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RFA Engineering Design Engineer - Wire Harness - Entry Level in Waterloo, Iowa

RFA Engineering ( is looking for a growth oriented candidates that want to join our team at our customer's facility in Waterloo, IA.  As a member of our team, the selected candidates will work with our engineering staff and our customer's staff to support the development of John Deere tractors using state of the art engineering tools.

This is a full time position with a full benefit package listed below, that is indefinite in duration with the opportunity of professional growth, direct hire by our customer, and additional opportunities within our own organization.

Job Description

  • Manage execution of small projects related to harness changes

  • Create designs and modify existing designs using Creo Cabling

  • Work with manufacturing and quality engineers to identify improvements to designs

  • Interact with other design teams and the electrical team to coordinate co-effective changes

  • Work with supplier(s) to determine best design practices and components

  • Pull part numbers and decisions for parts being designed using PTC Windchill/SAP

  • Review and approve two dimensional harness drawings

  • Participate on a cross functional team and perform design reviews


  • Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering or related degree

  • 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

    Desired Attributes 

  • Experience in 3-D Modeling Software; Creo 4.0 experience (Preferred)

  • Previous experience with Windchill or PDMLink

  • Strong understanding of GD&T

  • Design experience or exposure to off-road mobile equipment

  • Desire to work in an engineering environment focusing on robust & cost effective designs

  • Experience with ProCable

  • Wire harness or cable design for vehicles

  • Experience with Capital Harness Systems (CHS)

  • Read electrical schematics to relate to wire harness designs

    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 both at our Engineering Center near Minneapolis, 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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