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RFA Engineering Project Engineer in Hamel, Minnesota

RFA Engineering ( is seeking a Project Engineer to be part of our engineering team at our client's facility in Hamel, MN.


The Project Engineer is responsible for directing, coordinating, and executing engineering projects on railroad maintenance equipment while ensuring all end-user customer requirements are met or exceeded with a quality product delivered in a timely manner. Ensure proper engineering resources are assigned and the client's processes are followed to effectively support delivery of machines or other products to meet and exceed end-user requirements by means of effective and accurate project planning and leadership.

Project Engineering Processes

  • Lead multi-discipline engineering teams to deliver designs and documentation with key metrics for schedule, quality, and budget.

  • Assist with formulating engineering project specifications based on end-user requirements.

  • Generate cost estimates for engineering projects.

  • Develop project Scope-of-Work for all engineering activity required to deliver a machine or other product.

  • Schedule engineering projects with resource requirement loading.

  • Create the machine test and commissioning program scope and coverage.

Project Engineering Leadership

  • Oversee the project-level design development and analysis, manage technical risk, and encourage innovation.

  • Deploy project team resources to ensure timely design releases, test plans, and design analysis.

  • Confirm and verify compliance with end-user requirements and company design standards.

  • Track and report on project-level design progress, hour utilization, and costs throughout the project and complete a post-project summary.

  • Serve as the focal point for build support and for corrective response to findings made during testing and commissioning.

  • Contribute to continuous improvement efforts within engineering and the wider organization.

  • Responsible for full product development, including mechanical and manufacturing aspects of design using support staff.

  • Facilitate the initial identification of spare parts.

  • Contribute to continuous improvement efforts within engineering and the wider organization.


Education: BS degree in Engineering or Business

Experience: 5 Years Project Leadership experience and working knowledge of general purpose engineering software or 8+ years Engineering experience, preferably involving systems design or integration.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: MS Project proficiency


Education: Master?s degree in Business or Engineering, or other advanced technical degree

Licenses/Certifications: Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional Certification

About RFA EngineeringRFA 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.

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