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RFA Engineering Electrical Systems Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

RFA Engineering ( is seeking an Entry Level to Experienced Engineer to develop control systems for agriculture equipment. The involved systems are a challenging combination of automotive technology, mobile fluid power controls, and industrial automation. This is a full-time position at our client’s location near Des Moines, IA and includes our exceptional benefits package.

This position is related to the design and development of vehicle control systems.  Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and integrate electric drive systems and components.

  • Provide required verification tests to verify performance both in simulation, system and machine level environments. 

  • Design of support systems lab testing and vehicle integration

  • Systems engineering responsibilities between electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and other systems.

  • Communication with suppliers to develop new features and select components

  • Interpret, modify and develop vehicle electrical schematics

  • Support field testing and debug efforts

  • Work with on-site manufacturing and testing departments

  • Work in a team environment with other engineers, suppliers and support staff


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering: Electrical, Mechanical or related field

  • Applicants of all experience levels will be considered

  • Experience with engineering tools, systems, and databases. 

  • Willingness to work in a “hands-on” environment

  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills are desired

  • Diligent and safety focused

  • Must have a valid Drivers License

    Desired Qualifications

  • Some experience with software, C,C++ is helpful but not required if the candidate has worked in other development environments.

  • Exposure to vehicle CAN, or other similar communication protocols

  • Experience with documenting cable routing in CAD is desired, but not required

    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

    Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly

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