RFA Engineering Electrical Engineer - Powertrain in Waterloo, Iowa

RFA Engineering (www.rfamec.com) is seeking candidates to be part of our engineering team at our customer's facility in Waterloo, IA. As a member of our team, the selected candidate will work with our engineering staff and our customer's staff to support the development of engines.

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

  • Use engineering tools to build, review, and test engine software payloads.

  • Support engine controls continuous improvement design activities and initiatives.

  • Analyze part warranty return data and develop/manage a warranty database.


  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, or Agricultural Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: electronic systems, software, electronic hardware, and controls applications.

  • Experience in roles that required you to demonstrate a familiarity with systems engineering.

  • Demonstrated effective communications skills and problem solving skills.

  • Two years of engineering product development and/or testing experience.

  • Experience in giving presentations, explaining complex engineering issues and breaking them down into action items.

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work well without close direction, in the office and in the field.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience managing/tracking multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.

  • Experience with engine controls and applications.

  • Experience in roles that required a basic understanding of controller hardware.

  • Experience with software development.

  • Experience with sensors and sensing systems.

  • Experience with electronic manufacturing.

  • Experience with electronics testing.

  • Root cause analysis experience.

  • Experience with PLC/PCB design.

Why work for RFA?

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 in 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)

  • Paid Holidays

  • Bereavement Leave

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Education Assistance

Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly