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RFA Engineering Electrical Engineer - Drives Design in Dubuque, Iowa

RFA Engineering ( is seeking several growth oriented entry level to experienced candidates to be part of our engineering team at our customer's facility in Dubuque, Iowa. You will work with our experienced engineering staff and our customer's staff to provide highly engineered, optimized designs of Off-Road equipment using state of the art engineering tools.Our customer's facility is a world-class engineering and manufacturing center. These are full time positions that are indefinite in duration with opportunity for professional growth, direct hire by our customer, and opportunity within our own organization.

Electrical Engineer The individual would work with our electrical and product line teams on design, test and integration of electrical/electronic components, sub-systems and systems for our construction products. This development effort may include requirements development, test plan development, test execution, integration design, issue resolution, coordination with suppliers, and much more.


  • Design electric drive systems and related components using 3-D CAD

  • Apply electric motor design theory to lab tests and motor efficiency

  • Determine specification and durability requirements for electric drive systems

  • Write test plans for validation of electric drive components

  • Design fixturing to facilitate testing of electric drive components

  • Determine the relationships between mechanical hardware and embedded systems.


  • BSEE, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering Technology or BS Engineering with related electrical experience

  • Must have 3+ years of experience in the development of automotive or off-highway electrical drives.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude demonstrated through work experience or hobbies

  • Excellent communication both written and verbal

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to thrive in a team environment

  • Must have a valid Drivers License

    Desired Attributes

  • Knowledge of electrical components such as batteries, starters, alternators, rocker switches, relays, solenoids, sensors, actuators, and connectors.

  • Knowledge of electrical wire harness circuits and routing.

  • Experience writing functional, performance, and durability requirements.

  • Experience working with suppliers in the application of electrical components.

  • Capital Harness experience

  • Familiarity with operating Construction, Forestry, or Ag off-road equipment.

    About RFA EngineeringRFA Engineering has provided machine design and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is engineering of off highway equipment including agricultural and construction equipment, engine and drive train development, consumer, recreational, industrial, and special machines.RFA Engineering is domestically owned and operated exclusively by engineers who have spent their careers in the industry. Our engineering staff is located both at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.

    Employee Benefits

  • Health and Dental Insurance Programs

  • Extra Time Bonuses

  • Company Paid Life and Long-Term Disability Insurances

  • Retirement Savings Account (401k)

  • Flexible Spending Plan for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Education Assistance

    Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly

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