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RFA Engineering Entry Level Control Systems Engineer in Dubuque, Iowa

RFA Engineering ( is seeking an Entry Level to Experienced Engineer to develop control systems for agricultural and construction 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 in Dubuque, IA and includes our exceptional benefits package.

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

  • Implement robust control systems for electronically controlled hydraulic mechanism, powertrain, and other systems.

  • Designing and testing different control theories in Simulink, troubleshooting control problems impacting machine performance, and refining control parameters to improve machine performance.

  • Document control theory and field commissioning/tuning processes.

  • Develop control system models for code-generation.

  • Support or perform on-machine control system troubleshooting and tuning.

  • Support development of quantified performance requirements.

  • Work with Dynamic System Modeling team to integrate control system and vehicle system models.

  • Determining what the appropriate control philosophy will be for a given vehicle feature, identifying appropriate control parameters and analysis.

  • Work across disciplines, interfacing with design, software, dynamic systems modeling, and test groups.


  • 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

  • Must have a valid Drivers License

    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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