work at our client’s location in Clarion, IA  These are long term, full-time assignments with full benefits. 

Our client is the U.S. market leader in high-clearance sprayers. They have a very strong engineering and leadership team which will provide significant opportunity for technical growth.  RFA does allow our employees to take full time positions with our clients if that is your long term goal.

Job Description

Various levels of leadership and responsibility are available for these positions depending on qualifications and interest.  Responsibilities include:

  • Design, develop and analyze various mechanical systems on ag sprayers including structures, mechanisms, fluid systems and hydraulics.
  • Use of Solidworks for design and documentation
  • Use of Solidworks Simulation for structural FEA
  • Coordinate with manufacturing and testing capabilities
  • Work in a team environment with other engineers and support staff


  • 4 year engineering degrees including Ag, Mechanical, Aerospace or similar.  2 year degreed applicants are also welcome with significant prior experience
  • Applicants of all experience levels will be considered
  • Experience with 3D CAD is required, Solidworks experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience related to the design of ag or similar equipment
  • Willingness to work in a “hands-on” environment
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills are desired
  • Diligent and safety focused

About RFA Engineering

RFA Engineering has provided product development and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is 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, branch office in Dubuque, IA, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.

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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